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.
its funny... i have a note to myself to cancel my boost pass this week as its going up to £5 a month (for me anyway!) and I refuse out of principle to pay that given the inability for the appleTV to support 5.1.
For a minute there I thought I might now have to cancel!
Should have known better.
Sky's inability to implement 5.1 in their app on the AppleTV is mindblowingly incomprehensible when everyone else manages it no problem.
What version does everyone have? It lists NowTV as being recently updated for me in the app store, but sound is still shown as Stereo (as shown on my amp) for any NowTV. Others like Netflix show sound on my amp as Multi Channel when in 5.1 or Dolby Vision.
I have version 6.5.3 for NowTV
I'm also on 6.5.3
So I just tried the Now app again (same settings as I left it before lunch), and my receiver is now reporting DD 5.1, however I'm not getting any sound through the rear speakers. I first noticed the change when watching Sky One live, then tried the on demand movies etc and they are also reporting DD 5.1. I tested the same programmes, movies and live channels with the Now TV 4K box, and the sound is clear through the rear speakers for the same content.
Hopefully this is just a sign they are in final testing.
If I log into NowTV I get a pop up try to sell boost, with a link to their FAQ. This doesn’t exclude the Apple TV or tvOS for surround sound.
No. The HD and Surround Sound features of Boost aren't available on any of the following devices that you can watch NOW on:
We're always looking to make Boost available on more devices, so check back regularly to see if your favourite device is supported.
wishful thinking @MrZippy
This page is somewhat high level.
The usual page still explicitly says that 5.1 is not supported on AppleTV although I suspect they will be quick to change that as and when its officially sorted.
FAQs still as follows:
You just need any NOW Membership (except Sports Mobile Membership) to be able to add Boost and watch ad-free on up to 3 devices at once.
To enjoy the other benefits of Full HD, Surround Sound and 50fps on Sky Sports channels, you’ll need: