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.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




1647 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 240


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
693 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 31


  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. 

336 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 22


  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.



1647 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  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:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Post your Boat
Created by TimA, last reply by TLD on 30-Jan-2015 20:40 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by Sideface on 29-Jan-2015 23:07 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by KiwiNZ on 30-Jan-2015 21:35 (166 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


FCC defines US broadband: 25 Mbps minimum now
Created by freitasm, last reply by coffeebaron on 30-Jan-2015 22:53 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Which canon flash?
Created by esawers, last reply by timmmay on 30-Jan-2015 16:15 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by jimbob79 on 30-Jan-2015 16:01 (77 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


New to VDSL and wondering if I can change where the modem connects in the house
Created by Valcor, last reply by quickymart on 29-Jan-2015 20:59 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by wally22 on 29-Jan-2015 09:55 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



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.