BritBox player launch

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  • dvdjamesdvdjames Member Posts: 50
    We're subscribers and I don't recall any significant issues. Certainly nothing outside of what you would see elsewhere. We've been using the Panasonic app and Chromecast.
  • westonewestone Member Posts: 8
    Well that didnt last long, decided that the app is too clunky and that the content is not to my liking. Cancelled subscription.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    westone said:
    Well that didnt last long, decided that the app is too clunky and that the content is not to my liking. Cancelled subscription.
    Hi @weststone the current app is a work in progress, a first version if you like, and will be updated and improved over time as and when available. I'm also hoping BBC Sounds is a first version and that will be as well.  :#
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 232
    edited 7 April 2020, 1:20PM
    Visionman said:
    westone said:
    Well that didnt last long, decided that the app is too clunky and that the content is not to my liking. Cancelled subscription.
    Hi @weststone the current app is a work in progress, a first version if you like, and will be updated and improved over time as and when available. I'm also hoping BBC Sounds is a first version and that will be as well.  :#
    Unfortunately you don't really get a second chance once you've lost a subscriber. 
    Paying customers tend not to forget a bad experience, hence the Britbox hemorrhaging of customers. 
    The cardinal sins of streaming is poor content and viewing experience which Britbox has successfully achieved. 
    Obviously it hasn't got the deep pockets of Disney or Netflix but that doesn't excuse the current woeful offering.
    Stay safe 🌈
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • Ken Hill1Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 126 ✭✭
    this britbox still being roll out to boxs still ?
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 232
    Allegedly to just the T2000 at the moment,  the T4000 falls into the classic youview "coming soon " category. 
    Stay safe 🌈
    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • Ken Hill1Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 126 ✭✭
    kodikid said:
    Allegedly to just the T2000 at the moment,  the T4000 falls into the classic youview "coming soon " category. 
    Stay safe 🌈
    kodikid said:
    Allegedly to just the T2000 at the moment,  the T4000 falls into the classic youview "coming soon " category. 
    Stay safe 🌈
    thank for the info
  • Ken Hill1Ken Hill1 Member Posts: 126 ✭✭
    what about the 21000
  • John LJohn L Member, Super User Posts: 545 ✭✭
    Ken Hill1 said:
    what about the 21000
    . . .  coming your way soon Ken! Might not be in time for Easter though.
    Take care. John L
    Can't wait for the day when Youview get rid of the dreaded darkened banner when using fast forward/rewind recordings. 
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    John L said:
    Ken Hill1 said:
    what about the 21000
    . . .  coming your way soon Ken! Might not be in time for Easter though.
    Take care. John L
    T2100

    And I do hope you aren’t breaching any NDAs there, @John L - can you point me to the public announcement?
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • John LJohn L Member, Super User Posts: 545 ✭✭
    No Roy, I wasn't in any way. Thank you for asking.
    Simply coming your way soon like most things in life.
    We all need a bit of humour at the moment. Take care Roy. John
    Can't wait for the day when Youview get rid of the dreaded darkened banner when using fast forward/rewind recordings. 
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    edited 8 April 2020, 5:17PM
    John L said:
    No Roy, I wasn't in any way. Thank you for asking.
    Simply coming your way soon like most things in life.
    We all need a bit of humour at the moment. Take care Roy. John

    Indeed so. Just a bit of hydrodigital forecasting,  then? 🤞🚿 🔭😀
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    Roy said:


    Indeed so. Just a bit of hydrodigital forecasting,  then? 🤞🚿 🔭😀

    Got a link?  :D
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    edited 8 April 2020, 10:08PM
    kodikid said:
    Unfortunately you don't really get a second chance once you've lost a subscriber.

     No, which is the whole point of a pay monthly, cancel when you want service. But lets just ignore that eh?
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    edited 8 April 2020, 11:37PM
    Visionman said:
    Roy said:


    Indeed so. Just a bit of hydrodigital forecasting,  then? 🤞🚿 🔭😀

    Got a link?  :D
    Remarkably sparse; try this one:-

    https://www.apm.org.uk/event-documents/bm220617-claire-dellar/

    But note that Terry Pratchett didn’t invent resistentialism; Paul Jennings did, years before. Les choses sont contre nous....
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭
    Roy said

    Remarkably sparse; try this one:-

    https://www.apm.org.uk/event-documents/bm220617-claire-dellar/

    But note that Terry Pratchett didn’t invent resistentialism; Paul Jennings did, years before. Les choses sont contre nous....

