lchiu7: This is not a beta access issue so I thought I would post here.
It seems most beta users are using PC's, IOS devices and Airplay(?) to access the service.
That's all fine but I would much prefer to watch on my big TV (I have no IOS devices and Airplay sounds like a bit fiddly).
What sort of dedicated media players would folks like to see implemented?
My preference would be
- PS3 (that could just be selfish since I use my PS3 for Netflix, Amazon, Vudu and Hulu)
- Some sort of TV app but that might be difficult since there are so many platforms around
- A locally available media player like a WD Live or Netgear NeotV?
- Google TV (but only as a last resort). I do have a Google TV device (Logitech Revue) and it does Netflix nicely on a big TV and the app is just from the Play Store.
All the above devices support IR remotes and universal remotes which I think is essential if the service wants to be in the living room rather than in the home office.
Must admit is if it wasn't for the sport (which only gets turned on during the All Blacks season) it is starting to look less and less likely I will continue with Sky ... but I would like to see...
+ 1 for WDTV
+ 1 for or Smart Blu Ray ot TV App (Samsung hopefully :))
and of course for all of us who don't go down the Apple path an Android App
The big BUT is all need to meet the wife usability factor (she who hands the remote to the 4 year old to get Netflix working)
My preference is definitely to see it on a TV (watching Vikings on the Beta version via PC (in the study) last night was just not the same and I ended up changing my geo location (UnblockUS) and watching further episodes on Netflix (Mexico) .. I might be getting hooked).