19 comments

  • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, over 4 years ago

    It's not there for the same reason why bars don't have clocks. Time is the fun killer.

    6 points
    • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

      I guess TV channels and their stupid schedules has had it all backwards all these years :)

      0 points
      • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, over 4 years ago

        Not sure if joking, but I'll bite: because they're actually on a schedule? It is not in Netflix's or Apple's interest to make you second guess that next episode because it's "getting late" or whatever.

        If that makes sense. You seem like a really organized person.

        2 points
        • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

          Oh, let's decide on half-joking for arguments sake!

          For me to claim to know anything about Netflix's or Apple's intents in this from a business model perspective would of course be a bit silly. I can only guess that it would be similar to the music industry where more plays means more cash out to distributors, so I'm not fully convinced that growth hacking by this type watch baiting is in their absolute interest. Customer satisfaction however probably is. In this case they would — albeit only for one customer, namely myself — give service excellence by providing a nice product experience rather than dark patterning.

          Let it be clear though; I did this for my own sanity. It's not like I'm expecting them to do the amendment, nor that everyone will like it.

          Since I became a dad, being time aware — or let's call it it organized — has grown to be one of my new features :)

          0 points
      • Samantha S, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

        You critique an 'on demand' entertainment streaming interface that inherently runs without a set schedule so you can't really raise this point in response...

        0 points
        • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

          My point — even though admittedly half-joking — was that people aren't that unfamiliar to knowing when something we commit our time to actually starts and ends. Linear TV, movie going, traveling; we seem to be at least a bit attached to the idea :)

          0 points
  • Matthew ClarksonMatthew Clarkson, over 4 years ago

    Just use Plex, with Plex Home Theater, they've integrated that a while ago, and I find it pretty useful.

    1 point
    • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

      I guess I gots to get with the jailbreaks — you still need to do that, right?

      0 points
      • Matthew ClarksonMatthew Clarkson, over 4 years ago

        Nope, no jailbreaks required. https://plex.tv/

        Although, I think this specific time calling feature may only be a part of Plex Home Theater, the app you'd have running on a Mac Mini/PC connected to your TV. I don't think the Android/iOS versions can do this, yet. You could also check out there Roku or Smart TV apps, they might do this as well.

        0 points
  • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, over 4 years ago

    I like that the addition helps you avoid doing addition.

    0 points
  • Brian A.Brian A., over 4 years ago

    Kinda cool, but how often do you watch a movie and need to know EXACTLY what time it'll be over? Can't you just look at the running time and ballpark it?

    0 points
    • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

      Well, that is kind of my dilemma. The timeline doesn't show how much time is left (just current time and total length). When those point to 00:48:47 and 2:13:00 my brain simply gives up.

      Either way, if I do ballpark it — I still don't know what the actual time is without reaching for a second device :/

      2 points
      • Samantha S, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

        " without reaching for a second device :/"

        Time to get an apple watch :)

        1 point
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 4 years ago

    Showing the clock and end time would be brilliant. Two other things I’d love added to Apple TV:

    1. Play all (anyone who has kids knows how important this is!).
    2. A rework of the Start from beginning / Resume playback UI. I’d love it if Apple TV always played from the beginning, but showed a message that said Press OK to resume playback position or similar. That way it’d do the right thing a lot of the time, but also seamlessly allow for the alternative.

    As much as I love my Apple TV, there’s plenty of room for improvement.

    0 points
    • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

      Thanks Marc!

      1. Agree — and it really seem like low-hanging fruit for them.

      2. Oh yes, yes, yes! On the same note, what I first wanted to write about was more of a rant piece on how most (but certainly not all) streaming services around us today are so bad at continuity. I'm hoping more would jump on the Netflix bandwagon and save me from bloating my Desktop and Photo roll with screen grabs to keep track of where I stopped watching/listening/reading.

      0 points
  • Daniel FeldtDaniel Feldt, over 4 years ago

    I like this Petter. I like this a lot.

    0 points
    • Petter Silfver, over 4 years ago

      Thanks Daniel!

      I have meant to ask you on Twitter, but now that I have the chance I might as well do it here. What software have you been using to create the Gunnar and Knut typeface? Is it Glyphs?

      0 points
      • Daniel FeldtDaniel Feldt, over 4 years ago

        It's illustrator and glyphs. I probably could (and should) draw everything in glyphs but I'm faster and more confident in illustrator. I just copy + paste the paths.

        0 points