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.
No idea what to think to be honest.
One thing I will say is the Firestick 4K doesn't seem to pull down as good off a WiFi Signal as my Apple TV 4K box. Just brought the ethernet adapter for it though and now that problem is solved and got rid of the buffering issues but that's not really a knock against the device more my WiFi Set up but least amazon provide a solution.
I am looking forward to watching Castle on Disney+ later this month.
I must admit haven't watched anything on Apple TV+ to be honest I think the Firestick 4K might become my primary streaming device which i never thought it would but has all the apps i could want including the Apple TV app.
Plus it does 4K HDR BT Sport which the Apple TV can't
What you've just said perfectly sums up why I think this was done on purpose.
"why would amazon strike a deal with NowTV to make their app better than the AppleTV's?"
.... obviously as it encourages people to use their hardware... purchase their hardware, and then get entrenched into their ecosystem.
Whatever deal might have been made... its clear that Amazon's firestick app is currently technically superior to Apple's and there's no reason this should have been the case. Missing features like 5.1 are things that could have been included but incredulously were not.. making the Amazon app a far more compelling option.
Even for those like you, @Anonymous User and me... where I now use my fire stick more than ever before... this is a win for Amazon and would in itself explain why there exists this bizarre and unexplainable disparity in features/quality/user experience.
Will the AppleTV app ever "be allowed" to catch up with firestick? Yes of course.. but only after a pre-determined amount of time to allow Amazon to entice as many AppleTV users as possible over to their hardware.
Personally, im itching to get back to using the AppleTV as the TV app is something that, although NowTV promised to support but still dont..., is still the unbeatable differentiator and is probably why the others are concerned at the competition and have to resort to underhanded deals to gain more users.
... just a thought!
It's amazing how the tv stick is now no longer available on the Now tv website,just before the announcement of Amazon coming aboard,when you go into your account and check your passes or want to buy it says go to Nowtv/Amazon to purchase,strange or what, not!!!!!