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.
I am very happy this beta has not been abandoned had been getting worried we have waited a long time but so has rest of the community. NowTV i think is becoming a stronger platform this year though for certain.
What is wrong with continue watching genuine question as it has seemed perfectly fine to me and been able to easily continue my boxsets unlike Beta 1.
I must say, everyone taking about the swipe / Fast forward thing is something ive been meaning to mention myself - you are all totally right.
This is currently functionally a big let down - in that most (not all!) apps on the AppleTV allow you to click on the remote, and then scrub right and left for FF/RW. However the BEST of these also give you a thumbnail view of what you are scrubbing to - and thats so handy.
Some dont give a thumbnail and thats less useful but still OK ish.
The trouble with NowTV is that the interface they have chosen in the beta anyways is the same as other platforms - this works fine when the remote has a dedicated FF/RW buttons but as the AppleTV doesnt, it needs to allow for that and therefore work in the 'standard' apple TV method of slick swipe for scrubbing.
The way it is currently, is very cumbersome indeed.
I do hope they address it - we shall see. I suspect however that they might not - even at the sacrifice of usability - to have the interface "standard" across platforms - but it does make it hard to use when we dont have a FF/RW button.
It was something I mentioned in the survey we did months ago hopefully they took it on board because it is really annoying I understand why they have done it but effects the overall experience of the app when watching boxsets.
Continue watching has disappeared a few times, plus viewed episodes are not always marked. Compared to the 1st beta it’s better as it always played first episode then, despite showing correct next episode, now assuming it’s there it plays the correct episode.
Regarding fast forward and rewind, I don’t recall the last time I ever needed to do it. Kids use all the time.
Interesting i've never seen it missing on mine always had it showing the current episodes for me had big issues with it in beta 1. I've had a odd issue with live tv not working after i switched channels a couple of times reported that.
I don't think it is that unlikely a build 3 could be ready in 9 days time. They have had 3 months since the last build was released think we all know they haven't been doing nothing in that time.
or, if you really want to by cynical....
ive no idea how the release system works on test flight... but presumably they could just re-release the exact same build over again to reset the 3 month countdown.
There was apparently a lot to fix.... and so we can hope that there is a genuine build 3... however to say its coming down to the wire is an understatement.
”ive no idea how the release system works on test flight... but presumably they could just re-release the exact same build over again to reset the 3 month countdown.”
My recollection is hazy, as this has been dragging on for so long now, but I’m fairly sure this *has* happened once along the way!
well lets hope thats not the case - they've had almost 3 months on the current build.
Given that it works "OK" I do wonder what they are doing with it. Its not exactly riddled with bugs!