Originally Posted by zoetmb
They haven't done a terrible job - they've done NO job, since AFAIK
, they've NEVER updated the apps and there hasn't been an update for the TV at all in several years, right? Since they only use Android on their newer sets (which I personally was disappointed by), they probably shut down the team that did the proprietary interface and app development.
I never tried using Netflix directly from the TV. I use it from my OPPO Blu-ray player, which has a much better interface. But the OPPO has limitations as well in terms of the variety of streaming apps that it supports.
Someone still needs to pull all the streaming apps together. I thought Apple might have done that, but they don't seem much better than any other solution so far. While I don't personally use any Amazon streaming, obviously millions of people do and it doesn't make sense that it's not available as a streaming app on various non-Amazon devices.
PCs and video game consoles offer the best in terms of streaming apps in my opinion. Of course PCs have basically no limits and can even be configured to stream stuff from outside your region.
I use a Win 10 PC on my 929 for Netflix, but it is also my primary PC monitor.
In the family room on the Samsung, we have a PS4 and an Xbox One. Both offer great streaming options and Netflix is great on both. These also see regular updates to the app since the install base for the consoles is very large.
I'm in Canada, so we don't have as many streaming options as the U.S., but I'd imagine all the major streaming sites are supported on at least the PS4. I prefer the Xbox One because of the ability to integrate the cable box in to it, but if you don't have a cable box and are streaming only, then the PS4 is the superior gaming machine.
The PS4 offers fantastic bluray playback, but the new Xbox One-S has a 4K bluray player which is compatible with all bluray discs and you can playback 4K discs on a 1080p TV. You obviously don't get the resolution increase, but on the 929 I think the colours are better from the 4K discs. Also, you can now start buying 4K discs for that future 4K TV set.
Note that the Xbox One is fully compatible with Harmony remote systems. The PS4 is not fully compatible with Harmony remotes but they sell a PS4 specific remote from Sony.