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Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

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Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list


@Optimist wrote:

Another related thing we need for Showmax - total episodes info, please.

(See https://community.dstv.com/t5/Series/New-Shows/m-p/3743#M792 for the latest example reason.)


A bit off topic but we are still waiting for this on CU+ as well - even though we were promised it would be done many months - if not years - ago! Doesn't matter what the developers might say or think - this should be a VERY small change (already implemented on normal CU) resulting in something VERY helpful!

 

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Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list


@krugie wrote:

Indeed - as long as CU+ moves to the Showmax servers and not the other way around. Man LOL


Heheh, I should click the solution button on your post for that one Krugie :-D

 

Another related thing we need for Showmax - total episodes info, please.

(See https://community.dstv.com/t5/Series/New-Shows/m-p/3743#M792 for the latest example reason.)

BoxOffice

Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

Indeed - as long as CU+ moves to the Showmax servers and not the other way around. Man LOL

 

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receiver. Explora2 in bedroom, HDMI picture & audio to Samsung 32" UA32F5500 Smart LED TV. 100Mbps M-Web fibre (OpenServe).
Red Carpet

Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

Thanks for the info. That's really good news IMO - at least CU will surely benefit from the better SM (Showmax) service efforts and experience, and maybe it means we'll get MC Nic back!  :-D

BoxOffice

Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

There hasn't been any changes or enhancements to the Explora Showmax functionality for a very long time. I will not be surprised if it has all been shelved pending a future merge with CatchUp (or the future DSTV online-only offering) - especially given a new department was created a while ago (according to Thinus) with someone appointed to head Showmax as well as CatchUp.

 

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receiver. Explora2 in bedroom, HDMI picture & audio to Samsung 32" UA32F5500 Smart LED TV. 100Mbps M-Web fibre (OpenServe).
Red Carpet

Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list


@JeanP wrote:

...while we at it make the UI more stable and faster. Sometimes it's so very very slow


Unrelated to the thread subject. But I can tell you that business division sometimes pushes their agenda too fast (things like security), which leads to other functionality suffering. Hopefully less of it will happen again, and that repairs are well underway.

Red Carpet

Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

Another related factor - Explora Showmax (and other areas, like CU Series) really needs a proper attached search function app MC, that all-in-one-line "keyboard" search is far from practical - certainly doesn't help to find or get back to things quickly.

Even the "Onscreen Keyboard" would be better, but IMHO "Word Search" is best everywhere.

 

Back to the "Series You're Watching" list itself - another, quicker-to-develop way to help with this need for now could be to prioritise all that's ticked (when the ticks haven't got lost within a Showmax usage visit - another bug) - this would help when using the "Recently Added" 'Sort' Option, it could even be renamed to something like "Newly added/viewed".

However not sure if many ever find these tools.

BoxOffice

Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

YES PLEASE!!!   while we at it make the UI more stable and faster. Sometimes it's so very very slow

--Explora 1 & 2a--
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Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list

I don't use any of these things but it makes complete sense that ALL streaming type services have this feature.

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Re: Explora Showmax - "Series You're Watching" list


@Optimist wrote:


@Forumites - please would some of you add your support if you also want this.


Absolutely please!

 

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