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msilbey
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msilbey,
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12/30/2013 | 12:01:26 PM
Re: YouTube/PS3 Integration
And if you don't have a game console, you can get a $35 Chromecast and do the same thing. It's phenomenally simple, and you can control everything from your phone or laptop. There are going to be a lot more of these HDMI adapters coming out in 2014. 
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brookseven,
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12/30/2013 | 11:44:31 AM
YouTube/PS3 Integration
So with most TV shows on hiatus until after the New Years my son and I were bored Saturday night with the offerings.  He was going to put up some YouTube videos on the TV via our PS/3.

He initially went to the web and I said, "Hey isn't there a YouTube App?"  And the answer was, well yes there was.  We played around with it and frankly it sucked.  Hard to search/few selections on the screen/slow scrolling.  Well, we went back to the web interface and watched a few things.  I then went to bed.

The next day, I found my son was back to the YouTube App.  I wondered what had changed and what he was able to do was pair the PS/3 YouTube App with his Smartphone (in his case an S4).  He could search and select the videos with his phone and then show them on the large screen TV.  It was really, really good.  As he said, "If I have this, why do I care about the Xbox One Integration".

The pairing is pretty simple and can be done via either a web interface or a QR code scan.  I have no idea if you can do it with an Xbox, but I really think those that are interested in TV UIs should take a look at it.

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DOShea,
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12/30/2013 | 11:25:24 AM
Recommendations engines
Is this bad news for the recommendation engine players? There seem to be so many of them.
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ocean41,
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12/10/2013 | 10:07:05 AM
Technical Analysis
You are absolutely right. They are doing a terrible job keeping the customers satisfied. And for the choice of selecting one between search option and suggestions remains unchallenged for search option. People definitely want to watch according to their taste than others'. So should keep in mind this thing also. As for the article, thanks a lot for sharing.

 

 
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KBode,
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10/21/2013 | 10:48:49 AM
Have seen improvement, though...
We've definitely seen some significant improvement on this front, though. Verizon's latest GUI overhaul for FiOS TV is the first time I can remember that customers actually got excited about a set top update. Comcast also appears to be making some nice strides based on the response to that recently leaked unofficial preview to the X2 software update. Granted for every Verizon or Comcast there's probably a dozen smaller cable companies who haven't updated their guide seriously anytime in the last decade. :)


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