I’ve sent two emails in the past five days asking for an update on the progress and are we still needed as testers and not one response.
I sent one yesterday too. Along similar lines. No response yet.
Ive found in the past you either get a quick reply, or none at all. Seems like the latter here.
Im not going to let it go though - I will email again. I think its a poor show if you go about recruiting beta testers then just ignore them - we've given our time and goodwill freely without reward and so a bit of courtesy and communication is the least we can expect after all.
I will certainly be emailing again when the beta is close to expiry.
It does feel suspiciously like the experience of other posters in the past is about to be repeated in that the beta just fizzles out and expires then nothing comes of it.
I truly hope this isnt the case as we all know in here how desperate the AppleTV is for a new app - and that Beta 2 is in itself OK for release to be fair. It must be soon.
nst said “It does feel suspiciously like the experience of other posters in the past is about to be repeated in that the beta just fizzles out and expires then nothing comes of it.”
Yup. Just checked - expiry in 13 days (kind of makes it about 2 minutes to midnight in context of how long the whole beta trial process, past & present, has been going on!)
This is why I remain optimistic that.. this time... there will be an app release.
There is no reason whatsoever why the current beta couldn't be released... its perfectly functional and way better than the 5+ year old monstrosity that AppleTV owners are saddled with.
If something is awry at NowTV towers... and they have not been able to make any further changes (I doubt this though in the last 3 months!)... then they could just push the button and release beta 2 as the public final release and most people would be happier.
... apart from me who needs boost!
But, we shall see. I just hope they come back to one of us in the next 2 weeks. I shall continue to email and i'd encourage everyone on the trial to do so too - ignoring us seems to be a bit unnecessary.