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.