Originally Posted by pawdog
I hear people say that but what's so hard and switching app? One routinely change apps to get to other services. What's the difference here. And with YTTV and Philo the differences in the kinds of programming are really night and say.
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Normally, a person as well as myself, would switch apps for a specific purpose. i.e. Watch DirectvNow, or Hulu TV, or YTTV, or Playstation vue, or slingtv, etc. SPECIFICALLY to watch "TV'. Which MANY times, means "Channel SURFING". Meaning, you don't know what's on, but you're looking for something to catch your interests.
You switch to the Netflix, or Prime, or HBO, etc. app SPECIFICALLY to watch a particular show/movie/etc. These apps I, and many people don't go to, to "SURF". I'm in the mood for something and don't know what........ No, that's not why I, and many others go there. We have a specific series or movie in mind. TV is totally different.
BUT.... because ONLY DirectvNow HAD all of the channels pretty much available, it was the only service you could get away with just ONE service. For those who didn't use DirectvNow, their choice was to COMPROMISE the channels they got; OR add a 2nd service like Philo to the list to get the channels they were missing. That is where CONTINUALLY switching apps come in. For MANY people, they spend the majority of their time "Watching TV". They go to the OTHER apps for the occasions when they want to watch something specific. But for the majority of the time, having to continually bounce back and forth between 2 apps to WATCH TV can be a PITA.