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MetalGearRex852 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
It'll be interesting once they crack Red Button services whether they'll extend their offerings to include Red Button content on Sky Sports. Something that's sadly lacking.

Or a gateway to getting people to upgrade to Sky...through the ability to check on the red button.
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noggin12,074 posts since 26 Jun 2001
It'll be interesting once they crack Red Button services whether they'll extend their offerings to include Red Button content on Sky Sports. Something that's sadly lacking.


I doubt it - I don't think OTT services + Red Button is a 'thing' is it? If the OTT stuff was DVB over IP that would make sense - but I don't think it is.
London Lite6,934 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Only just noticed that you can access the Live TV streams from the NOW TV Smart Box TV Guide direct now, rather than taking you to the app's channel guide.

Edit: Happened in November apparently.
Last edited by London Lite on 11 January 2017 12:08am
MetalGearRex852 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
NOW TV are beginning to trial subtitles - those who've signed up for the red button trial are ineligible (including me).

The red button trial has already started for those who've signed up.
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London Lite6,934 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
NOW TV are beginning to trial subtitles - those who've signed up for the red button trial are ineligible (including me).

The red button trial has already started for those who've signed up.


I take it you mean subs for the IPTV channels and VoD rather than the Freeview channels which are already subtitle enabled on the Smart Box?
MetalGearRex852 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
NOW TV are beginning to trial subtitles - those who've signed up for the red button trial are ineligible (including me).

The red button trial has already started for those who've signed up.


I take it you mean subs for the IPTV channels and VoD rather than the Freeview channels which are already subtitle enabled on the Smart Box?

NOW TV channels. The Freeview channels already have subtitles built in.
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noggin12,074 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Reading on the NOW TV community forum, the 2nd gen Black streaming boxes have been converted to 50Hz. This was done during the same update to disable the developer mode to stop piracy on the devices.


Seriously? Were they showing Freeview 50Hz stuff at 60Hz before this?!
London Lite6,934 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Reading on the NOW TV community forum, the 2nd gen Black streaming boxes have been converted to 50Hz. This was done during the same update to disable the developer mode to stop piracy on the devices.


Seriously? Were they showing Freeview 50Hz stuff at 60Hz before this?!


No that's the Smart Box. I meant the 2nd gen NOW TV Box which has been updated to render at 50Hz.