Great memory! 🙂
However ... its way worse than that. The "TVOS" version that we have been saddled with, at the time, was not new.
We were expecting a re-write in line with the (then) new AppleTV as a launch app for the new box with its new OS.. NowTV missed the launch deadline and the app wasnt available at all for a few weeks.
We then ended up with a lazy port of the OLD app which had been running on the previous generation AppleTV boxes for the last few years before that.
At the time, as disappointing as it was to not get something new.. it felt like the lazy port was there short term as a placeholder as NowTV were one of the flagship apps that were advertised by apple as being supported on the new platform.
Little did we realise that the lazy port would still be here 5 years later.
So... not so much happy 5th birthday....its actually more like 10+.
“Just for a larf”, I searched my email archive this morning to see how long this Apple tv beta trial has been running.
Found that I enrolled on 9 August 2018 and that the trial eventually began (with a beta version 4.2 of the app) on 11 December 2018. Current version expires in 14 days.
Fingers crossed for public release before it stops working (AGAIN) - but to be honest I’m not holding my breath or betting the house that it will happen!
Surprise and delight me NOW TV Trials Team...
Yay, the release notes state no changes.
A release with no changes to extend the expiry date. You have to laugh, it’s been months and no updates to the beta app, which implies it’s either considered compete or it’s currently abandoned.