NOW TV for Apple TV
Ratings and Reviews
Outdated, Buggy and feature lacking
Unfortunately it appears that the sky team have neglected to update the NowTV app for the AppleTV. The app hasn't been updated once, in over a year and is completely outdated compared to the iOS app, lacking features such as 'My TV' and 'Up Next'. It contains many, many bugs which make using the app painful at best.
Many users have taken to the forums to complain about these issues, but it appears that 'the team is aware of the issues and are working on a fix' has become the default answer these days. With all the updates around the new NowTV box, I can only assume that sky have chosen to mothball this app, which is a real shame given the large community of AppleTV users and cord cutters who use this app over others.
So bad Sky don't even want to take responsibility for it.
This is a poor excuse for a tvOS app. When I complained to Sky (the NowTV Twitter help team), they said they don't have anything to do with the app and it's all managed by Apple. Such a cop out.
The app crashes constantly. The live times don't update automatically when watching streaming channels. Section previews are ordered alphabetically so they never change and are always shows starting with A. There's no way to know which shows you've already watched or how far you got into them. Shows often get duplicated.
No thought has gone into this app at all, and worse still they don't seem to care that it is littered with bugs and crashes. Utterly shameful for a service that isn't free.
No Subscription Through iTunes 😤
The worst thing about this service provider, which you have to give them all your details which I don’t understand at all, also give you too much hassle for no reason.
I know some of my friends have a Netflix account for more than a year and they pay to their Netflix account through iTunes account, which is so accessible and understandable.
For example why this company doesn’t make it easier for everyone and also give you an option to pay Monthly Subscriptions through iTunes renewal ( iPad, Apple TV and ... ) instead of registering with them.
- Sky UK Limited
- 487.4 KB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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- In-App Purchases
- Entertainment Month Pass £7.99
- Movies Month Pass £11.99
- Sports Day Pass £8.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.