Originally Posted by gsr
If not having an app that exists when you buy the player is unacceptable, then don't buy the player and buy another product that has the apps you want. If a new app comes along AFTER you buy the player, Oppo has made no promises to add new apps, so I don't see how that can possibly be unacceptable. None of us knows for sure why Tidal hasn't been (and possibly won't be) added, but if Tidal won't work with Oppo (just as an example - we do know this is why Oppo doesn't have an Amazon app) then there's nothing Oppo can do.
Adding an app may be (relatively) simple from a technology point of view, but these things require licensing agreements and getting 2 companies to work together, which often are not so simple.
Originally Posted by LairdWilliams
Not to mention that in some cases the decision about whether or not to support the app on the Oppo does not rest solely with Oppo. Most of the time, it is the content provider who writes the app and often it is the content provider who decides whether it is worth the trouble to adapt the app to a given platform. Finally, we have no visibility into what, if any, other licensing fees or other weirdness is involved.
Net: taking a dump on Oppo or any other manufacturer for not supporting a given content provider is incredibly naive.
You can calm down guys, I was being flippant because I was in a bad mood dealing with JRivers.
I assure you guys, I understand about licenses and strategic alliances. My naivete is full blow at times but not here.
I love Oppo, and my 105. I have posted previous and with passion, it is my fav piece of equipment ever. The company impresses the heck out of me too.
BTW, I was really addressing Tidal not Oppo.
Seems to me the onus is on them to make their product easily accessed. I don't have Tidal for just this reason.