20201216b UI (UI) "Watch Now" is missing

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GlowingBlueMist
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20201216b UI (UI) "Watch Now" is missing

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When I use the Discover tab I am properly given the list of shows available.
The problem is that when I pick one that is currently playing I am no longer given the option to actually watch it.

Instead all I see is the popup window that has the title of the show followed by the "Record This Airing" and "Record More".
This happens for a one-time show like a movie or when multiple listings of a show series is chosen.

It looks like the "Watch Now" choice is missing in the Beta version of the UI. If I turn off the "Early access to new features" the "Watch Now" option returns along with the 20201214 UI.

Version 20201029 (APP) / 20201216b (UI)
Multiple Windows 10 64-bit machines all with same issue.

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Re: 20201216b UI (UI) "Watch Now" is missing

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The watch now has been moved to a play icon to the left of the episode.

Old UI has a watch now button on the episode list page but didn't allow you to select the channel or which episode if multiple were live.
We moved it to be under the episode menu but that added 2 more clicks.
The play button is a balance between the two - it allows you to select the channel/episode you want to watch and doesn't require 2 more clicks.

Nick

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Re: 20201216b UI (UI) "Watch Now" is missing

Post by GlowingBlueMist »

Thanks for the info, yes the play icon is working for me as you describe now that I know to look for it.

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