Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



1562 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 215


Topic # 95956 17-Jan-2012 15:20 Send private message

Each time I log on to the sky website and view the TV guide, I try to use 'my favourites' to filter out unsubscribed channels and ones that I will never watch. 

But, each time I select my favourites the sky website makes me reselect which channels to show under my favourites. It really defeats the purpose of this feature.

For some reason the sky website does not save 'my favourites' against my account. I'm not using the same computer though, but it should not matter, it is the internet. 

Today, is the 4th time I probably have set 'my favourites'.

 

Create new topic
654 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 570077 17-Jan-2012 18:10 Send private message

Mybe it saves cookies to computer for knowing what favourite channels are. If so using different computer would mean favourite channels wouldn't be remembered.

Need to try from same computer and see if works then. 

332 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 570175 17-Jan-2012 22:05 Send private message

Weird. I just set my favourites. Logged out of my account - reloaded the page and favourites still there. Opened a completely different browser (still signed out) and my favourites still showed.




Toys:  Samsung Galaxy S4 (Telecom), iPad 4, Roku, Apple TV, iPod Touch 4, Dell Inspiron 17R SE, Sony 40CX520, TiVo x2, Snap ADSL.



1562 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 215


  Reply # 610407 17-Apr-2012 10:59 Send private message

rugrat: Mybe it saves cookies to computer for knowing what favourite channels are. If so using different computer would mean favourite channels wouldn't be remembered.

Need to try from same computer and see if works then. 


You are right-- they use cookies to store favourites. I regularly clean out cookies thus my problem. 

The modern internet enables your preferences, files, and settings to be stored in the cloud.  

Sky are going against the trend and storing local. Maybe it is a security issue and they don't want subscriber favourites to be compromised by hackers? 

I agree it would be awfully embarrassing to have pirates figure out you watch the living channel. 

Another annoyance is that sky don't display favourite channels as the default view  even when I have gone to the trouble of configuring favourites.  You must click the ridiculously tiny drop down box to choose 'favourites' view.   Isn't that also a curious design choice? 

Sky have also blocked lastpass from auto logon too. 

  

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by mentalinc on 2-Oct-2014 07:18 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by hsvhel on 1-Oct-2014 11:52 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by thewanderingv on 1-Oct-2014 22:49 (110 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by mahdibassam on 1-Oct-2014 17:03 (348 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Easiest way to have iPhone warranty service
Created by JoshWright, last reply by nitrotech on 30-Sep-2014 21:37 (15 replies)

Registering with metaname
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 30-Sep-2014 18:16 (13 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.