Full NOW TV is now available on YouView devices

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  • alal Member, Super User Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    Last time I looked at Now it was in SD, stereo only and there were no subtitles. Has it improved?
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
  • JoeJoe Member, Super User Posts: 2,032 ✭✭✭
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2020, 10:02AM
    Joe said:
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    @Joe they certainly do on the app on the BT boxes. 

    Edit- actually need to check this a bit more. I was going by when I added the boost the HD and 5.1 logo appeared in the description and some channels went up from the standard 128 on the stream rate to 7861. But now checking firstly I don’t see the 5.1 sound being recognised and only some streams are showing the 7861 figure. Need to check further but just going out.

    Edit2 - rebooted and now getting 7830 on all the streams but still not seeing the 5.1 sound.
  • alal Member, Super User Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    Joe said:
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    This is what I was getting at. Also can I get 5.1 DD and subs on the retail T2000? And finally, what is a boost exactly? Do I need to do more than just subscribe?
  • AnaglyptaAnaglypta Member, Super User Posts: 835 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2020, 11:12AM
    scott said:
    Joe said:
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    @Joe they certainly do on the app on the BT boxes. 

    Edit- actually need to check this a bit more. I was going by when I added the boost the HD and 5.1 logo appeared in the description and some channels went up from the standard 128 on the stream rate to 7861. But now checking firstly I don’t see the 5.1 sound being recognised and only some streams are showing the 7861 figure. Need to check further but just going out.

    Edit2 - rebooted and now getting 7830 on all the streams but still not seeing the 5.1 sound.

    Hi @scott ,
    See @Ash post further up the thread for how to enable Dolby 5.1. It requires jumping through another hoop!
    John


    "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George S. Patton
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 305
    al said:
    Joe said:
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    This is what I was getting at. Also can I get 5.1 DD and subs on the retail T2000? And finally, what is a boost exactly? Do I need to do more than just subscribe?
    Re Boost... Sky are masters at extracting cash from customers, £3 for HD and Dolby. It's there amongst the various Now passes. 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    Anaglypta said:
    scott said:
    Joe said:
    scott said:
    @al it has only been SD on YouView, every other device has had 720p for many years. NowTV does now have a boost pass which increases all the channels to 1080p and 5.1 surround sound (plus 50fps on some sports channels).
    @Sarah Do the Hd (1080p) boosts work on retail Youview t2000 boxes? 
    @Joe they certainly do on the app on the BT boxes. 

    Edit- actually need to check this a bit more. I was going by when I added the boost the HD and 5.1 logo appeared in the description and some channels went up from the standard 128 on the stream rate to 7861. But now checking firstly I don’t see the 5.1 sound being recognised and only some streams are showing the 7861 figure. Need to check further but just going out.

    Edit2 - rebooted and now getting 7830 on all the streams but still not seeing the 5.1 sound.

    Hi @scott ,
    See @Ash post further up the thread for how to enable Dolby 5.1. It requires jumping through another hoop!
    John


    @anaglypta thanks for pointing that out. Worked spot on.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,852 ✭✭✭
    I honestly thought the £3 HD & Surround Sound Boost/add on was in 1080i not 'p' at 7380 Mbps? After all, 1080i is the format HD is broadcast in, even on Sky Q. 
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,097 ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2020, 8:10PM
    Visionman said:
    I honestly thought the £3 HD & Surround Sound Boost/add on was in 1080i not 'p' at 7380 Mbps? After all, 1080i is the format HD is broadcast in, even on Sky Q. 
    I think the source is actually 1080i on the sky box but the final output from the app will be guided by what the box is set to output it at (either upscale to 2160 or possibly interpolate to 1080p or 1080i), the fps is more important on things like the sports channels as main event, premier and f1 (recently added) should be 50fps from source and that is important.

    https://community.nowtv.com/t5/NOW-TV-News/Introducing-NOW-TV-Boost/td-p/512386

    NOW TV Boost is now live!

     

    With NOW TV Boost you’ll be able to watch your favourite shows in 1080p! Boost also comes with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound and an additional viewing concurrency. This means you’ll be able to watch on 3 devices at the same the time! All of this is available for a recurring price of £3 per month.

     

    What do I get with NOW TV Boost?

     

    Full HD: Watch all the Sky Sports channels, plus selected shows and movies, in 1080p video quality instead of the usual 720p.

     

    Smoother sporting action: Two Sky Sports channels – Main Event and Premier League – are available at 50 frames per second (except on LG TV).

     

    Awesome audio: Got a surround sound speaker system or soundbar? Boost lets you enjoy a fully immersive audio experience with Dolby Digital 5.1.

     

    An extra stream: Another handy benefit is that you get to stream on 3 devices at the same time. Perfect for families that can’t agree on what to watch!

