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nst
Expert 3

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@Hooba 

 

No point whatsoever.

 

The only thing that might have some merit is the live chat's suggestion that the app would need re-installing.

 

For the record, I think this is complete rubbish as officially the app, according to the website, doesn't support 5.1.

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Anonymous User
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@nst

Couldnt agree more
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nfrend
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

I watched The White Lotus yesterday on demand and 5.1 signal. 

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nst
Expert 3

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@nfrend 

 

Ive not seen it on anything but live yet.

 

This whole situation is utterly bizarre and I dont know how or why NOW are incapable of explaining whats going on when asked.

 

The support pages still explicitly state that 5.1 is not supported on the AppleTV.  I would expect that to change the moment they officially have "fixed" the problem.

 

Again.. goes to show there is nothing to "fix" and probably never has been.

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MrZippy
Expert 2

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Just a question, I seem to remember missing subtitles were an issue too before, I’ve never checked but I noticed the other day there were subtitles available on the programme I was watching. Did they resolve this quietly too?
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nst
Expert 3

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@MrZippy 

 

Thats the weird thing.  The 5.1 doesn't seem 'resolved' - theres been no app update to make this work... its just is working on live stuff.

 

Looking back on my replies earlier they said its been fixed since may but this is rubbish.

 

who knows whats going on.  when you ask them they dont know either.

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MrZippy
Expert 2

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Unless the app is specially disabling it you assume it’s just the stream that would need updating. But who knows, they don’t!
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nst
Expert 3

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

My little tinfoil hat theory seems quite plausible.

 

The app is demonstrably capable of 5.1.  Were we supposed to not notice?

 

 

If its not capable its not capable.... but it is.

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anth16
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Been viewing this thread for a while. Today I tested cinema and entertainment both live and on demand. I have the new Apple TV box and Bose system with rear speakers and sub. To my surprise it’s definitely 5.1. Sub output and rear speakers definitely outputting 5.1. It wasn’t like this a few weeks ago. About to get rid of the now tv box now. Very strange why they have not announced this.

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Liam
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Likewise, I've been following this thread for ages hoping to get rid of my NowTV stick given how much more performant the Apple TV app is, and it's upscaling beats my TVs.

 

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