Faithlife TV on the New Apple TV (4th Generation)

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Jim Straatman | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 2 2015 11:04 PM

Did you order the new Apple TV? If so, install the Faithlife TV app to start streaming Bible Screen, Faithlife Today, and Mobile Ed content! I’m loving Apple’s new interface, and thrilled to be watching Mobile Ed: OT201 Old Testament Genres from the couch after my kids have gone to bed.

To install and authorize Faithlife TV on the new Apple TV...

  1. Search for “Faithlife TV” in the App Store and select 'Get'
  2. Once installed, swipe down on the home screen to reveal 'Settings'
  3. From 'Settings' select 'Authorize'
  4. Using a computer or mobile device, visit http://faithlife.com/link and enter the Faithlife TV code

Would you like early access to 3rd party shows for free?

We’re busy acquiring 3rd party shows to expand the catalog and we’d love your feedback on the viewing experience and content. ‘Ask to join’ the Faithlife TV Beta group to get limited-time free access to 3rd party content. A limited number of people will be granted access to the group on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Got feedback?

There are two ways to give feedback, either in the Faithlife TV Beta group or the Faithlife TV forum. Do let us know what you think!

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 3 2015 6:07 AM

I'm glad to see another device added to this list. I hope Amazon Fire TV is coming soon.

-Donnie

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 4 2015 8:12 AM

This will tip me to update my old Apple TV to the new one! Great news!

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Mike Lallemont | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2015 11:22 AM

You guys are awesome for doing this. Great way to use new technology. It would be really cool if you could have animated Bible reading on there, kind of like on Proclaim when it highlights a section of a passage at a time, but have the narrator, like the guy on ESV audio. I do my devotions each morning that way.  I read along while he speaks. If it was tied to my reading plan I wouldn't even have to open my laptop. Ha! 

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Jim Straatman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2015 11:58 AM

Great suggestion, Mike! I recommend you ask to join the Faithlife TV Beta group for early access to some of the content we're producing in house. We'd love your feedback.

https://faithlife.com/faithlife-tv-beta/activity

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 5 2015 12:02 PM

Jim Straatman:
https://faithlife.com/faithlife-tv-beta/activity

Jim - Make sure to add a space after pasting in a hyperlink to make it active.

https://faithlife.com/faithlife-tv-beta/activity 

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 6 2015 7:58 AM

I sent a request to join the beta. I enjoy the Logos Mobile Ed courses, and I get my AppleTV 4th Gen on Monday! :-)

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Mikko Paavola | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 6 2015 11:51 AM

Is the Faithlife TV app available for iPad? And is it available worldwide?

I'm planning to buy the Apple TV, but the 3rd gen would be much cheaper.

Faithlife Connect + several Base Packages + Luther's Works, etc.
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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 6 2015 12:05 PM

Mikko Paavola:
I'm planning to buy the Apple TV, but the 3rd gen would be much cheaper.

It isn't worth your money. 

The new Apple TV has an app store, the 3rd gen does not. 

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Mikko Paavola | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 27 2015 12:03 PM

I bought Apple TV 4 today from a local Black Friday sale. Faithlife TV works great!

Faithlife Connect + several Base Packages + Luther's Works, etc.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260, Win 10 Pro, Intel Core i7-6500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 520.
iPhone 7 Plus.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 27 2015 12:11 PM
Yea! Smile

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 28 2015 3:38 PM

For those with a 4th Gen Apple TV, is it worth upgrading from the 3rd Gen?

Nathan Parker

Visit my blog at http://focusingonthemarkministries.com

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 28 2015 3:44 PM

Is the App available in all App Stores or only US App store ?  If this was accessible from Australian App store I might consider upgrading to 4th Gen Apple TV soon than later, if not then I have no real reason to upgrade any time soon.

Jim Straatman:

Did you order the new Apple TV? If so, install the Faithlife TV app to start streaming Bible Screen, Faithlife Today, and Mobile Ed content! I’m loving Apple’s new interface, and thrilled to be watching Mobile Ed: OT201 Old Testament Genres from the couch after my kids have gone to bed.

To install and authorize Faithlife TV on the new Apple TV...

  1. Search for “Faithlife TV” in the App Store and select 'Get'
  2. Once installed, swipe down on the home screen to reveal 'Settings'
  3. From 'Settings' select 'Authorize'
  4. Using a computer or mobile device, visit http://faithlife.com/link and enter the Faithlife TV code

Would you like early access to 3rd party shows for free?

We’re busy acquiring 3rd party shows to expand the catalog and we’d love your feedback on the viewing experience and content. ‘Ask to join’ the Faithlife TV Beta group to get limited-time free access to 3rd party content. A limited number of people will be granted access to the group on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Got feedback?

