Now tv app/Netflix juddering

deedee36deedee36 Member Posts: 77
edited 16 December 2020, 2:42PM in Community
Does anyone know off any plans to update the now tv app,it seems a bit sluggish and a bit bulky just noticed the LG tv app has had a bit off an update ie the movie section now includes “a because you watched section “ which is a bit handy 
@Sarah

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  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,386 ✭✭✭
    @deedee36

    The best NowTV experience you can have, and will probably ever have, is on a Roku Stick, ever since NowTV screwed up the user interface on their own NowTV sticks.

    Nothing else comes close.

    We won’t even look again at the YouView implementation until it has subtitles, which means that all the other issues with it pass us by.
    Back to my usual level of bafflement, then...
  • AshAsh Member Posts: 267 ✭✭
    @Roy @deedee36
    to be honest now TV can often be a bit of an odd terms of how well the UI works over all , for example the now TV UI works much better on Sony android TVs is then it does on LG TVs currently, even though the UI is the same at the front end on both devices. It is much faster on Sony than it is on LG. 

    Though, having to support older versions of LG's webOS might have something to do with that webOS came of age, from webOS 3 onwards . After that, everything started working better on LG's webOS. Having to maintain support for older versions may well be hampering the overall user experience. There will be a reason why Disney plus didn't support anything older than LG webOS 3 TVs.

    As for the now TV UI on now TV's own devices. I'm going to say something unpopular, but I quite like it. With a few simple changes the UI could be made much better for example in the movie and entertainment sections. They could move the genre filters to the top of the section rather than them be at the bottom. But there are number of quick shortcuts that can be used if you know how. I think the issue that a lot of people have been having is that the new UI is more hardware heavy, which means users on older now TV devices such as the second gen now TV box (black) have issues with the sluggishness, whereas all of the newer hardware, which is a significant leap forward doesn't have significant issues with sluggishness  due to the newer hardware having more RAM and more powerful CPUs.
  • Adam_TAdam_T Member Posts: 62
    *head desk* Unrelated to YV of course but the Now TV app for my Fire stick has the red button "Search & Options" icon and doesnt switch the refresh rate to 50hz...
  • DJHB1980DJHB1980 Member Posts: 148
    Roku is king atm. 
    Sky Q coming close though 
  • deedee36deedee36 Member Posts: 77
    I’m also noticing juddering on the youview Netflix app has anyone else seen this
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 469
    Dee I would simply abandon suffering the now offering on youview and invest in a roku. 
    YouTube and Disney are there and it's arguably a better viewing experience. 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • deedee36deedee36 Member Posts: 77
    I would but I’ve got my now through my bt tv package 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,961 ✭✭✭
    Has anyone seen this offer? -

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11183218/now-tv-smart-box-4k-passes-currys/

    It may or may not be of use, but thought I'd mention it just in case.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • Ken Hill1Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 186 ✭✭
    Visionman said:
    Has anyone seen this offer? -

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11183218/now-tv-smart-box-4k-passes-currys/

    It may or may not be of use, but thought I'd mention it just in case.
    I have got one Sometime ago works perfectly The voice search Has been updated having added so So if you want Netflix or prime video all you got to do is press the voice search and it goes straight to all the apps As we still got trouble with NOW TV on YouView this is what I use And not the NOW TV on YouView You because it's still buffers with the picture On demand
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,386 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    Has anyone seen this offer? -

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11183218/now-tv-smart-box-4k-passes-currys/

    It may or may not be of use, but thought I'd mention it just in case.
    @Visionman

    I’ve seen the date on it 😢
    Back to my usual level of bafflement, then...
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,386 ✭✭✭
    edited 16 December 2020, 9:04PM
    deedee36 said:
    I would but I’ve got my now through my bt tv package 
    @deedee36

    That’s just how you pay for it - you can watch it on up to five more devices that you may have with the NowTV app, using the same account details, for no extra cost.

    If you want to record it, then you will have to use the app on the YouView box, probably via the BT TV channels; but just to watch it, you can do that anywhere you can find the NowTV app, which you may even have on your TV if it is smart; or, as I recommend, buy a Roku Stick if not.

    With multiple devices, two people (or three, if you have the NowTV Boost) can watch different NowTV streams on different devices.

    But you certainly aren’t restricted to the YouView box alone, just because your subscription comes via BT.
    Back to my usual level of bafflement, then...
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,961 ✭✭✭
    Roy said:
    Visionman said:
    Has anyone seen this offer? -

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11183218/now-tv-smart-box-4k-passes-currys/

    It may or may not be of use, but thought I'd mention it just in case.
    @Visionman

    I’ve seen the date on it 😢
    Whoa! Its now HOW MUCH?!?! And its a non recorder as well. Its just not worth it at £114.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
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