Can I have One Media Playlist to Rule Them All?
January 20, 2012 4:01 PM Subscribe
I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch?
posted by marylynn to technology (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
So my new giant 47" LCD HDTV is awesome. I'm practically ready to plug my coffeemaker and hair dryer into it because I just realized how many things can be set up to run into it and display content of various kinds (I mean, I knew but I didn't KNOW). I've got cable TV from Comcast, an Apple TV, a Roku box and my netbook hooked up. I have Amazon Prime Instant Videos, plus I guess other video from Amazon for purchase. I have iTunes. I have HBO GO (though so far just on my iPad, which I think I can also hook up there), I have Hulu Plus and I could have Netflix back if I wanted.
It's just... having to go to each service to find out what TV shows and movies are available is kind of a buzzkill. I'm still watching non-stop reruns of L&O because I know there's always at least one on channel 16, 37 or 42, though now in HD so I guess there's that. There must be some site or service I can use where I tell it what I have access to and then what I want to watch and set up alerts and/or playlists for those things. For example, I kind of really want to watch Moneyball tonight. Is it on any of these services and, if so, which ones and for how much money? If it isn't on, can I tell it to alert me when it becomes available?
Even more bonus points if I could access it from the TV as a master playlist and use it to control my DVR for things on regular TV, etc.