03-02-2012 07:23 AM
i agree that music interface isn't very lovely. but i am very happy for the feature to select all tracks of one genre now. that was the most missed feature to me so far. what i miss a little bit right now is an acceptable display of the album cover of the current played track, maybe in the top tab "now playing" or in the play list. many of the themers easily could do it or have ideas for that.
there are some services i'd really miss if they were gone. vimeo, youtube, deezer, flickr and one or two others. what i really do not need and never be able to use are the us-pay-services and i want to be able to delete them from my screen.
03-02-2012 08:28 AM
I would like to see a better playlist function and support for flac files playlist, but WD doesn't really care about the music player feature, they think users use the online services to listen to music so probably we won't see great improvement of the music player in next firmware as for every firmware they released.
03-02-2012 08:32 AM
Stop calling them Apps....you can delete Apps. :-)
WD, that summed it up in a way I had in thought of. It made me think of something more like an iPhone where WD focused totaly on the local media side of the box handling the issues we all have with theming etc, and then used an open / published or even purchased for that matter API, where other companies worked on actual apps where you the end user could choose to install or purchase. Have them all go to the services section or some additional area for your chosen added apps.
I am sure their are all sorts of technical and financial reasons not to do this but it would be great. I would add in the 4 apps I like and use. People could add stuff to try it out, and then remove if you didn't care for it ala iPhone model (which is clearly successful). You would add nothing, I would still end up with Pandora etc, WD would focus on the box, and everyone wins.
Ahh, to dream
03-02-2012 10:23 AM
03-02-2012 10:40 AM
ok, now I am doubting myself... not about the favorites, but which arrow to use to get to it.
i am not sure if it's the up arrow or the down arrow...
try down first.
sorry ... doing this from memory,
03-02-2012 10:44 AM - edited 03-02-2012 10:53 AM
03-02-2012 10:57 AM
Going back to what to what wdtvhub said, most of the stuff installed is directed at the US market. apple do this too, On the apple tv 2. I was given this to test / review, and they never asked for it back.
its been jailbroken, and has xmbc and atv black installed. most of it is directed at the us market. ive had it a year, and i think its only been switched on twice in that time, once when i tested it, and the 2nd when i had a power cut, and it switched itself on when the power come back.
on it i can hide the unwanted items, i mean i would rather paint my mrs toe nails than watch baseball. it would be a good idea that on the hub these addons could be removed or at least hidden.. well it would be even nicer if they actually all worked., But as its a device that has been released internationally, maybe have firmwares for each region. Or even better still. bring out two versions. one with and one without.