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.
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.
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.
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.
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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