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Now TV User Interface goes from Bad to Worse

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I really don’t know what the developers for the interface are doing these days or who is instructing them. The whole experience was not a particularly pleasant one before - with a still separate pop-up window player which has very poor connectivity and continuity with the main video library. You are kind of OK if you just want to watch the next episode in the series, but totally stranded if you wan’t to switch to something else.


The arbitrary problem with video ...

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Now TV Lagging Far Behind for User Experience

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I use 8 different streaming services fairly regularly - Amazon Prime Video / Fire TV, Apple TV, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4 All 4, ITV Hub, Netflix, Now TV, and YouTube of course!


I use the various mobile and TV apps, widgets and boxes, but since I spend most of the time working or organising on my Desktop, this is the primary access point / device for most of those services.


My browser of choice is Chrome, followed by Firefox; I will then use Safari at a push, but am loathe to go ...

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Staggered releases deliver ever diminishing returns

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Staggered releasing is back in the news again following Taylor Swift’s decision to withhold the second promo track from her new ’1989’ album from UK fans only. The single ’Out of the Woods’ was made available for individual download on iTunes, unless of course you happened to live in the UK. As a UK citizen, the only way to get hold of said track was then to pre-order the whole new album.


Taylor Swift then added insult to injury by claiming that this was ...

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