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CES 2016: Focusing on the tech that drives content

Jennifer Marlo
CES 2016: Focusing on the tech that drives content Jennifer Marlo
Content delivery systems were a major part of the 2016 consumer electronics show. During the keynote speech on Wednesday, Netflix founder Reed Hastings announced that the service is now available in 130 countries around the world. Of course, with news like that it’s understandable why companies would race to get in on the action.

That being said, despite the impressive technologies out there, we just haven’t gotten it quite right yet. For Netflix, tech is the issue – the program often freezes and delivers poor recommendations.

And while smart TVs are getting smarter, they’re still not smart enough. Samsung’s new smart TV features the ability to recognize add-on boxes such as the Xbox. My question is, when will a company create a complete home entertainment system where everything is already built in? Isn’t that the logical next step?

Sling TV – which has been around for a couple of years -- is a live streaming service that recommends TV programs based on an individual’s viewing habits. The big unveiling this year is that the service has an updated interface and the new “MyTv” feature highlights favorite shows and points out programming that was started and not finished. Conceptually speaking, this isn’t exactly mind blowing. But it certainly is an improvement.
Jennifer Marlo

Jennifer received her BFA from UC Santa Barbara and MFA from CALARTS in 2006. Post graduation, Jennifer segued into freelance writing, focusing on various topics such as arts, entertainment, travel, and tourism. Jennifer is a native Los Angelean...

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