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      NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

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      Online TV streaming service, NOW TV, is to launch its most advanced TV box later this year. The brand new NOW TV Smart Box will bring together NOW TV’s wide range of pay TV content and over 60 live free-to-air channels.

      Additionally customers with a NOW TV Box will see new a brand new interface (UI) roll out to their TVs from February. The new-look UI will include a number of great new features including a content-rich homepage offering editorial recommendations of what to watch across catch up TV apps and pay TV content from NOW TV. A new ‘Best of Catch Up’ section, curated by content partners, will also arrive showcasing all the best shows our customers may have missed in one place.

      Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV said: “The launch of our new homepage on the NOW TV Box will make it easier than ever for our customers to quickly find and watch their favourite shows. And when the new NOW TV Smart Box arrives later this year, it will be the perfect one-stop box to get a contract-free, flexible way of watching the best of pay TV and free-to-air content all in one place.”

      NOW TV worked with Silicon Valley based Roku Inc. to develop the new NOW TV Smart Box which will sit alongside the existing NOW TV Box, with pricing details and further information to be made available later in the year.
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      Re: NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

      Looks like it is based on the ROKU 4.
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      Re: NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Looks like it is based on the ROKU 4.
      Yes looks like it and expect it will coincde with sky 4k uhd availability later this year, along with sky q.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Yes looks like it and expect it will coincde with sky 4k uhd availability later this year, along with sky q.
      Yes I was thinking the same. Interesting also because (as far as I know) the ROKU 4 hasn't even launched in UK yet.
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      Re: NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      Yes I was thinking the same. Interesting also because (as far as I know) the ROKU 4 hasn't even launched in UK yet.
      Nope it hasn't, but following threads from the US, the ROKU3 is considered better and the 4 has lots of gripes that needs a fw fix to be able to properly utilise 4K.
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      Re: NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

      One other intersting fact about the new now tv box, is it has a terrestrial tuner.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      One other intersting fact about the new now tv box, is it has a terrestrial tuner.
      I thought that fact was yet to be confirmed? There is much speculation. Interestingly there are no pics of the rear panel. My money is on "No" and live TV delivery will be via the internet (as currently with the available live Sky channels on NOW TV).

      As I said elsewhere earlier today:

      The "has it got an aerial socket question" is unclear & remains unanswered/unconfirmed either way, but I suspect it will not have one, based on this:

      http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160129005301/en

      The reference to "Roku Powered" says "Under the Roku Powered program, operators around the globe can leverage the Roku streaming platform including Roku’s low-cost streaming players to deliver live TV and on demand services to their customers."

      I read that as suggesting something like the watch live TV over the internet connection functionality as in the BBC iPlayer app etc.
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      Re: NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      I thought that fact was yet to be confirmed? There is much speculation. Interestingly there are no pics of the rear panel. My money is on "No" and live TV delivery will be via the internet (as currently with the available live Sky channels on NOW TV).

      As I said elsewhere earlier today:
      It has been confirmed that it has a terrestrial input.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      It has been confirmed that it has a terrestrial input.
      OK, that's good, haven't seen that yet! Can you point me at a source please? No doubt others will be keen to have that fact as now confirmed!
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      Re: NOW TV to launch most advanced box yet

      Are you referring to the confirmation by (ahem!) "james payne" at 12:49 today on the DS thread below?
      New Now TV box to include terrestrial tuner - Sky - Digital Spy Forums

      If so, I'd want to see at least one further source before accepting it as correct...
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