Netflix App - Behind the Times
CentreBobby Member Posts: 4 ✭
Why is the Youview Netflix app not as good as those on, say, the PS4 or the latest Android Smartphone? For example, the Youview app couldn't play the new Black Mirror episode properly and doesn't have features such as; video previews when hovering over selections, play from beginning and quick access to Film & TV show sub menus....I had to fire up the PS4 to watch the Bandersnatch interactive episode of Black Mirror and was shocked to see how much better maintained the PS4 version is...
And a repeat is only a repeat if you have seen it elsewhere already; all the other previously-screened programmes are ‘another chance to see.....’
e.g the BBC has been showing The Sinner recently, also on Netflix; but iPlayer currently only offers the last few episodes from Season One, the earlier ones having now expired.
Whereas Netflix has the whole of Season One available, and Season Two besides.
You do realise that everything on catchup is by definition a ‘repeat’?
And no matter how cheaply you get them, you have to net the price of any DVD or Blu-ray that you buy off that £71.88 ‘saved’? Plus the cost of each new media storage rack you have to buy from time to time to hold them?
Huge amounts of internet discussion and disagreement could be avoided if this distinction were better appreciated
It will also be salutary to figure out your likely remaining lifespan, in days, multiply it by eight, say, (assuming you can get though eight DVDs a day), and see how many discs you can watch; I make it about 3,000 per year, so 33 years to cover the first hundred thousand alone
Of course you can keep DVDs, just as we Netflix users can watch and enjoy an enormous, all-we-can-eat selection of movies and TV shows. For about the cost of one DVD per month.
And if the discussion has gone off track, take a look back up the thread, and see where it diverged from Netflix service issues to cover the merits or otherwise of Netflix as a service at all. Oh. That’s right. When you point the finger, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself....
Shame if you dropped off the thread without either accepting or refuting my maths, though
Where I do agree with John L is that YouTube is a fantastic resource. I find myself increasingly watching YouTube instead of broadcast TV either on my iPad or cast to the TV via its built in YouTube app. Between broadcast/PVR, catch-up, Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube I feel like I’m spoilt for choice. Almost to the point of there being too much choice. In fact my New Years resolution is to spend less time watching the gogglebox and more time reading as I must have at least 30 unread books downloaded to my Kindle.
I've recently become a Netflix subscriber myself and one of the first things I noticed was that Black Mirror Bandersnatch was unplayable on my 2000s and 2100s but was fine on my fairly new Panasonic TV. Does anyone know if any of the newer YV models, such as the 4000s, are capable of interactive titles such as this, or is YV forever going to be left behind?
In reality youview is great for catch up, PVR etc but for streaming you really have to invest in a dedicated streaming device otherwise Disney and youview will be for other people and not for you.