Originally Posted by snidely
Scheduled next week.
Don't become like cable and force people to buy bundles. (Now they have one big bundle and raised cost from $35 to $50 when they added unwanted channels more than a year ago.)
I wasn't happy about the big price jump and addition of the Discovery channels I didn't want (which happened in April 2019, btw, not more than a year ago), but I understand YTTV trying to have a broader appeal to nonsports watchers (families).
To me Sling is more like cable in terms of "forcing you to buy bundles," because to get one must-watch channel, you have to pay for a $5 or $10 add-on bundle (like my last cable company did). I prefer how YTTV includes everything (except premium channels and services) in the base package.
Don't force us to pay for ESPN. Included in bundle. We never watched Disney even when kids were home.
I'm sure the price YTTV pays Disney for its channels takes into account the entire suite of Disney-owned channels. If ESPN or Disney is removed from the equation, prices to carry the other channels may go up.
If you don't like ESPN or Disney, why don't you sign up for FuboTV? Or Sling Blue?
According to reports, improvements are on the way. The PC browser guide has already been upgraded.
Ability to delete recordings.
You can remove from your library anything you want, just not individual episodes of shows. With unlimited space I personally don't see what the need is. To me, it's like Netflix where you can't delete from shows in your queue individual seasons or episodes. If it's simply a matter of the episodes/seasons not being well organised, that's a different issue.
If I were contacted to give feedback, here are my biggest pet peeves with YTTV:
Lack of 5.1 audio for live TV and on demand content on most devices.
No single-press button to return to live TV from wherever you are in the menus.
Forced VOD with commercials for recordings of CBS and CW shows.
Pushing on demand content in "Top Picks for You" row of the home menu. When I first signed up, that row mainly contained live channels I currently watched with suggestions for similar channels. As such, it used to be the best way for me to quickly see what live sports events were currently on, based on my viewing habits.
Full suite of voice controls for any device capable of receiving voice commands via remote (i.e., don't force me to set up a Google Home Hub or Alexa).
Ability to manually organize your library (at least certain categories like "Shows," "Movies" etc.)