10-25-2020 04:53 PM - edited 10-25-2020 05:05 PM
The recent update that restored chaptering and picture-in-picture is a step in the right direction (actually just back toward original functionality), but the pop-up info bar that appears any time you skip forward/backward is driving me crazy! I know what show I'm watching. At the very least, please, please, please add a setting that lets us control the duration of this abomination (including a setting of 0 sec), like the "Channel Info Bar Timeout".
10-25-2020 05:11 PM
Found a movie in the guide that had already started. Pressed INFO button to see more airings. Scrolled future airings to an airing on Nov 1st. Program information is clearly displayed in the airing Tab. Pressed INFO button again. Received a Message saying "Program Information not available" (top left) and "loading" (top right)- even though program information is clearly visible in that airing spot. Screen continues loading for a full 3 - 4 minutes than comes back with a message saying program information not available, would you like to record this event for 1 hour or 2 hours.
I read in an earlier post that a revision is coming out at the end of the month. In the beginning, I thought this version might be salvageable. There are times when you can fix a failed release. This is not one of those times. This update is so badly broken, in so many places, it really should be rolled back.
Some thoughts regarding future "enhancements". Incorporate demographically representative customer surveys, focus groups, etc., to vet proposed changes, especially when REMOVING functionality. If you are not already doing it, figure out how to Beta test changes with real customers that represent the correct demographic distribution of the full customer base. Age and eyesight matter A LOT here.
I agree, commands are slow, the color coding was a useful user experience, the info bar is too large and stays up too long. And, I hate the new “Last” button, I want to go quickly to the last channel without options or another click (OK) of a button.
DID YOU DO ANY UX RESEARCH BEFORE LAUNCHING THIS CRAPPY INTERFACE?..
10-25-2020 07:18 PM
I can't see any change based on the screen shot provided. Why not ditch the inane all black bars and return to some that everyone can quickly scan? Does this change speed up the horribly slow response time? I agree that these changes were made by kids with no human factors training. To say I hate it is an understatement. Why doesn't some VP at Verizon provide their phone number for personally delivered- answer: no one at Verizon cares. Time to ditch Fios TV.
This update is HORRIBLE!!!! Changing the channel now becomes unbelievably frustrating because 90% of the time the channel selection from the remote drops at least 1 number of not more. The "last" function is now also a huge pain because it doesn't just go to the last channel but brings up a whole banner of channels which no one needs.
I thought updates were supposed is improve customers' experience not increase frustration. Really considering going completely with the Fire stick. It cheaper and much more responsive.
Bad move Verizon!