I tried this and all I got was a stock response as provided by the development team / PR.
Nothing else will be said.
I imagine the trials manager is "embarrassed" as what they promised was not delivered by the developers. We have to assume that they told us in good faith what the developers told them was being worked on ..... and of course as we all now know.. we did not get what was promised.
Who mislead who? and why? We don't know.
Who knows whats happening now and whether we will get an update.. well one thing is for sure.. the trials team are done with this trial, and know as much as the rest of us know.
So hard to recommend things.
I know nothing of BT sport im afraid - im not a sports fan or subscriber.
Fire Stick has a lot going for it. The interface is a little clunky and not a patch on AppleTVs but I hear there is an imminent update to that so things will change.
Fire stick is capable, fast, and covers the vast majority of streaming platforms - and it is so cheap.
AppleTV is my runaway favourite - fast and a nice interface and remote... and the TV app is worth its weight in gold - it allowed me to replace a pricey SkyQ recording service with catchup tv apps and mostly works well.
Right now... this moment.. weighing everything up.. then the Fire Stick is the best option.
If, however, NowTV actually deliver the app they promised the beta testers... then AppleTV wins hands down.
... in my opinion.
Who knows. I guess whats the point in complaining. The trials team just managed the trial. Wasn't their call what made it live after all.
Yes, I feel a great sense of wasting my time. A lot of time. Ive ended up with an app I cannot use on my appleTV due to the lack of 5.1 support. Something I never saw coming in a million years... still totally bemused as to why they think that 1080p without 5.1 is acceptable or even desirable (yes I know some people watch on 2 channel stereo speakers and only care about the PQ)
Again .. today im stunned to see a far superior app appear out of the blue on a device that until today had no support at all. Where was that app's beta test eh??
I stick with my opinion the AppleTV box and platform is much better than the others.
However, right now, the Fire Stick has a lot going for it. Price, and app support for sure. Until today NowTV was the main UK service missing... until today.
Not sure if it’s a coincidence but I had the TVOS 14.3 update on my ATV 4K overnight and the navigation in the Now TV app is way better, much smoother and more reactive, not sure if there are any other improvements though