    (The author) "Claire works full time for NHS Digital, where she has trained hundreds of people in practical benefits management. Her sanctuary is a cottage in Snowdonia, from which she emerges each week to visit health and care organisations across the country, infecting them... "
     :D 
  • dvdjamesdvdjames Member Posts: 50
    Having used the YouView Britbox app a few times now (having used the Panasonic & Chromecast versions before), we've not seen any issues. It isn't super fast navigating, but perfectly acceptable.
  • Adam_TAdam_T Member Posts: 61
    How will/does Britbox work with the Youview search because on other platforms the content cant even be browsed without a login?
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    Adam_T said:
    How will/does Britbox work with the Youview search because on other platforms the content cant even be browsed without a login?

    What a great question, so I performed a search for ASHES TO ASHES and 3 returns came back - the BBC iPlayer, the DRAMA channel and Netflix, but no Britbox. I am logged in. So I went into Britbox and performed a search. ASHES TO ASHES came up but when I tried to access it the app crashed.
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    We’ve just had the chance to do a back-to-back comparison between Britbox on YouView and a YouView recording of BBC4 HD, using episode 6 of Wolf Hall.

    Our impression is that Britbox gave nothing away on picture quality, in both the candlelit scenes and the bright daylight ones, but that the sound from the YouView recording was much better; full surround 5.1 where the Britbox sound was stereo at best. Or maybe there’s a Britbox setting I missed...

    But we had been disappointed with the PQ on White House Farm Murders; which we are now putting down to the source material.

    Britbox is still glitchy, and clicks and stalls, and there were no subtitles for Wolf Hall, so it still has some way to go, but the PQ comparison is very encouraging.

    A thing we don’t like, though, is that before a programme starts on Britbox, it puts up a whirly thing, but it doesn’t whirl. So we keep thinking it has got stuck. Either the whirly thing should whirl, or it shouldn’t look like a whirly thing, one or the other.
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 232
    I tried it when it first came out,
     I could have lived with most of the content being available elsewhere or the poor streaming experience but the fact you can't even download stuff from it was the final nail in the coffin. 

    Ignore this if you disagree. 
  • DJHB1980DJHB1980 Member Posts: 133
    sorry if already answered but will this come to Youview via a Sony Android TV anytime soon?
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    Not that I'm aware as the make isn't on the list so far. But who knows?
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    If it comes, it is likely to be a standalone app in the Google Android TV store, as not everyone uses YouView on these TVs, and the perception that YouView reserves certain apps to itself, however erroneous, is not a popular one.

    But if you want to watch it on your Sony Android TV, have a shufti at this:-
    https://www.britbox.co.uk/help
    particularly noting the reference to built-in Chromecast, as provided on these TVs.
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    edited 18 April 2020, 6:30PM
    If it comes yes it will be a standalone app. But who cares as it wouldn't matter? As if eventually its on there its on there.
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    @Roy - I find your new signature most disconcerting.
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    edited 18 April 2020, 7:02PM
    Visionman said:
    @Roy - I find your new signature most disconcerting.
    PM me with what you think it means, and if you are right, I will change it 😛

    All welcome!
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    edited 19 April 2020, 12:12AM
    PM sent. Personal opinions aside, I think any new player launch on YouView is welcome. 
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 15,648 ✭✭✭
    Visionman said:
    PM sent. Personal opinions aside, I think any new player launch on YouView is welcome. 
    Even weather services that didn’t seem to be able to get outside Canada?
    I have a low opinion of people who press the Disagree button instead of engaging in reasoned debate. 
    I have an even lower opinion of YouView’s continued policy of letting such people hide behind the cloak of anonymity.
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭
    Roy said:
    Visionman said:
    PM sent. Personal opinions aside, I think any new player launch on YouView is welcome. 
    Even weather services that didn’t seem to be able to get outside Canada?

    Err... that was a bad one. It was fun going through their pages and pages of T&C's though.  :D
    I disagree with the disagree as is, as its a joke.
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