Discovery GO app replaced with individuals apps

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by jdillings, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. jdillings macrumors 65816

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    It was good while it lasted...Discovery GO used to be an app that combined all of Discovery's channels. Now Discovery has has separated the channels and created individual apps for each channel. So instead of one single combined app, there's now 9 individual apps (oh joy):
    -Discovery GO
    -TLC GO
    -Animal Planet GO
    -Investigation Discovery GO
    -Science Channel GO
    -Discovery Life GO (no tvOS app yet)
    -Velocity GO (no tvOS app yet)
    -AHC GO (no tvOS app yet)
    -Destination America GO (no tvOS app yet)

    So if you watch any of the four channels that don't have tvOS apps yet (Discovery Life, Velocity, AHC, or Destination America), you'll need to airplay the IOS app to the Apple TV since the content and live streams of those channels have been removed from the Discovery GO tvOS app. You'll need to do this until Discovery gets around to creating tvOS apps for those channels.
     
  2. NAPABFH macrumors newbie

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    And there also is no Roku apps for those channels either
     
  3. bigpatky macrumors regular

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    Are there additional sign-in providers? I know previously, it was VERY sparse. I had access to Dish, Xfinity, and Vue, and none of the three worked which is very rare when it comes to these tv apps.
     
  4. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I'm curious that since they split the apps out individually if they have added Xfinity/Verizon authentication support. This was my main gripe behind the Discovery Go app. I would have loved to install it, but they did not support either of the big cable companies.
     
  5. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

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    They have, and apparently DirecTV is coming soon. Now if only they'd add UVerse...
     
  6. jdillings, Aug 12, 2016
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    jdillings thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Vue definitely works. That's what I use. The only app now that doesn't support Vue is Epix (which doesn't have a tvOS app anyways). In fact, this is the main reason I subscribe to Vue. Just to get access to all the apps for a cheap price. I don't know of any cable/satellite/streaming service that can claim their login credentials will work with 99.9% of the apps besides Vue.
     
  7. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Do you know if they support the single sign-on in the tvOS 10 BETA? To be clear I am not testing tvOS 10 BETA so not sure the status of the single sign-on and if it works at all yet with anyone.
     
  8. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Xfinity is there now (finally) on the five Apple TV apps and their iOS/web counterparts. It's working great for me.
     

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