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Neil-C
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

read somewhere that now.com is owned by a Hong Kong media entity.

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MrZippy
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

What’s funny is you normally sort the domain before changing name!
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Osk9000
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Couldn’t care less about this regal green paint job when I can’t listen to this overpriced content in anything other than stereo. 

the fact that you need to pay extra for a resolution that was made popular in 2007 is enough of an insult let alone the lack of 5.1. 

Really we should be getting UHD, HDR and atmos! 

Eidahil
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Agreed, the user experience on Apple TV is very poor, including responsiveness of remote, positioning of the highlight, logical layout of shows and movies. Also I’m annoyed I’m not getting 5.1 and the titles don’t tell me about the resolution. It’s the worst app among Disney, Netflix, Prime, tv+. It feels like a port to Apple TV and not a native development.

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Anonymous User
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Unfortunately you will have to get used to it, they have no intention of sorting it out, had a reply back from the trials manager which basically said they can’t discuss anything with the public regarding development and everything that was promised prior to launch wasn’t added because not all things that are tested make it to launch, I find this funny as we never got to test the Apple TV intergration during the trial
Anonymous User
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

They could use the old app. I'm using it and it's very responsive. It has a
window in window feature, voice search and it's very easy to scrub forwards
and backwards.
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nst
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Think about it... what we are saying here.

 

What a shame... after all that effort and pretend pseudo-beta-testing that we all had to go through.. they deliver an app that is in many ways inferior to the appalling one that it replaced.

 

Your points are correct in that its a better experience from the scrubbing forward/backward perspective.

 

Of course the new app has a number of features that are needed but nowhere near what we want or were promised.  I think we would even settle for functional parity with the Firestick app but that seems too much to ask.

 

4 months in and no sign of that 'temporary problem' of not being able to output 5.1 audio being addressed... no surprise there.

 

TV app integration was something I was never expecting and I can understand why they would not want to support it as it gives the AppleTV hardware a big advantage over all the others and im sure NowTV dont want that to happen - when it was promised in Beta I was surprised... but the fact it didn't get released and still hasn't doesn't really shock me at all.

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Xtal
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Not sure if this has been mentioned but just noticed that search functionality is completely broken in the app too.

 

If I search for ‘console wars’ for example I get ‘no results found’ but of course it’s there... I’m now having to search for shows on my phone, add them to the my TV list and then open the Apple TV app.

 

Any live TV I watch still has a weird black splotchy pattern overlaid despite me reporting it in the ‘beta’, at least with Sky One. I’ve actually had to stop watching live as I’m concerned it’s going to damage my OLED...

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nst
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@Xtal 

 

As a fellow "beta tester" I would agree that almost everything we took the time, trouble, and effort in testing and feeding back to the trials team was ignored.

 

Looking at what we have now... I wonder why any of us even bothered to take part. 

 

It was stretched out over 8 months of effort and despite many things being fed back and promised in return nothing was done.

 

Its a shame.

 

Whats worse is that what was delivered in december was apparently a stop gap and that it would be improved soon.  Its now been 5 months and although a couple of app updates its nothing material or changed what we got or added the features that were promised.

 

Given its been 5 months I no longer hold out any hope that the app will progress beyond what we have today.  Promises were made from the nowTV help twitter account but of course this remains unfulfilled.

 

A real shame.

 

I dont want to be using the Firestick but I have no other choice.

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johnyslats83
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Can barely believe it but glad to see Apple TV app integration as of this morning!