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1.5.2

  • tvOS user support. App data is now stored per user on Apple TV
  • MPV is now the default player when the app is freshly installed
  • Filtering by favorite Live TV Channels is now available in the Channels tab of Live TV
  • You can now sort Live TV Channels in the Channels tab of Live TV
  • Live TV, Movies, Shows, Music and Home search screens have been updated to align with the webapp. You may see additional item types returned on these screens now
  • TV Channels and Songs now display on the Home favorites menu
  • Improved handling of Genres, Studios and Tags in search results
  • Native Player
    • Audio content in M4A containers should direct play
    • Program information when playing a channel is displayed in the OSD
    • Live TV Info in the OSD refreshes automatically
    • If you're controlling the app remotely you can now mute / unmute
  • MPV
    • MPV now uses "bwdif" for when playing interlaced content.
    • Program information when playing a channel is displayed in the OSD
    • Live TV Info in the OSD refreshes automatically
    • Tabs in OSD now match the orderding of the native player
    • Tabs in OSD are now hidden when appropriate instead of disabled to match native player
    • Look and feel updates to OSD and transport/seek bar to match native player
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Live TV Series recording settings from being changed
    • Fixed a bug in MPV where the menu button would not work to stop playback
    • Fixed a bug that stopped playback when using MPV when invoking Control Center
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the ability to change music quality settings

1.5.0

  • Changes:
    • The Up Next dialog in the native player has returned. This was a tvOS issue.
    • The Series poster now shows in the OSD of the native player
    • Support for Multi-episode files has been added. These files will now show correctly in seasons (e.g. if a single file was for episodes 12 and 13 of a season it'll now show as 12-13 similar to the webapp)
    • Improved the handling of series specials to align with the webapp
    • The Audio / Subtitles tracks in the MPV player are no longer red
    • The OSD has been modified to match more closely with the native player
    • Localization updates for DA, de-DE, de-US, es-ES and SK locales
    • MPV OSD updates:
      • More lines of text are now visible for items that may have a long Overview
      • Poster image is now larger
      • Episode title matches native player
  • Bug Fixes:
    • (MPV Player) Fixed an issue where the current time wouldn't be visible when it was around a minute or less
    • The issue of the Home Menu not properly navigating to the correct item (Favorites would become Search, search would become Settings) has been resolved. We moved the Now Playing menu item to the end to fix this.
    • Music playback has been fixed by disabling Picture-in-Picture support per Apple. According to Apple support an app cannot support PIP and play audio
    • The buttons on the Change Server and Switch User screens are now aligned properly

1.4.9

  • Improved support for HDR
  • Support in-app AV1 video decoding
  • Implement support for tvOS 14 search suggestions
  • On episode detail use the series logo as the hero image.

1.4.8

  • Bug Fixes:
    • In tvOS 14 items in a playlist now play properly instead of stopping after the first item. This would surface when using Cinema Intros, playing a collection, shuffling a series, etc.
    • Fixed a bug where a loader wouldn't dismiss properly when the wrong password was entered for a user.
    • Fixed a bug where you couldn't start playback of a music album in the middle, Previously it would start with the first track.
    • Fixed a bug where playback quality options were incorrect for the device in use.
    • Fixed a bug that caused apostrophes to be escaped an additional time on loading screens
    • Fixed a bug where the watched indicator wouldn't show on the season detail view
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the logo, play and favorite buttons to M3U channels
  • Changes
    • Anamorphic content is no longer direct streamed when using the native player.
    • A few under the hood changes that should have no impact

1.4.6

  • New Features / Improvements:
    • App no longer requires the Internet to function
    • "mov_text" subtitles are now embedded on the Native Player.
    • Added play button support on Siri Remote to libraries
    • Fixed jerky scrolling behavior that was prevalent in most of the app but especially in grid-based views
    • Improved handling of missing episodes by adding a "MISSING" tag to episodes in a season and on specific episode detail view
    • App now respects Live TV access settings
    • App now respects Live TV Recording Management access settings
    • Folder items no longer display the tabs across the top
    • New Playback settings view that aligns with the web app
    • New Subtitles settings view that aligns with the web app (no subtitle appearance settings yet)
    • tvOS 13 Launch Screen updates:
      • The Launch Screen now respect the device Appearance (Dark / Light)
      • The "Starting Up..." screen has been replaced with a screen that looks identical to the Launch Screen creating a smoother experience
      • Instead of showing a white screen on startup (say when Internet is unavailable to validate a device) the Emby loading screen is persistent until those requests finish. Additionally, an activity indicator is present so the user knows something is happening.
    • Loaders are now present when selecting a server and a user so the user knows activity is taking place.
    • Select Version / Audio / Subtitles view has been re-written. With this update we've added a Resume button in addition to the play button
    • Now when you play an item in the middle of a playlist or music album it will continue playing the next item. In a previous version it would only play that one item
    • There is now a played indicator for items in a video playlist so you can tell if it's been watched or not
    • The Now Playing menu item is back. This was removed in previous releases due to a tvOS bug that would cause duplicate "Now Playing" and app crashes. Apple fixed this in tvOS 13.4.
    • DTS 5.1 audio is now correctly transcoded to AC-3
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug where a movie’s poster was shown in a thumb during a recording
    • Fixed a bug that prevented playing an active recording from detail when selected from the home screen
    • Fixed a bug that prevented playing an active recording directly from the home screen
    • Fixed a bug where an active recording wasn't showing the proper image
    • Fixed a bug where the Episode Detail view would show "undefined" when other episodes had no episode numbers
    • Fixed a bug in tvOS 14 where an error would display when backing out of playback
    • Fixed a number of bugs in the Live TV Guide that would cause app crashes
    • Fixed a bug where the Season Detail view would show "undefined" when an episode didn't have a number
    • Fixed a bug where the episode title would not display in the Info menu for the native player
    • Fixed a Top Shelf crash when image URLs did not exist for items
    • Fixed a bug that prevented podcast art from showing when using the Podcasts plugin
    • Fixed a bug where pressing back/menu from when selecting Instant Mix from an album detail would show a black loading screen
    • Fixed a bug where pressing back/menu from when selecting Instant Mix from an artist detail would show a black loading screen
    • Fixed a bug where pressing back/menu from shuffle on album detail would show a black loading screen
    • Fixed a bug where pressing back/menu from shuffle on artist detail would show a black loading screen
    • Fixed a bug where pressing back/menu from shuffle on albums, album artists, and songs tabs would show a black loading screen
    • Fixed a bug where pressing back/menu from play all on albums, album artists, and songs tabs would show a black loading screen
    • Fixed a bug where track numbers weren’t displaying properly
    • Fixed a bug where album that has been favorited would not show in UI
    • Fixed a bug where actor roles with quotes would show as HTML encoded quotes
    • Fixed a bug where network requests would fire for first tab in a Menu view even if it wasn’t your default
    • In the Channels view of Live TV if there is no channel number if previously displayed "undefined." Now it just displays the channel name if the channel number isn't defined.

1.4.4

  • Fix some initial connection and switch user problems

1.4.0

  • New custom player with more direct playback (less transcoding)
  • Fixed an issue where searching was not working on server versions 4 and above
  • Fixed an issue where you could not view latest photos from the home screen
  • Fixed an issue where the duration was not displayed on the movie detail screen
  • Fixed an issue where selecting subtitles, audio tracks or versions required you to select them twice
  • Fixed an issue where the playlists collection was not selectable from the home screen
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