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#1 Swynol OFFLINE  

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:10 AM

Anyone seen the new NowTV box's? 

 

they are re-branded Roku 3's for £14.99 - Ethernet port, 1080p, bargain.

 

http://www.nowtv.com...ction-section-6



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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:17 AM

Yes, they are based on the new Roku 2 devices, not the Roku 3 as many people thought they would be.

 

I believe side-loading is still possible and accessed the same way as the original Now TV box.

 

See here for details: http://emby.media/co...emby-on-now-tv/



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Posted 10 August 2015 - 08:04 AM

ah ok roku 2. damn no bluetooth remote!

 

side loading works, the plex crew have confirmed that



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:42 AM

Does anyone know if there's an emby sideloadable plugin for the new NowTV box? Links from 2013/2014 do not work. The emby.roku plugin at github does not work either.

 

There's no way of getting xbmc onto the NowTV box (afaik) and Plex's insistence on browsing by libraries - limited in size (or Plex stumbles) and with wrong metadata left and right - is driving me nuts.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:46 AM

ah ok roku 2. damn no bluetooth remote!

 

side loading works, the plex crew have confirmed that

I think you were right first time - or Sky is lying to us.

 

Go to Settings - System - About. You'll see: Model - 4200SK - Roku 3 (a cut-down version)


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 09:55 AM

Does anyone know if there's an emby sideloadable plugin for the new NowTV box? Links from 2013/2014 do not work. The emby.roku plugin at github does not work either.

There's no way of getting xbmc onto the NowTV box (afaik) and Plex's insistence on browsing by libraries - limited in size (or Plex stumbles) and with wrong metadata left and right - is driving me nuts.

See here: http://emby.media/co...r-roku-channel/

And follow "How to Run from Source Code".

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:13 AM

I have no idea how to run something from source code - I'd be too afraid of bricking the box.

 

Within the emby.roku zip there's a  smaller zip. Tried both - neither work.

 

21bRC.png

 

I really just want someone to tell me whether or not there's an emby sideloadable app for NowTV or one in development? I do not have the computer skills for anything more advanced than sideloading the app to the box. Chasing dead links from two year old posts does not help.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:21 AM

Yes there is.

Just follow the instructions:
http://mediabrowser....owser-on-now-tv

The post may be 2 Years old, but still functional.

 

https://github.com/M...r/Emby.Roku.zip

The current version is v2.10.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:50 AM

Dude, sideloading the zip/app isn't the problem. I had the emby.roku zip/app from Github at 10 this morning. It's getting it to install - that's the problem.

 

Roku DIA:

 

21bUn.png

 

The zip you point to and which I've already tried three times today:

 

21bUo.png

 

Result:

 

21bUp.png

 

Now when I see words in red like - failure - invaild - no manifest - it tells me the zip/app will not install.

 

Stick a fork in me because I'm done.

 

I'll keep Plex. It's as frustrating as hell, but at least the bloody thing installs.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:53 AM

That's not the right zip. Sounds like you clicked a button in github instead of downloading the zip that is highlighted in the instructions. The zip in the instructions installs just fine.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:10 AM

That's not the right zip. Sounds like you clicked a button in github instead of downloading the zip that is highlighted in the instructions. The zip in the instructions installs just fine.

 

Have a word with your MOD - it's his link:

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:12 AM

Ok. Here is the right zip

 

https://github.com/M...r/Emby.Roku.zip



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:22 AM

The link in the instructions?

 

This one:

 

21bX4.png

 

 

It doesn't work either. What a complete waste of time. Has anyone from here actually tried installing that zip in the new NowTv box - the cut-down Roku 3?



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:26 AM

Ok. Here is the right zip

 

https://github.com/M...r/Emby.Roku.zip

 

Worked first time - thank you.

 

Those old posts and links - still happily trotted out until an hour or so ago - really need to be looked at, because they sent me in circles.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:26 AM

Yes, we have a lot of users here running Now TV.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:43 AM

Excellent. It was in in no time at all. No more need for bespoke Plex libraries with their too strict naming conventions (God, I grew to hate Plex). I can now browse across my entire music and movies collection.  

 

Thank you, Luke, for taking the trouble to find the right zip.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:07 PM

Have a word with your MOD - it's his link:

Always glad to help!


Thank you, Luke, for taking the trouble to find the right zip.


Words fail me!

Try to help people and all you get is snide comments!
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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:22 PM

Always glad to help!


Words fail me!

Try to help people and all you get is snide comments!

 

 

Really? Words fail you? Dude, in spite of telling you it was not the sideloading issue but the zip/app simply not working, you kept pointing me to the wrong zips. Perhaps you thought I was too dimwitted to quite follow? You expect thanks for that? You were absolutely no help to me at all. But I do have manners. Luke was very helpful. That's why I thanked him and not you.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:29 PM

Yes, I may have supplied the incorrect zip file, but you were also given the link and told to follow "How to Run from Source Code".

As Luke said, "Sounds like you clicked a button in github instead of downloading the zip that is highlighted in the instructions".

Still, you seem to be sorted now.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 05:44 PM

Well, just bought 1. Just gotta wait for Mr. Posty! .. the worst part ;)


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