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markyHDX
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Well, I’m not sure what the point of that post is, but I’ve just checked again and it’s still working, so they’re obviously updating something in the background and for some of us it’s clearly working which is a big positive.

Frustratingly not for everyone quite yet, but to state it isn’t 5.1 isn’t accurate as of yesterday.


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waldopepper
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

What version does everyone have? It lists NowTV as being recently updated for me in the app store, but sound is still shown as Stereo (as shown on my amp) for any NowTV. Others like Netflix show sound on my amp as Multi Channel when in 5.1 or Dolby Vision.

 

I have version 6.5.3 for NowTV

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MarkB1
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

I'm also on 6.5.3

 

So I just tried the Now app again (same settings as I left it before lunch), and my receiver is now reporting DD 5.1, however I'm not getting any sound through the rear speakers.  I first noticed the change when watching Sky One live, then tried the on demand movies etc and they are also reporting DD 5.1.  I tested the same programmes, movies and live channels with the Now TV 4K box, and the sound is clear through the rear speakers for the same content.  

 

Hopefully this is just a sign they are in final testing.  

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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Just watched a few minutes of Sky Sports Live - NOW TV app is 6.5.3 and Sonos app is reporting DD5.1 (can hear it too via the rear speakers)

MrZippy
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

If I log into NowTV I get a pop up try to sell boost, with a link to their FAQ.  This doesn’t exclude the Apple TV or tvOS for surround sound. 

No. The HD and Surround Sound features of Boost aren't available on any of the following devices that you can watch NOW on:

  • PC/Mac
  • iOS or Android mobile devices 
  • Roku devices other than Roku Express or Roku Streaming Stick
  • Chromecast 1st and 2nd generation.

We're always looking to make Boost available on more devices, so check back regularly to see if your favourite device is supported.

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nst
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

wishful thinking @MrZippy 

 

This page is somewhat high level.

 

The usual page still explicitly says that 5.1 is not supported on AppleTV although I suspect they will be quick to change that as and when its officially sorted.

 

FAQs still as follows:

 

FAQs

 

You just need any NOW Membership (except Sports Mobile Membership) to be able to add Boost and watch ad-free on up to 3 devices at once.

To enjoy the other benefits of Full HD, Surround Sound and 50fps on Sky Sports channels, you’ll need:

  • An HD TV
  • A minimum internet speed of 12Mbps
  • Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound speakers or sound bar, for the optimal audio experience
  • One of these devices: 
    • NOW Smart Stick
    • Any NOW Box
    • Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd & 3rd Gen, 4K, Lite & Basic Edition)
    • Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen (2019)
    • Amazon Fire TV 2nd Gen (2015) & 3rd Gen (2017)
    • Amazon Fire TV Edition – JVC 4K (2019), HD/FHD (2020) & 2K (2021); Technika/Bush 4K (2020)
    • Nebula Soundbar (2019)
    • Roku Express or Roku Streaming Stick
    •  
    • Sony TV (most models from 2016)
    • PS4
    • PS5
    • Xbox One (50fps not currently available)
    • Xbox Series X & S (50fps not currently available)
    • Apple TV HD (gen 4) or 4K (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound not supported on Apple TV)
    • YouView (including TalkTalk & BT boxes)
    • LG Web OS TV (50fps not currently available)
    • JVC Fire TV Edition Smart 4K TV
    • Chromecast Ultra or 3rd generation (see the image below if you're not sure what generation your Chromecast is).
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Hooba
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Xcode is showing just 2.0 audio. I'll keep an eye on it though .....

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nst
Expert 3

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Sorry to report but this seems like a bit of a red herring.

 

Ive just checked it myself and I have the recently updated version of the App.. but its still just producing 2.0.

 

TV connected to Sonos ARC sound bar via TV Audio Return Channel.  Sonos reporting 2.0 soundtrack only.

 

Checked a movie and still just 2.0.

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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@nst My Sonos is connected via optical. I wonder if that’s what makes a difference to 5.1 or no 5.1?

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jetbootjack
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Anyone able to pause live TV on Apple TV -  the device is listed as one able to now pause live TV but the UI on live streams just shows now and next rather than the transport controls you get on boxsets and other  non-live content?

 

sTeVE

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