  • croftcroft Member Posts: 60
    I’m enjoying this addition on my YouView and hopefully it’ll get better with Disney + through now tv........
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 305
    edited 14 March 2020, 8:56PM
    😎 👍
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,097 ✭✭✭
    No sh1t Sherlock.  ;)
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,852 ✭✭✭
    I'm liking the box's ability to link viewed Now TV content through the 'My TV' banner bar and then be taken straight to the content within the application. Very convenient. 
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 305
    Disagree,
    should only be "free to view" otherwise it's clotted up with stuff you can't actually view, unless your paying for a pass.
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,852 ✭✭✭
    On 'My TV'?!? Which is your TV? No it isn't. You need to read my post again.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 305
    edited 16 March 2020, 10:27AM
    🤔
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • Adam_TAdam_T Member Posts: 61
    I've been trying to use the app since launch but I'm just sticking my Roku im afraid, two fairly major differences between the two apps...

    Buffering - I dont get any whatsoever on my Roku on wifi yet get loads on Youview through ethernet.
    Watchlist - The Youview app only displays a couple of rows at a time yet Roku shows them all in a large panel.

    Its nit-picky but is this the best place to raise these or would the NowTV community/support be the right place given its their service?
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,852 ✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear that @Adam_T, I don't get any buffering on mine. As for posting, why not post for help on both?
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • alal Member, Super User Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    Well this is disappointing. My wife signed up for the Entertainment and Movies passes with the boost. The picture is ... ok. The "Options and Settings" menu should be called "Search On demand and Live" because that's all it does. We stumbled across the 5.1 setting while trying to find out how to enable subtitles. After Ducking the web (that'll never catch on) and using the subtitle button there was not one thing I could find with subs after about 10 minutes searching. How can there be no subtitles anywhere?
    So we can't use this.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 305
    Just gets better 😃
    The new Sky channels (Sky Documentaries, Nature and History)
    Will all be available on Now tv next month. 
    All are included in the entertainment pass at no extra cost. 
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,887 ✭✭✭
    al said:
    Well this is disappointing. My wife signed up for the Entertainment and Movies passes with the boost. The picture is ... ok. The "Options and Settings" menu should be called "Search On demand and Live" because that's all it does. We stumbled across the 5.1 setting while trying to find out how to enable subtitles. After Ducking the web (that'll never catch on) 
    I think Dorothy Parker had an observation about this.

    But however true it sounds, I can’t see any of our Covid19 News spokespersons searching the web for information, and then announcing that they are carefully Ducking the issues 😷🤥😷😛
    These tests for COVID-19 get right up my nose.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,852 ✭✭✭
    Hey @Roy, your a superuser of Now TV aren't you? DOES Now TV have subtitles? Any way you could find out? Are the Now TV admin team still working from home?
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,887 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 April 2020, 3:32PM
    Visionman said:
    Hey @Roy, your a superuser of Now TV aren't you? DOES Now TV have subtitles? Any way you could find out? Are the Now TV admin team still working from home?
    @Visionman

    NowTV comes in several different forms. We superusers really need more than the maximum six devices we can set up at once to cover them all.

    On a NowTV stick, there is a setting for subtitles, but last time I looked, it wasn’t sticky - though it should be - and you had to turn on subtitles programme by programme, except when watching a series back to back. This is still true on the Roku stick I used for this image:-
    It shows episode 9 of Season 1 of Game of Thrones, 12 minutes 30 seconds in.

    When, as here on the Roku stick, and the same on the NowTV stick, I think, there are subtitles, you can get these by pausing the playing programme, whereupon you will see the options along the bottom. The rightmost one of these here is a speech bubble icon; select this, and you see the Subtitles and Audio options appear, superimposed on the video. You will usually find the subtitles Off, but you can choose a language (here only English, as is usual) and you will get subtitles that last until the end of the episode, or until you exit, whichever is sooner. If you binge-watch the next episode back to back, the subtitles will stay on for that next episode also though.

    On YouView on my T2000, no subtitles option appears when I pause this same episode. On the NowTV app on the bedroom Samsung TV, on the lounge Samsung TV and on the Roku Stick, the option is present. I think it is on my iPad also, though this is giving me a spurious concurrent error at present, claiming I’m already watching on my maximum devices. I’m not, but maybe the echoes need to die out at NowTV Towers.

    EDIT: OK, here’s the iPad:-

    So, basically, it looks like YouView watchers of NowTV are still being short-changed. @Sarah, care to comment?
    These tests for COVID-19 get right up my nose.
  • zulu17zulu17 Member, Super User Posts: 1,014 ✭✭

    Subtitles are available on all supported devices, except for the BT TV Box and YouView box.




  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,097 ✭✭✭
    Is there an echo in here ....?   :p
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,887 ✭✭✭
    redchiz said:
    Is there an echo in here ....?   :p
    Yes - I wish you’d posted sooner, saved me an hour or so, as I embarked on my magnum opus before your post appeared 😳
    These tests for COVID-19 get right up my nose.
  • redchizredchiz Member, Super User Posts: 5,097 ✭✭✭
    edited 20 April 2020, 3:57PM
     :D:D:D

  • alal Member, Super User Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    My wife tried the Macbook route but subtitles only lasted a few minutes then disappeared. They all suddenly appeared at the end of the show. I assume the the roku box is pretty much the same as the nowtv stick with a couple of extra services(?) [lazy I know but losing the will with now]
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