Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by ShooterMcGavin, Jan 8, 2013.
The future is pretty awesome.
Is it though?. I'm underwhelmed by their streaming library.
I know people hate Netflix, but I enjoy the service. Even if I use the physical DVDs more than the streaming service, but that's because a) the options are greater and b) it's easier to consider a physical disc. But if you're looking to get into a TV show, Netflix is probably better for that than movies. Though I am still disappointed Adult Swim shows aren't on Netflix streaming. I know it's not Netflix's fault, but there are so many of those shows I want to get into but don't want to download. Unless I'm going on a downloading tear. (Go Team Venture!)
However, its Android application really sucks. Most companies simplify the home page when you're using their service on a mobile device. Not Netflix.
I enjoy it as well. Definitely better than Amazon Video. I always have trouble streaming Netflix on my Bravia TV...but the PS3 app runs smooth.
I wish their Instant Queue feature was a little better though. It'd be awesome if I can group things and not just have one big long list of content that I have to cumbersomely sift through.
I really like it for the PS3, but not as much for Apple TV. the difference is very minor, but still annoying.
When I am watching a tv show on PS3, when that episode is in the closing credits, it shrinks the screen and gives you an option to go right to the next. If you do nothing, it will auto play after 30 sec or so.
On Apple TV, I have to back out to the menu. Depending on how far into the closing credits, sometimes the next episode is highlighted, sometimes it isn't. So, I have to read the screen before moving on.
It's very minor, and I usually watch through Apple TV, but that one change would be great.
I love watching it streaming though. I do need to move my router because I do get some buffering through wifi and will be better to have it hardwired
I would like a random feature. Whether streaming or through disc, I would like some way to be surprised at what's coming next. Of course you can put some movies to the front of the queue, but if you don't care, it would be fun to see something that you completely forgot you added several months ago appear in your mailbox.
Always better to have a direct ethernet connection.
The Apple Netflix app was probably the same as my Boxee box. Same kind of setup. It's weird though. I have a Sony PS3, Sony Bravia internet TV, and a Sony network player for the kids TV...and the Netflix apps are all different for each of the Sony devices. The Bravia, which is an ethernet connection, constantly buffers and the menu is hard to navigate and I don't get that menu at the credits. The Sony player has a different layout, and doesn't buffer even on wi-fi...while the PS3 has been flawless for me and it has the option to switch to Netflix Kids or the standard Netflix.
It's worth the $8/mo to stream...at least for me. It's how I got into Breaking Bad and the Walking Dead...and even watched the entire Prison Break series.
Yeah, I think I might be moving it tonight. Just watched a few episodes of old TV shows and it was buffering every 10 min or so. Gotta get that fixed before hockey season starts.
Netflix on a Bluray player was good.
Netflix on the Roku XS that I bought myself for Christmas, even better. Yeah subtitles and quicker load times!
$19.00 for one disc time and unlimited streaming, what's not to appreciate.
My TV came with a Netflix app back in late 2010. It's has an ethernet wire to in the back so there's never any buffering issues. The problem I have is it's not a new app and as such, it only has what's on my queue. There's no search function. I have to add things to my instant queue then restart the app on the TV. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but I wish there was a way to update the app. I also have a PS3 but never tried Netflix through it. Just easier to hit one button than turn on the PS3 and switch inputs, etc.
However, I did have NHL Gamecenter via the PS3 last year and rarely had buffering issues wirelessly. The PS3 is right next to my router.
I use Netflix's streaming service pretty regularly.
I can't wait to see the selection Redbox's service will have in comparison when it is released. Same $8 plus 4 disks from kiosks per month.
Is there a way to update your tvs firmware?
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That's what I was hoping someone here could tell me. I have no idea how.
There is usually an option somewhere in your tvs settings.
If not, Google your tvs model name + firmware update.
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