Youview search for Actor/actress

zulu17zulu17 Posts: 955Member ✭✭
edited 24 September 2017, 8:07PM in Support
If I enter an actors name (eg  Liam Neeson)  into Youview search - I only get the programs available on demand  that feature this actor - there are no results for On Now and Next

If I search for  a film  that the actor is in eg Taken I get on demand  and
On Now and Next

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  • JoeJoe Posts: 2,013Member ✭✭✭
    edited 1 March 2017, 10:49AM
    I hadn't realised that you could search using just an actors name?
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,536Member ✭✭✭
    edited 21 December 2016, 11:06PM
    Joe2 said:

    I hadn't realised that you could search using just an actors name?

    You can search any word/s, as the facility is universal. Try it, its... surprising.
  • JoeJoe Posts: 2,013Member ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2016, 10:29PM
    Joe2 said:

    I hadn't realised that you could search using just an actors name?

    Interesting that's very good. Although Zulu17 suggests it doesn't work over now and next , just ondemand
  • JoeJoe Posts: 2,013Member ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2016, 10:31PM
    Joe2 said:

    I hadn't realised that you could search using just an actors name?

    Zulu17 appears to be right, good spot.
  • zulu17zulu17 Posts: 955Member ✭✭
    edited 14 December 2016, 9:35PM
    Joe2 said:

    I hadn't realised that you could search using just an actors name?

    The actor search is one promoted in the Youview blurb

    http://www.youview.com/about/

    in the example I quoted Liam Neeson is clearly listed in both the EPG programe guide for (C4)  Taken 2 About the Film  - Details and Summary. 
    For many of the other films (eg those on the BBC)  in the Youview  EPG the stars are not listed in either the Details or Summary
  • JoeJoe Posts: 2,013Member ✭✭✭
    edited 25 February 2016, 10:45PM
    Joe2 said:

    I hadn't realised that you could search using just an actors name?

    Impressive search feature, but Zulu 17 is right. It won't show results for now and next, when searching for related actor/director names that are not included in the actual title of the program/film.

    Hopefully this can be corrected
  • DanielDaniel Posts: 1,951Member ✭✭✭
    edited 24 September 2017, 8:07PM
    Every time I have tired a actor search nothing comes up what am I doing wrong. I searched well known actors as well.
  • zulu17zulu17 Posts: 955Member ✭✭
    edited 19 March 2017, 2:33PM
    Daniel4 said:

    Every time I have tired a actor search nothing comes up what am I doing wrong. I searched well known actors as well.

    if you use the example  eg
    youview Search button
    search string    liam neeson          (or neeson will do for this example)
    press OK  to activate the search 

    & typically you will get On Demand options.

    It is not a perfect search as the search I suspect is returning the matches based upon searching the brief  programme description that you see when you press the I button
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