Pricing as per @robert1997
NowTV without the Boost is 720p and Stereo.
Just in case anyone cares I have a few thoughts.
1. Boost pass worked flawlessly with the NowTV Smart Box (not the 4K one) over the weekend. The difference from the '720p' they were giving us before to the true 1080p they're giving us now was clear as day. What was also clear as day was changing from say the Football or Cricket channel (1080p 25fps) to the Main Event channel. The picture is so much better and smoother with 1080p 50fps. Don't think it's quite as good as BT Sport 1080p 50fps but is far far better than what we had before.
2. Boost pass also worked flawlessly on my parents LG TV. It's a shame the 50fps isn't supported for the Main Event and Premier league channels but no biggie. As others have said a nowtv stick can be had for £15.
3. I'll be trying out the results of the boost pass on the Now TV Smart Stick this evening for Aston Villa vs Newcastle.
I think the benefits that comes from the boost pass are very good, and the extra concurrent stream (3 vs 2) is actually really handy as well.
I'm just waiting now for the Apple TV NowTV app to be updated so I can retire the Smart Stick/relocate it to a different room.
What are others thoughts after having had a few days to play around?
Well, that's chuffing great. Been a Beta app user for Now tv since December last year. They've just pulled support for the beta app, so the only way to carry on with it is with the damned standard awful app on the apple tv. They better have pulled it ready to release the official app, otherwise I want my money back for the month. I'm not prepared to to use the standard app again. Not happening.
I like many other people want this on my Apple 4k box, as u just stated they have just pulled the beta app so hopefully that’s a sign. I signed up for the nowtv boost on Saturday for use with a nowtv black box and the difference is so much better. Just a shame the nowtv box can’t do Bluetooth that’s why I prefer the Apple box.
@Smackos I’ve reverted back to using a Roku Streaming Stick+ for the time being. It’s an excellent device, but prefer the Apple tv 4K because of the “Up Next” feature to manage all* of our various streaming queues.
* well, most!
@Smackos Yes same here with Roku kit, very impressive. The SS+ seen on sale recently at £29.99 is a bargain, in my opinion. But I’ve “become a bit more optimistic” that it’s not yet game over for the new improved nowtv app on tv 😉
I'll be honest and say, I don't see why there's really any reason to be optimistic yet. For one, the Beta app doesn't follow the guidelines that Apple set out for general release on the apple tv in layout. If you look even at apps like iplayer or Amazon Prime, there's a good reason they are all layed out in a very similar style on the apple tv. Where as the Now TV version stands out like a sore thumb. I can't see that getting passed for release on the App store anytime soon. (but I hope I'm wrong obviously.)