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July 20th, 2011

One Feature I’d Like to See in Streaming Services

Streaming is the thing right now. Netflix, MOG, Spotify… everyone’s doing it.

But there’s a key difference between these services and buying music or movies, and that’s the fact that sometimes titles can expire. This is really, really obvious on Netflix: movies and shows might just not be there. There are sites such as Instant Watcher which break out what’s expiring when, but this really needs to be a part of the core service.

Since it isn’t, it mostly feels like a wild goose chase to figure out what happened. I admit that I haven’t seen this occur on MOG or Spotify yet, but I’d be impressed if their licensing was completely open-ended.

Posted in Consumer Commentary, Technology, Television, Movies, and Music

Ryan July 20, 2011, 11:20 am

Likewise, a “coming soon” would be great, for both upcoming new albums and catalog titles they’re in the process of acquiring.

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