It's not there for the same reason why bars don't have clocks. Time is the fun killer.
I guess TV channels and their stupid schedules has had it all backwards all these years :)
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.
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 :)
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...
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 :)
Just use Plex, with Plex Home Theater, they've integrated that a while ago, and I find it pretty useful.
I guess I gots to get with the jailbreaks — you still need to do that, right?
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.
I like that the addition helps you avoid doing addition.
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?
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 :/
" without reaching for a second device :/"
Time to get an apple watch :)
Showing the clock and end time would be brilliant. Two other things I’d love added to Apple TV:
- Play all (anyone who has kids knows how important this is!).
- A rework of the
Start from beginning/
Resume playbackUI. I’d love it if Apple TV always played from the beginning, but showed a message that said
Press OK to resume playback positionor 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.
Agree — and it really seem like low-hanging fruit for them.
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.
I like this Petter. I like this a lot.
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?
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.