Will the Now TV app for Apple TV ever get an update?
The current version is complete rubbish and makes me regret ever getting a Now TV pass.
Unless there is an update my Now TV experience will be very short indeed.
There are some pretty huge things missing in beta 2, but I dare say Sky know about them as they're things which are in every Apple TV app except the new Now TV one.
Whether they fix them or not.. we shall see.
May I ask.. what’s the point of live pause in context of NowTV?
I think my opinion comes from the fact that mostly I forget that there is a live TV watch option - I really do....
The reason being that all the content is available straight after broadcast (and sometimes during!) and of course its AD free!..... I’d rather watch something after the event.... as I say sometimes things are available 5 minutes into live and then you get to watch it through without ads... and actually ‘beat’ live transmission towards the end.
so why would you watch something live... ads and all.. when the content is available without ads and of course you can pause it.
... just interested. As I say I never use live watching.
I'm not a sports fan and never watch it...
but yes I can see how watching sports live is important and therefore the ability to pause!
I was being a bit narrow minded in the context of broadcast TV shows riddled with ads as they are!
To answer your question...
Boost.. of course. But the icing on the cake will be full AppleTV TV app integration. By all accounts we are getting the latter (and that was a pleasant surprise as I wasn't expecting it seeing as Neflix refuse to cooperate too).
Cant really think what more a streaming service needs.
To me, the integrated up-next functionality is essential when replacing a PVR service such as Sky to enable you to keep track of the latest episodes you are watching. This is why the AppleTV box is unbeatable in my opinion - its just so handy to be presented with the next available show there.... and Netflix is a huge pain not playing ball. Granted, Netflix dont often release shows weekly - though when they do its a pain to have to remember to keep going back into the Netflix app to check on availability.
@Anonymous User I completely agree. The new app is simply not designed for use with the Apple TV remote. It's very unfriendly, and unintuitive. It's also incompatible with the remote apps on iOS and Apple Watch for the same reason. Given that's apparently a universal app, it makes no sense to use a non-standard interface for playback.
Share your frustration re:apple remote, that's why I purchased an Universal remote for £20 and paired it with the apple remote and so much easier to use, no more swiping and well worth the additional outlay.
Sorry don't have an IPhone, and still use the universal remote, as apple remote still not as good, even set for click rather than swipe, in my humble opinion,especially for the Now tv app, old or beta!!!
@Duncaw67 We don't quite share the frustration then. I really like the Apple TV remote. My problem is simply that the NowTV beta works completely differently from everything else on the Apple TV, and in way that fails to take advantage of the swipe, which is a brilliant feature. That's a really bad design decision.
Could not agree with you more, but the apple remote is compatible with both Now tv apps on Aplle tv.
I use my remote like the old sky remote I had, and that was one of the best remotes Sky had developed for the HD box, which I replaced with Apple tv last year, and is one of the best streaming devices out in the market.
I imagine in exactly the same way that the other devices implement it. They aren't exactly set up as Red button they appear on the home screen as a separate stream you just click on to it's just like picking a channel to watch.
In regards to people's frustration with fast forward implementation I also agree and have said that in feedback to the Trials team as it does feel clunky having to pause and then move over to a button to fast forward through a show.
Voice for searching I believe is coming I remember them mentioning it wasn't available yet but would be coming in a future build.
No problem if it was a red button type system I agree wouldn't work to well with the AppleTV system but with how it has been implemented at least from what I have seen on images it should work fine.
Not had any email re:build 3, did you get a date when it is starting,ie when this beta ends?