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.
Whilst I agree that the NOW app on Apple TV but not all other devices that support Boost and 5.1
The Player for PC/laptop for instance, which of course can be hooked up to a TV.
No. Boost isn't available on any of the following devices that you can watch NOW on:
.. and whoever else will point out my stupidity!
Yes you are right. my brain saw 27th and I assumed it was today - wouldn't have put it past them.
I stopped using that app a long time ago and in fact have stopped using appleTV until they sort 5.1 although reading their 'help' it does again emphatically state the new App on the AppleTV is NOT 5.1.
why....? why????? why???????????????? how hard can it be?!?!!
These devices are hardly comparable to a current generation (popular?!) set top box solution.
They are old, and not supported - and PCs and iOS/mobile devices hardly need boost and 5.1
I remain aghast at the omission and the fact that they seem content to leave 5.1 off a platform that is more than capable and have left this unfixed for coming up to 6 months now.
I am VERY happy to see the TV app integration and that's made a significant change to the usefulness of the service to me... far easier to keep track of a watch list when its unified in the TV app... but I still have to resort to the fire stick to actually watch the content (in 5.1)
Totally take your point, a very large majority of people will have a current model of TV or set up box capable of running the NOW and all it’s Boost features.
That being said, I do know some folk that prefer using their laptop/pc hooked up via HDMI to the TV and streaming everything from there.
Have to admit I did find it very odd with the introduction of Boost on Apple TV but somehow not including 5.1, definitely defeated the purpose to get 1080p but no 5.1!
Rumours flying around the place that Apple TV is going to be added to Sky Q but no date confirmed assuming talks are still ongoing. Can only assume when that is official we can only hope that Apple TV’s will get the fully functioning NOW app with ALL features!
I think unusable is going a bit overboard, I use it everyday just fine. Also I think now we have seen integration with the Apple TV app they are almost certainly working on the features people want and they will be introduced soon