Now TV app? (UK)


RB1959

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I've been using it since the ATV4 came out, it works great, even on my lousy 8mbps line.
 

mclog

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I installed this last night, but it keeps giving me an error when trying to sign in

did anyone get this to work?
I got a login error until I completed the purchase of a Pass and accepted the T&C on the website. Since then, no problem.
 

ianrip

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I got a login error until I completed the purchase of a Pass and accepted the T&C on the website. Since then, no problem.
I’ve’ signed up for the free 14 days pass, and I can watch on my mac mini, however when I try to use it on my ATV4, iphone 6S, or ipad air a, I get sign in error
I can sign in using safari on ios, and then it says “launch the app to watch content”, the app fails to launch time after time.
 

ianrip

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update
I decided to change my password, as my current one has some characters which I thought were affecting the ios sign in, this decision was made whilst I was coiling some rope, it appears my best decisions are made whilst I'm do that.

After changing my password the ios app now works, WTF
 
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BSben

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The Now TV app for Apple TV is not that great, firstly the usual 14 day trial is cut to 7 when you start it from Apple TV, I found some playback choppy, and there seems to be no intuitive way of transferring your account so that you can use it on more devices apart from Apple TV.
 

breezeblocks

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I use this and think it's a great way of watching sky movies without having to have a sky package. I buy 2 month movie passes on eBay to save money too!

Worst aspect is managing devices you use it on, it only allows 4 at a time and it doesn't allow you to change this easily.
 

Sakurambo-kun

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The Now TV app on the ATV 4 is probably the worst video streaming app I've ever seen. It's not only eye wateringly ugly, but lacks even the most rudimentary of stock features, such as a My List equivalent, last watched list, etc. It's abysmal. There's a huge thread on the Now TV message board where people are asking when Sky are going to fix it, but it's pretty clear that they never will. It's simply a port of their already terrible and very basic ATV 3 app which hasn't been updated in years.

Now TV is a lot better on every other platform, try it on a Roku, PS4, Xbox One, LG Smart TV etc. Light years ahead, but sadly still stuck with the same over compressed 720p video with 2.0 stereo sound. It's a long, long way from a high end experience. Netflix and Amazon make it look like a real amateur hour effort, but Sky have a few big exclusives of course, such as Game of Thrones.
 

BSben

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My main problem is that playback is very choppy, despite a very fast internet connection.
 

McScooby

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The Paps of Glenn Close, Scotland.
The Now TV app for Apple TV is not that great, firstly the usual 14 day trial is cut to 7 when you start it from Apple TV, I found some playback choppy, and there seems to be no intuitive way of transferring your account so that you can use it on more devices apart from Apple TV.
Get a 6mth voucher off amazon, I've seen them occasionally for £18, but paid £24 for mine on a deal of the day, with a box I'll never use, £4/mth - bargain, avoids apple's premium.

Log into nowtv.com & manage devices under device management, delete device you don't want, add app to device you do & log in, what's hard here?

My main problem is that playback is very choppy, despite a very fast internet connection.
Can only assume you're on wireless, check your network, got mine on wired, it's rock solid & is never choppy, not same as netflix, then again is only 720p as per Sky.
 

Hermes Monster

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Can only assume you're on wireless, check your network, got mine on wired, it's rock solid & is never choppy, not same as netflix, then again is only 720p as per Sky.
Sky HD is 1080i to be fair

I had been considering cancelling Sky and just using NOW TV to save myself a few £ per month, but it sounds like the app isn't quite there yet. Which is a shame, though I suspect all their efforts are going in to Sky Q
 

breezeblocks

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Sep 24, 2014
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Log into nowtv.com & manage devices under device management, delete device you don't want, add app to device you do & log in, what's hard here?


Tried this just the other day and now tv wouldn't let me add a new device until the following month as there was already 4 devices registered. It's workable but needlessly frustrating especially if you just wanted to watch a film at your friends. Unless I'm doing something wrong (very possible)
 

entropyfl

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I wold love to get rid of cable, but so far NOW TV is not that great
I got rid of sky a few years back I just use iTunes to buy the shows that i actually watch.. I think it works out cheaper as I was budgeting that the sky package is £30 a month and then I only watch about 8 regular shows which also average around the £30 mark give or take plus through in a few movie rentals through out the year etc.

Plus you own the shows to re watch whenever you like etc
 

andrewstirling

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Log into nowtv.com & manage devices under device management, delete device you don't want, add app to device you do & log in, what's hard here?


Tried this just the other day and now tv wouldn't let me add a new device until the following month as there was already 4 devices registered. It's workable but needlessly frustrating especially if you just wanted to watch a film at your friends. Unless I'm doing something wrong (very possible)
I think that's exactly what it's designed to stop...
 

rasputin1969

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I bought a sports package on my macbook, did a quick 10 second playback on my macbook to make sure it worked, and then tried to watch a game on my apple TV, but I couldn't - I'd reached the device limit, which, for the first month - is one device. I started a chat session with nowTV's customer support but they wouldn't reset my device limit.

Fine, I now understand that they enforce strick, anti-consumer restrictions. Good for them, but I won't be using them.
 

andrewstirling

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I bought a sports package on my macbook, did a quick 10 second playback on my macbook to make sure it worked, and then tried to watch a game on my apple TV, but I couldn't - I'd reached the device limit, which, for the first month - is one device. I started a chat session with nowTV's customer support but they wouldn't reset my device limit.

Fine, I now understand that they enforce strick, anti-consumer restrictions. Good for them, but I won't be using them.
Yeah that's absolutely absurd!
 

SpinalTap

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Last year, when I tried Sky Movies via NowTV on my ATV3, Dolby Digital wasn't available.

Has this changed, or is 2 Channel/stereo still the norm?
 

Hermes Monster

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FYI - I've just seen a cracking deal for Now TV; Curry's are selling off boxes with a 12 month entertainment pass AND a 12 month movie pass for £55. In store only unfortunately, but worth a look if you're passing one