There are two ways to give feedback, either in the Faithlife TV Beta group or the Faithlife TV forum. Do let us know what you think!

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 28 2015 5:30 PM

Nathan Parker:

For those with a 4th Gen Apple TV, is it worth upgrading from the 3rd Gen?

I did, it's rudimentary but has great potential. For me, I have enjoyed watching my Logos Mobile Ed videos on it. The biggest problems so far:

1. The Faithlife Today streaming video either errors out or the video and audio are not sync'd. This does not happen with anything else (and I have a fast Internet).

2. If you stop watching a LME video, next time in it does not resume from the point you stopped like the desktop does, DVDs do, etc.

3. If you have a lot of LMEs, it can be hard to find what you are looking for, The titles are truncated so it's hard to see what each icon represents in a video they are all in a single horizontal scrolling line, so going back to one you are watching near the end is tedious; and there is no way to filter the list or other library management capabilities.

4. There is no syncing with desktop or mobile versions of any type.

Other than that's it's good, and IMHO it is useful today. Video quality is good, and there is tremendous potential to do more with it. I really like it.

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Jim Straatman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 28 2015 5:50 PM

Don Awalt:
1. The Faithlife Today streaming video either errors out or the video and audio are not sync'd. This does not happen with anything else (and I have a fast Internet).

Thanks to Don, we're aware of this issue, but don't have a solution, yet. Stay tuned.

Don Awalt:
2. If you stop watching a LME video, next time in it does not resume from the point you stopped like the desktop does, DVDs do, etc.

We've got infrastructure in development to support "watch status".

Don Awalt:

3. If you have a lot of LMEs, it can be hard to find what you are looking for, The titles are truncated so it's hard to see what each icon represents in a video they are all in a single horizontal scrolling line, so going back to one you are watching near the end is tedious; and there is no way to filter the list or other library management capabilities.

So true. As the players improve, we'll add better support for searching and discovering content.

Don Awalt:
4. There is no syncing with desktop or mobile versions of any type.

Expect to see more improvements here, too.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 28 2015 7:01 PM

Don Awalt:

Nathan Parker:

For those with a 4th Gen Apple TV, is it worth upgrading from the 3rd Gen?

I did, it's rudimentary but has great potential. For me, I have enjoyed watching my Logos Mobile Ed videos on it. The biggest problems so far:

1. The Faithlife Today streaming video either errors out or the video and audio are not sync'd. This does not happen with anything else (and I have a fast Internet).

2. If you stop watching a LME video, next time in it does not resume from the point you stopped like the desktop does, DVDs do, etc.

3. If you have a lot of LMEs, it can be hard to find what you are looking for, The titles are truncated so it's hard to see what each icon represents in a video they are all in a single horizontal scrolling line, so going back to one you are watching near the end is tedious; and there is no way to filter the list or other library management capabilities.

4. There is no syncing with desktop or mobile versions of any type.

Other than that's it's good, and IMHO it is useful today. Video quality is good, and there is tremendous potential to do more with it. I really like it.

Thanks for the info!

Nathan Parker

Visit my blog at http://focusingonthemarkministries.com

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Mikko Paavola | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 29 2015 10:24 AM

Disciple of Christ (doc):

Is the App available in all App Stores or only US App store ?  If this was accessible from Australian App store I might consider upgrading to 4th Gen Apple TV soon than later, if not then I have no real reason to upgrade any time soon.

Faithlife TV is available at least in Scandinavian (North Europe) App Store. If you can find it from your iPad/iPhone App Store, it should be also in your Apple TV App Store.

Faithlife Connect + several Base Packages + Luther's Works, etc.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260, Win 10 Pro, Intel Core i7-6500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 520.
iPhone 7 Plus.

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DIsciple II | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 5 2015 1:27 PM

Mikko Paavola:

Disciple of Christ (doc):

Is the App available in all App Stores or only US App store ?  If this was accessible from Australian App store I might consider upgrading to 4th Gen Apple TV soon than later, if not then I have no real reason to upgrade any time soon.

Faithlife TV is available at least in Scandinavian (North Europe) App Store. If you can find it from your iPad/iPhone App Store, it should be also in your Apple TV App Store.

Ok found it, thought this was something exclusive to Gen 4 Apple TV so did not think I'd find it on my iPhone...when I get some time I'll try streaming it on my Gen 3 Apple TV from my iPhone and see how that works...upgrading is a little more worthwhile now I no I can get the Faithlife TV but not quite ready to go there yet.

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 11 2015 8:39 PM

Thanks Jim,

I've just authorised my Apple TV and sent a request to join the beta group.

So now I have yet more to watch instead of normal mind-numbing TV from the main networks. 

Thankyou.

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 12 2015 1:26 AM

Jim,

Much of the content will not play. Where is best to provide bug and issue reporting please?

Regards, Jim

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