They are not just streaming devices though. They are just
by minimalist - 1/22/11 2:12 PM
In Reply to: Well by Magishine
as much apps as the ones for Android, iOS. The fact that you can't watch DVD's on a Roku or Apple TV is inconsequential because no matter where you do your queue management,you'll always have to wait for the disc. That's true on your computer or your iphone or your connected TV. If I finish a movie and want to browse or search some more on my couch then that is where I should be able to do it. I don;t appreciate being told I've got to move to another device to access the hidden 90% of a service I'm already connected to.
The whole point of being everywhere on every platform is that it never matters where the customer is because there is always a way to accomplish whatever it is they need to get done. When one interface lets you do A,B and G, and another lets you do B, C, F and G and yet another lets you do A,E, F, and G you have produced a horribly fractured and confusing user experience. It's been this way on Netflix for quite some time too. The Playstation let you search but the Xbox didn't at first. Now Roku lets you search but not the whole streaming catalog while the iPad does let you search the whole catalog but won;'t let you add to your instant queue, etc.
If anything Netflix needs to be unifying ALL experiences not further complicating them by selectively removing features. Right now it feels like they have a bunch of development teams that aren't talking to one another.
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