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.
Managed to get a response, it’s a privacy issue on their server. They don’t recognise the new model ID of the new model yet… basically didn’t update their app properly as everyone else did! No real surprise… “working on a fix” so probably be working again around July time knowing them…
It was all looking so positive earlier in the week when this story came out…
Sticking with the tv 4K (1st gen) here - but might get the new remote, as it looks better than the original one
@dr_necessitor Having spent the last few hours playing with the new remote on my 1st gen 4K Apple tv, my verdict is that the new remote is well worth the £55. The jog wheel is much easier to control than the slide-over method of the original remote, although by default that method is still available. Also, if you’ve set your old remote to control the sound on your tv/soundbar/home theatre, the new remote will inherit that. But the old remote didn’t have a mute button, so you still have to set up the new remote for that. Being heavier, the new remote feels much better in the hand.
Here endeth the advert…back to normal programming.
@Mark_Weinreb I assume that, being a 3rd party app, the NOW TV app doesn’t support fwd & rwd video scrubbing using the clickpad ring?
@dr_necessitor Pressing the left/right buttons on the click ring brings up the appropriate menu as shown below. With the remote set to click and touch, stroking left/right gives the same result.
Hope this helps.
So your saying even with the new remote you still need to move over to the on screen fast forward button and the jog shutter wheel makes no difference?
@Enapace Yes, that’s about it. Other apps like Netflix and Disney+ bring up a single timeline bar and repeated touches will move forwards and backwards 10 seconds at a time. Possibly, in time, the Now app will be brought in line with the other apps.
However, the new remote is way better than the old one.
Hopefully i might pick up a new Apple TV box soon if they upgrade the Now App at moment the Firestick 4K is better for me but i prefer the Apple TV UI. The new Apple TV 2021 4K box should in theory support BT Sport 4K HDR
Never mind that...
How about getting paltry 5.1 sound working on all devices first?
I've just ordered the new AppleTV, pick up tomorrow.
Wasn't going to bother, but new model supports eArc. So will be able to route 5.1 audio from NowTV on BT box to my pair of HomePods.
The current NowTV and AppleTV relationship is a shambles. It's quite extraordinary that they implemented full app integration but left out 5.1. It's just bizarre.
Just be aware that Now TV app does not currently work with the 2021 Apple TV. What a shambles. Had to put the old one back in. They really are rubbish when it comes to the Apple TV app.
got to be the quickest fix I’ve ever seen from NOW… wasnt expecting it to work until at least end of next week going into June.
The app has been fixed on the new Apple TV 4K 2021. I had to delete & re-download the app however!
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