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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:10 PM

Background:
 
It is now possible to install the Official Media Browser for Roku Beta Channel onto the Now TV box.
 
The Now TV box is a re-branded Roku LT, but is only available in the United Kingdom and is marketed by SKY TV, as an "easy way to get live and on-demand entertainment straight to your TV".
 
The Now TV box costs £9.99 including FREE P&P, which is an excellent deal, as there are already a number of FREE channels included, such as Sky News, BBC News, BBC iPlayer etc. (full list here).
 
The cheapest Roku LT I can find today is around £30.
 
The Now TV service also allows you to have a subscription for either, or both, of the Sky Movies or Sky Sports packages at a cost of £8.99 per month (or a 24-hour pass for £9.99 !!).
 
Now TV setup:
 
When you receive the Now TV box, set it up as per the instructions - you will need to create an account on the Now TV website as this is how the box connects to the Now TV service.
 
Once that is completed (which may include a firmware update), you will need to enable the Roku DEVELOPER MODE.
 
Enabling Developer Mode.
 
To do this, press the following button combination on the remote:
 
Home 3x, Up 2x, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right
 
You will be presented with the Developer Settings page:
 
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Select Enable Developer mode and select I Agree twice.
 
Once done, you can start to install the MB3 Roku plugin.
 
MB3 Roku Plugin Installation:
 
To install the MediaBrowser3 Roku plugin onto your Now TV box, you will need to "side-load" a zip file which is downloadable from here.
 
Once you have downloaded the zip file, enter the IP address of your Now TV box into a browser.
 
You will then see a page similar to this:
 
zDev-Mode.jpg
 
Click on the CHOOSE FILE button and navigate to where the zip file is (DO NOT UNZIP THE ZIP FILE).
 
Then click on INSTALL button. This will "side-load" the zip file to the Now TV box.
 
If successful, you should get a page similar to this:
 
zDev-Mode2.jpg
 
Press home on your Now TV remote and you should see the MediaBrowser channel on the right-end of the list of channels.
 
Repeat these steps if/when an updated zip file is released.
 
If you have multiple Now TV boxes, then you will need to do this for each one.
 
For further information, please refer to the support thread here.
 
To install @im85288's Roku Plugin, refer to the link here.
 
To installed @Tikuf and @gcw07's Roku Plugin, refer to the link here.
 
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Edited by CBers, 17 June 2014 - 05:29 AM.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:12 PM

Platform Secret Screen

To access the Platform Secret Screen on the Now TV box (and any other Roku), press the following combination of buttons:

Home button 5 times, fast-forward, play, rewind, play, fast-forward

This will take you to the Platform Secret Screen.

From there you can perform:

- System Reboot
- Disable Network Pings
- Access WiFi Secret Screen

From the WiFi Secret Screen, you can:

- Run iperf
- iperf setup

Other Secret Menus:

  • Home x5, FF x3, RW x2 – Change the settings of the Channel Store Server & Software Update Server

  • Home x3 Up x2, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left – Lists all the channels installed and their versions

  • Home x5, RW x3, FF x2 – Access Roku Debug/Bandwith Cap Screen

  • Up x2, Down x2, Up x3, Down x3 – Roku 3 Enable Speakers Plus Headphone Jack Toggle

Edited by CBers, 18 October 2013 - 06:26 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

Capture Screen-Shots from Now TV (or any other Roku if plugin side-loaded):
 
To capture a screen-shot from a side-loaded app on the Now TV, navigate to the screen you want to capture.
 
Then, in a browser on your PC, enter the IP address of your Now TV box, such as 192.168.1.40.
 
Select “Utilities” and then click “screenshot”. 
 
When the image displays, just right-click on it and Save Image.
 
Repeat as necessary.

Edited by CBers, 26 May 2014 - 01:58 PM.

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