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#243395 10-Dec-2018 10:20
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seems TVNZ have decided to remove some functionality in the latest update. I used to be able to start watching One News after it had started and rewind to the start (if accessed vis the program menu as opposed to live TV). Now you can only watch live or wait for the recording to show up after 7pm which isn't in HD.

 

 

 

I can't see why they need to remove this so I'm hoping its just a bug. Have sent them an email so will see what comes back. This is pretty much the only thing I use the app for but if I can't rewind to the start when its being broadcast I'll need to use the built in recording function in my TV - no more "one box" solution.

 

 





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  #2142375 10-Dec-2018 10:48
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Maybe it is to force you to watch more quality advertising?




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  #2142394 10-Dec-2018 11:43
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could be, as the same functionality allowed me too fast forward through the ads.





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  #2142404 10-Dec-2018 12:06
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Bluntj:

 

Maybe it is to force you to watch more quality advertising?

 

 

That would be it. Too much advertising is already being interrupted by TV series and news......   :-)


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  #2142413 10-Dec-2018 12:15
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The sad thing is, albeit funny to be the potential reason. It's possibly likely. 

 

It keeps being removed or dumbed down on smartTVs, and the reports all seem to be black screens when trying to play at adbreaks or not returning to normal after em. And the quickest route appears to be disable the app totally.


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  #2142417 10-Dec-2018 12:24
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Oblivian:

 

The sad thing is, albeit funny to be the potential reason. It's possibly likely. 

 

It keeps being removed or dumbed down on smartTVs, and the reports all seem to be black screens when trying to play at adbreaks or not returning to normal after em. And the quickest route appears to be disable the app totally.

 

 

yes, funny but true maybe, its not hard to FFW through ad breaks, but often streaming does not allow that


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  #2142478 10-Dec-2018 13:26
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I have also noted this change - very annoying.

 

What email address did you use to feedback to them? I will do the same.


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  #2142959 11-Dec-2018 09:32
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Is the TV news worth watching? I haven't watched any NZ broadcast news for years. Too often it used to consist of one piece of news, followed by politicians, someone "on location" which didn't add any value, and major sports news,, a "feel good" human interest story (especially on weekends), followed by sports news. 





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  #2142960 11-Dec-2018 09:35
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@Bluntj they could of course take away all advertising but that will also take away free to air TV





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  #2142976 11-Dec-2018 09:54
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morrisk:

 

I have also noted this change - very annoying.

 

What email address did you use to feedback to them? I will do the same.

 

 

I used the contact form at https://helptvnz.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?mobile_site=false

 

 





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  #2143532 11-Dec-2018 18:21
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It still seems to be working in the old manner for me .

I go to the One news link, the current show is listed as.live, it jumps it at the current point, but you can rewind back to the beginning

As far as I can tell I have the latest version

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Version 1.0.9
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  #2143577 11-Dec-2018 20:28
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@Bluntj they could of course take away all advertising but that will also take away free to air TV

 

 

 

 

You are quite correct Mike, however I feel we are blasted everywhere with advertising and it seems to getting out of control. You have reminded me that I will subscribe to Geekzone in the next couple of weeks rather than adblocking.

 

 


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  #2143580 11-Dec-2018 20:31
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Bluntj:

 

MikeB4:

 

@Bluntj they could of course take away all advertising but that will also take away free to air TV

 

 

You are quite correct Mike, however I feel we are blasted everywhere with advertising and it seems to getting out of control. You have reminded me that I will subscribe to Geekzone in the next couple of weeks rather than adblocking.

 

 

Or they could sell a limited advertising option like hulu do.

 

Nowdays I am very reluctant to take ad supported products, if FTA tv was to launch now as a competitor to paid streaming services I think they would be hard pressed to get any viewers to sell to their customers.





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  #2143653 11-Dec-2018 22:08
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Noticed this as well...roght royal pain as we used to simply start the news 5,10-20mins or even 45 mins later... depending on what we were doing. 

 

Ads were not a problem...we just let it play though in the background anyway.

 

Right time to complain to them...




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  #2143816 12-Dec-2018 08:53
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clinty: It still seems to be working in the old manner for me .

I go to the One news link, the current show is listed as.live, it jumps it at the current point, but you can rewind back to the beginning

As far as I can tell I have the latest version

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Updated 5/12/2018

 

 

 

I suspect that's not the latest version. A new one was pushed about a week a go. Do you have your ATV set to auto update apps?





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  #2143828 12-Dec-2018 09:00
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Yep, I do

About a week ago would be the 5th :)

Weirdly the online version of the app store says it should be 2.50, am assuming there is a different version for the AppleTV

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