Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

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Davari89
Level 7

Nowtv app

I'm having trouble adding Nowtv on my roku express it's installed but won't open and my wifi connection is working great. Can anyone help? 

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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: Nowtv app

When problems are confined to a particular channel, it may be that the channel did not install correctly, has received a faulty update, or has subsequently gotten corrupted. A reinstall to get the latest version may fix the problem, so give it a try. Remove/reinstall procedure:

  1. Highlight channel on home screen.
  2. Press * key and choose Remove channel option.
  3. IMPORTANT- DON'T SKIP:
    Restart the Roku to clear its memory via Settings > System > System restart. (On a Roku TV, this is Settings > System > Power > System restart.)
  4. Reinstall the channel. Note it will be added to the END of the channel grid.
  5. If channel requires a login, you may need to log in anew.

Let us know how you make out.

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Davari89
Level 7

Re: Nowtv app

Thanks for getting back to me. Ive tried all that and have reset it several times but the app just wont open. It keeps saying 'can't run channel' and that it can not be reinstalled from the network. I've even rebooted my wifi and my connection is fine. All other apps work just not now tv.

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pr1
Level 7

Re: Nowtv app

I believe I have the exact same problem.  NowTV was working fine yesterday.  It says it has been updated today, but won't open.

I've followed the re-install procedure above but still have the same problem.

When I try to open NowTV I get an error, "NOW could not be run because it could not be reinstalled from the network. Please check your network connection and try again."

I do not have network problems with other devices.  All other apps on the Roku device work correctly

 

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dazman101
Level 7

Re: Nowtv app

I’m having the exact same problem. I’ve tried everything, delete, reinstall, even factory reset.

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renojim
Level 21

Re: Nowtv app

Can any of you install any new channels from the Channel Store?  The "could not be reinstalled from the network" message can occur if the Roku can't connect to the Channel Store or some other Roku server.

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ettyg
Level 7

Re: Nowtv app

Yes we've been having the same problem since yesterday. 

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pr1
Level 7

Re: Nowtv app

It is now working ok for me. NowTV shipped another update, it appeared in my app list as normal and I can open it ok.

I note that the new NOW branded blue/green app needs access to advertising networks whereas the old NowTV branded red/yellow app did not.

I have a pihole ad blocker on my network. When the pihole is running, the new NOW app doesn't work. It reports error, "Sorry NOW TV is currently unavailable".

When I start the new NOW branded app, I disable the pihole for 30 seconds while it starts. Once launched, NOW works ok with the pihole enabled.

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Louck70
Level 7

Re: Nowtv app

Ive got the same issue, had with Now and Netflix. Uninstalled both and done system reset then added both. Netflix now ok but nothing with Now, removed 3rd party in advertising, still doesn’t work. Doesn’t give any error message just returns to Roku Home Screen. Was ok Friday so maybe something to do with the update today? 

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