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now tv app gone

colinsplexcolinsplex Posts: 22Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

hi is there any way to get the app back on my now tv box

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  • WilhelmStrokerWilhelmStroker Posts: 1,686Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
  • snikhaassnikhaas Posts: 52Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Damn....

    I have a few boxes , one for my son's tv and one for my sister.

    Is there a cheap alternative ?

    is an android tv box an option , or are those crap for using plex?

    Setup:

    Samsung UE65JU6500 (2015)
    Onkyo TX-NR807

  • WilhelmStrokerWilhelmStroker Posts: 1,686Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I wouldn't buy a cheap android TV box as they're pretty rubbish and not very well supported generally.
    Cheap options would be an Amazon fire stick, a roku stick (curry's seen to have then for about £20) or maybe a Raspberry Pi. Plenty of options mentioned in the Now tv forum thread I posted.

  • snikhaassnikhaas Posts: 52Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Just ordered a fire tv 4k, saw some youtube test , they did compare nvidia shield , roku 3, xbox one, nuc, and fire tv stick and the fire tv 4k,

    The fire tv was fast and easy to use

    The fire tv stick was verry slow

    I thinkt its an good option for my sister

    Setup:

    Samsung UE65JU6500 (2015)
    Onkyo TX-NR807

  • JuiceWSAJuiceWSA Posts: 7,996Members ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    A Roku 3 is bulletproof and the Plex app for Roku is also far and away the best choice.

    I'd love to run my AFTV more often, but sadly the Plex App seems to be stuck in a perpetual state of 'broken'.

    My Roku 3 remains my most reliable Plex Client and I don't foresee any changes to that situation any time soon. A quick trip down through this forum should illustrate what I'm talking about:
    https://forums.plex.tv/categories/google-tv-amazon-fire-tv

    All the apps have their little issues, but the difference in the Roku app is that a bug report generates a post or two then @ljunkie shows up to investigate then promptly fix the issue. There are some threads over on the AFTV forum that are old enough to start drawing a pension.

    If Amazon UK's return policy is as bulletproof in the UK as it is here in the US I'd perhaps rethink that plan a bit.

    Tony

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  • shopgirl284shopgirl284 Posts: 2,836Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja, Forum Moderator Plex Ninja

    I would just get a Roku stick, since we have such a great Plex developer. I have the new model Roku stick and use it even more than my Roku 3. I have a small house and newer router, so I do not have any wireless issues, but the Roku stick works great and would be an upgrade from a NowTV box. And they put it on sale from time to time.

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  • snikhaassnikhaas Posts: 52Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks for al the advice

    Setup:

    Samsung UE65JU6500 (2015)
    Onkyo TX-NR807

  • dotdaviddotdavid Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    This is really sad. I actually have both a white NowTV and a Chromecast plugged into my main TV, the NowTV was getting slower and slower with recent firmware versions but was kept around with Plex Classic because sometimes things are easier with a remote and the audio out was useful to feed into my soundbar. I guess the Chromecast will have to take over now although I'm going to have to work out a way of getting audio from the HDMI cable.

    I also have two more NowTVs - a white one on an older TV thanks to the composite video out and a black one I have on a TV for guests. After this ridiculous move Sky aren't getting any more of my money. The only reason I haven't bought a few Roku streaming sticks is that I'm pretty sure Sky are connected to Roku somehow and I don't want them to profit.

  • Mark SMark S Posts: 390Members ✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    Firesticks will run Plex a bit. Android runs it in a fashion. Not as good though. The Roku seems the best choice TBH.
    The Now TV boxes have been despatched to the rubbish bin here, Roku, Firestick or Android running Plex now.

    You can still run Plex classic if you want on a Roku.

  • JuiceWSAJuiceWSA Posts: 7,996Members ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mark S said:
    You can still run Plex classic if you want on a Roku.

    As well as RARflix - my all time favorite.

    Tony

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    Plex Clients: AFTVs, Androids, PMP, Rokus (running RARflix: http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2014/09/roku-plex-setup-guide.html ) Link May Work - May Not

  • boonergoonerboonergooner Posts: 1Members

    How do you put plea classic or rarflix on if you can't sidelaod?

    @JuiceWSA said:

    @Mark S said:
    You can still run Plex classic if you want on a Roku.

    As well as RARflix - my all time favorite.

  • JuiceWSAJuiceWSA Posts: 7,996Members ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    They're private channels so:
    https://www.rokuguide.com/private-channels/plex-classic - click big green button (after having signed in at my.roku.com, of course) then run an update routine from Roku Home/System. It'll be at the end of your app lists - move as appropriate.

    RARflix link in my signature and here:
    http://streamfree.tv/roku-channels/private/all/rarflix-108-thread.html
    Same deal as above.

    All 3 can run independently. Click the one you want.

    Tony

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    Plex Clients: AFTVs, Androids, PMP, Rokus (running RARflix: http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2014/09/roku-plex-setup-guide.html ) Link May Work - May Not

  • Mark SMark S Posts: 390Members ✭✭✭

    @boonergooner said:
    How do you put plea classic or rarflix on if you can't sidelaod?

    You need the correct Roku channel adding code for those channels on a Roku or you can sideload a Roku.
    It just works as it always has..

  • pandfipandfi Posts: 5Members ✭✭

    @JuiceWSA said:
    A Roku 3 is bulletproof and the Plex app for Roku is also far and away the best choice.

    Isn't Roku owned by the nowtv people, in part at least, so it seems that as they apparently consider Plex to be illegal - so their rep told me in text chat - it seems they're as likely to access your Roku and delete stuff from it as they are to have done the same with the nowtv version of the Roku?

