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Topic # 201848 6-Sep-2016 17:36
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Maybe I am reluctant to change or maybe I am not up to speed with using SVOD.


Dont get me wrong I like it. In fact I don't really care about the medium, its the content that is king. Although I prefer one STB instead of many + spaghetti junction.


My setup is


Freeview        Panny BWT720. No OD


WDTV            For my Linux ISO's"


Apple TV4      Netflix NZ, Lightbox, CuriosityStream, 3Now, Fanpass, iTunes I guess too




Now, on the telly, or my ex Sky box, access to a guide is quick and easy. I can scroll by channel in Freeview to see now and soon content, or in a channel to see all content. Sky's TV link is a summary of everything. I guess the newspaper and Listener or TV Guide back in the day gave easy access to whats on


But SVOD, I find it a pain. I get typically Trending, what I might like, then categories where I have to scroll endlessly. On one of them, my faves or what Ive bookmarked is at the bottom. Weird. But the main issue is to see whats there its endless scrolling. When I want to see if anything new is on, yes one or two of these have whats new. But if say I wanted too watch a DIY show, or an animal show, or anything really, I need to look everywhere. And regularly.


Or does the mindset change so that we decide never to watch anything, apart from some content we decided to seek out, and forget the rest?? When I had Sky I would flick through NatGeo etc, mark this or that to record. Quick and easy. But SVOD is like wanting a few books to read, then someone dumps a skip of nooks in your living room. Information overload of sorts.


How do others manage the excess of content that is modern SVOD? Find new and relevant stuff easily. 


Oh, and I assume that amongst the endless scrolling. ALL of that providers content is there, so what you scroll is what you get? Just checking if searches might find other stuff that isn't in the scrolling.





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  Reply # 1624831 6-Sep-2016 22:04
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Navigation etc tends towards horrible. The third party indexing services can be useful. Egs:

I'd like to know if there is one that covers all nz services and provides notifications.

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