Now TV on Youview

robertsandy95robertsandy95 Member Posts: 2
Hi,  The Now TV app doesn't work on my YouView box.  I have model DN370T.02.04.P.
Does this mean I would need a replacement YouView box to enable the new Now TV app?

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  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    edited 30 July 2020, 3:29PM
    Hi robertsandy95 and welcome.  🙂

    It does. If you are a TalkTalk TV subscriber contact them and they will swap it out for an up-to-date model. Alternatively, NOW TV is also available on a wide range of other devices. 
  • robertsandy95robertsandy95 Member Posts: 2
    Thanks redchiz.  
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    You're welcome. So what is it to be? Simple curiosity now, would hope to see that you have found a solution.
  • DJHB1980DJHB1980 Member Posts: 137
    Are the Now TV channels available in Full HD & recordable via the EPG.

    if so, does this mean that it’s only Virgin that doesn’t have Sky Atlantic? 
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 312
    The fact is Sky Atlantic is one of Sky's flagship channels,  and its only available though Sky or Now tv.
    You can not get access to it outside of these two.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,857 ✭✭✭
    edited 9 August 2020, 7:57AM
    DJHB1980 said:
    Are the Now TV channels available in Full HD & recordable via the EPG.

     TalkTalk don't do HD as the majority of viewers don't watch it. So TalkTalk made a commercial decision to broadcast in SD only. I don't know if they are still recordable.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 312
    Visionman said:
    DJHB1980 said:
    Are the Now TV channels available in Full HD & recordable via the EPG.

     TalkTalk don't do HD as the majority of viewers don't watch it. So TalkTalk made a commercial decision to broadcast in SD only. I don't know if they are still recordable.
    Bizarre decision given that 99.9% of new TV's are 4k enabled. 
    A 4k can upscale HD content to a watchable level but SD is just a woeful experience on a 4k tv.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    DJHB1980 said:
    Are the Now TV channels available in Full HD & recordable via the EPG.
     
    You have some interesting answers and comments there, but not necessarily to your question.

    NOW TV channels are available via the app on YouView boxes in exactly the same way as on other devices i.e. streamed in 720p. You can upgrade to 1080p HD content along with Dolby Digital 5.1 by paying an additional subscription for the NOW TV Boost.

    They are not available/recordable via the EPG. That facility is only available to BT customers with a BT TV subscription at their own inflated pricing.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,905 ✭✭✭
    edited 9 August 2020, 2:03PM
    Visionman said:
    DJHB1980 said:
    Are the Now TV channels available in Full HD & recordable via the EPG.

     TalkTalk don't do HD as the majority of viewers don't watch it. So TalkTalk made a commercial decision to broadcast in SD only. I don't know if they are still recordable.
    @Visionman

    That will disappoint users who tune to BBC1HD on 101.

    But I thought only Arqiva actually broadcast?

    So perhaps you mean ‘stream’?

    But then what does this actually apply to? Are you saying that TalkTalk actually bust NowTV’s already rather pathetic 720p down to 576i? And that you would be simply wasting your money buying a Boost Pass?

    Despite 
    https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-now-tv-boost
    where you can expand the question ‘What devices support NowTV Boost?’
    to find an official NowTV refutation of this assertion.

    As further regards NowTV on TalkTalk, see the NowTV page
    https://www.nowtv.com/devices/youview
    which despite the generic name is actually TalkTalk specific, mentioning TalkTalk on the right, and offering the link ‘If you’re a TalkTalk Broadband customer, click here’.

    Which takes you to a near-identical page. (Which would only make sense if this were analogous to corresponding pages about BT; but except on BT’s own site, I can’t find any).

    But these TalkTalk pages do at least make it clear that TalkTalk have nothing analogous to NowTV on BT TV, so TalkTalk customers are in the same boat as everyone without a BT TV subscription.

    Except that they won’t have the NowTV channels dangled in front of them like BT subscribers without BT TV, and even BT subscribers on BT TV who don’t get NowTV through BT TV.

    So, no channels to see, outside of BT subscribers, and no channels you can watch or record, outside of BT TV subscribers who get their NowTV through BT TV.

    But you can download NOWTV episodes on certain devices, though not on YouView ones.
    These tests for COVID-19 get right up my nose.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,857 ✭✭✭
    No Roy. The box is HD but TalkTalks broadcast boost channels aren't.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,099 ✭✭✭
    edited 10 August 2020, 6:10PM
    Visionman said:
    No Roy. The box is HD but TalkTalks broadcast boost channels aren't.
    Indeed. But what does that have to do with this topic? The "answers" you offered were either wrong, or irrelevant I'm sorry to say.
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