  • pandfipandfi Posts: 5Members ✭✭

    @JuiceWSA said:
    They're private channels so:
    https://www.rokuguide.com/private-channels/plex-classic - click big green button (after having signed in at my.roku.com, of course) then run an update routine from Roku Home/System. It'll be at the end of your app lists - move as appropriate.

    Just looked at this, this doesn't work for nowtv boxes, only the Roku branded ones I think?

  • JuiceWSAJuiceWSA Posts: 7,996Members ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nowtv boxes and Rokus are NOT the same thing.

    Nowtv wants to keep you locked up in their ecosystem. Plex looks like an escape plan to them. Kill Plex. Problem solved.

    When you put your trust in a 'Rep on Chat' you put your trust in a person living in India reading from a prepared script, most of which saying: 'Whatever happens, blame the other guys'.

    I still suggest if you're in the market for a device that'll run Plex without issue - buy a Roku 3. Anything else will come with a large slice of Fail Cake.

    Tony

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    Plex Clients: AFTVs, Androids, PMP, Rokus (running RARflix: http://mkvxstream.blogspot.com/2014/09/roku-plex-setup-guide.html ) Link May Work - May Not

  • piltouspiltous Posts: 25Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Hello,
    For Now TV boxes that are not upgraded yet (maybe this one with freeview, maybe not the white or black), the work around for a local network usage of Plex is to set parental control in your router (with a new profil, it's a fritbox for me) to forbidden internet access. Worked for me, update not working anymore and I have access to what I need, local Plex and TV tuner. Well I dont have access anymore to other internet apps but I dont care. If someone has the Hostname of IP of Sky Now TV server update it could be really interesting. I will try later to snif it with Wireshark...
    Cheers

  • nowplexednowplexed Posts: 1Members
    edited April 2017

    Post removed by Mod

    Discussions about how to hack into a device to install software , the company has explicitly said they do not want and disabled will not be discussed here on this forum. There are plenty of other places on the internet to do that.

  • wertertwertert Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited April 2017

    Post removed by Mod

    Discussions about how to hack into a device to install software , the company has explicitly said they do not want and disabled will not be discussed here on this forum. There are plenty of other places on the internet to do that.

  • cayarscayars Posts: 4,819Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    @snikhaas said:
    Just ordered a fire tv 4k, saw some youtube test , they did compare nvidia shield , roku 3, xbox one, nuc, and fire tv stick and the fire tv 4k,

    The fire tv was fast and easy to use

    The fire tv stick was verry slow

    I thinkt its an good option for my sister

    This video is pretty well made. I'll add a few personal comments of my own. Know that I'm biased but own almost everyone one of the devices tested.

    First off I ABSOLUTELY CAN"T STAND HORIZONTAL SCROLLING OF CONTENT. To me this was one of the worst decisions Plex ever made in UI design. I know Netflix did it first but that doesn't change the fact I personally think it sucks big time. With that said if you view the video and watch him scroll through his library only one of those players uses VERTICAL scrolling and that is the shield. So with a large library like my own the vertical scrolling along with the alphabet off to the right for quick change to letter "X" makes this far and away the best UI for me. It works pretty much just like the web interface.

    He did not touch on some of the remote features that make the shield outstanding. For example pop up to the top of any navigation page and select the voice input or just hit the voice input button and then say what you're looking for such as "Top Gun" and it will instantly show me both Top Gun in movies or TopGun in 3D Movies since I have both versions. Forget about scrolling speed if you know what you want to play. Xbox One is similar but not as nice as the Shield. Also you CAN pause/resume with one button touch (Y button) without having to bring up the menu.

    My Xbox One's do not perform anywhere as slow as he shows in this video. I have a feeling his Xboxes are loaded with lots of apps and since hard drives slow down when filled... But all 3 of mine are much faster then what he shows in the video. They are faster than the Rokus but slower than the Shield.

    He did touch on one important thing to home theater buffs and that is sound and correct handling of multi-channel sound. Only the Shield gets it correct. The NUC will of course because it's a PC.

    He never mentioned the size of his movie library which can affect the speed of the interfaces.

    He shows "a delay" in volume change for the Shield which I've never experienced. It uses CEC to talk to the TV/Receiver and with my equipment a click on the remote is instantaneous in result. It's the same for me with xbox or Shield. Since it supports CEC I can also control the Shield with my Samsung remote without programming or doing anything special to it.

    He definitely did not touch on the HDMI 2.x spec and how these devices work with it. Roku's can be very touchy trying to get 4K to work properly. He of course didn't touch on the codec support each has and how this will affect your visual quality when actually watching movies vs just scrolling around. Roku's are limited especially depending on the HDMI chain. PC/NUC or Shield TV is going to give you the most flexibility with Xbox coming in around the middle (supports HVEC/h.265).

    So what does all this mean? Nothing except I still think the Shield TV is the best all around hardware client without using a PC since it is fast, has hardware decoding, handles colors correctly, handles multi-channel sound correctly, handles different refresh rates correctly, is a bit more lax on HDMI 2.x spec and WILL work in any environment (unlike Roku), not to mention supports voice search which makes navigating to shows/movies quick as can be. Plus like I said it DOES support VERTICAL scrolling which is the only way it should work in my book.

    The not 2 biased,
    Carlo

    10.7K+ Movies, 435 Shows - 37K+ TV Episodes, 515 Christmas Movies, 480 Documentary, 335 3D Movies, 1300 Sports Events, 1280 Educational Videos, Premium Music: 215K+ Tracks, 900 GB Plex Meta-Data. 9 Network Tuners.
    Thread on my setup with some tips and tricks: https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/131308/cayars-setup-walk-through-and-some-tips-and-tricks/p1
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