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Why does anyone like this????
on December 4, 2014
WHAT is all the hype about?! This is terrible!!
Yes, it streams all the channels I could want it to stream. But I DON'T EVEN WANT TO USE IT. It's terrible. It's very, VERY slow. I have patience, but when it takes more than 60 seconds for a system to open a program I'm unimpressed. I'll give you a breakdown:
Glitchy (If I try to broadcast from youtube on my tablet or phone, it will take incredibly long [5+ minutes], sometimes won't even show the video but will just open youtube's homepage, and regardless of whether or not it works, it will continue to decide on its own to reopen youtube at random for the rest of the night, sometimes reopening the video and sometimes just the homepage. It'll happen a few times an hour unless I UNPLUG IT [BECAUSE IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE AN OFF SWITCH])
No continuous play on Netflix
Its servers (Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Prime etc) have the interface of a website from the 1990s
Why does everyone like this? If I had gotten this in 2000 I'd think it was cool, but unattractive and annoying as hell. These days this is just unacceptable.
Pros: It's pretty cute itself, and I love the remote. It's very soft and smooth to the touch and is easily navigable, no unnecessary or questionable buttons. No power switch and is not capable of hooking up to the tv in any way. It has 4 quick-access buttons for MGO, Amazon Prime, Netflix and Blockbuster (really?). Typing in sign-in information in every program is super annoying with a keyboard layout on the screen, leaving you forced to navigate with the four up down left right buttons.
I ordered Chromecast the night we got this thing. No interface is better than hideous interface.
I will never recommend this.... maybe to someone I hate and want to waste $30.