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 surprised some would think they wouldn't charge full price for boost despite it missing 5.1, a number of devices don't support 50fps (which for some reason people never mention) yet they still charge full price for that. I also don't think boost is a terrible deal, to get an extra sky go stream with sky Q is £5 and to get hd is £5 plus you can watch it on TV in multirooms which is also sky multirooms. I've just got a fire stick to watch it on my LG TV because of the frame rate and the Apple TV is on my second tv. Also I would say that I have never once paid full price for a now tv pass due to various offers.
Now I'm not saying that 5.1 shouldn't be there or the app couldn't be improved but I'm actually more optimistic about the future of the app and I would pay the £3 boost for 50fps to watch F1 as that is such a huge difference
The deals just come through from NowTV via email. I got 3 months half-price sports just in time for the start of the F1 (obviously then moved to full price for the rest) and just now got the half-price movie deal in time for Christmas.
I'm sure it's obvious to Sky that NowTV subscribers are in it for the flexibility over anything else (as otherwise, you'd go SkyHD/Q presumably?) so I just make the most of cancelling my subscriptions until I get a good offer through.
As one of those "some" i'm equally surprised that you think we should be content to pay for something and to get not the full set of features.
I agree with you, 50fps is also a missing feature on some platforms.
The key difference here is that there is a technical reason why those platforms cannot support the 50fps - processor power or speed etc etc. I would go so far as to say that if you do use an older platform then you should not be surprised at its limitations. There is literally NO reason the appleTV cannot support a 5.1 soundtrack and its omission seems suspiciously arbitrary frankly.
... with that logic you are suggesting that someone should buy a brand new car and be charged full price with its wheels missing.
I am not disputing or debating the boost pass value for money, usefulness etc - I am however irritated at missing out on 5.1 when it is quite able to be supported on the platform.... and also NowTV's hiding of this fact by continuing to label content with the 5.1 tag and hoping that people wont notice. That is indefensible.
As @Anonymous User quite rightly mentions.. if you have a 5.1 sound system then you really do want your content, particularly movies to have that 5.1 soundtrack - especially in 2020! As much as I struggle to understand NowTV's logic in providing boost with 1080p but NOT 5.1, I appreciate that a lot out there don't care depending on their sound setups.
I think we have seen this all year though that platforms have got certain features and others haven't we. 50FPS lack of support or bonus stream lack of support or 5.1 with AppleTV though even if it did have 5.1 support i would prefer the app on the firestick i picked up the last few days.
I hope in 2020 they start to converge the platforms so it's not just select platforms that get all the features for example the full rollout of sports on demand which will happen early next year.