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Channel Surfer For Video Surfing

Old habits die hard
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As more and more of us cut the cord, use Alexa, Roku, Netflix, Samsung etc to discover video content, we're introduced to beautiful online catalogs with still and moving previews and a wealth of search options, often even with voice.

Oi. Can I just have a way to surf through all the possibilities in a continuous cycle? This way is actually pretty annoying for someone who is used to surf through 55 channels and nothing on.

theircompetitor, Apr 22 2019


       Isn't RSS is what's meant to integrate various streams of posts.. video or not.
Mindey, Apr 23 2019

       With RSS you generally still read one whole post (or as much of it as you're ever going to) before going on to the next one. I think what's wanted is more like opening a bunch of YouTube videos in tabs, starting them all playing, and then switching between tabs while they play (but with the browser configured to mute all tabs except the currently active one).
notexactly, Apr 23 2019

       to be clear, we're not really talking about surfing on a computer.   

       I'm talking about lacking a channel surfing experience on one of the new TVs that are driven not by a cable remote, but by a "smart" remote that's integrated into Roku, Amazon, Samsung, Netflix etc. They tend to be catalog exploration remotes, but don't have a surfing feature
theircompetitor, Apr 23 2019

       Yes, but I think the method I suggested would have a similar experience, and clarifying that was all I suggested it for.
notexactly, Apr 23 2019

       // surf through 55 channels and nothing on. //   

       Put some clothes on, or even just wear a towel ... we dob't want any more information about your personal lifestyle choices.
8th of 7, Apr 23 2019

       A truly programmable and learning universal remote might be go if one can be found. One could be built.
wjt, Apr 25 2019


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