Cordkillers 104 - Selling Dish Soap
Too much TV! Netflix and NBC have a ratings spat. VLC is not just for breaking the law.
CordKillers: 104 - Selling Dish Soap
Recorded: January 18 2016
- Why The 'Golden Age of TV' Has Some People Worried
- FX Networks Chief Worried About Deep-Pocketed Competitors
- What was the TV channel?
- The CW network might get its own streaming service
- Netflix orders the first scripted comedy by a YouTube star
- Netflix says it will do more to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions
- Netflix Is No Threat to TV, NBCUniversal Exec Says
- Netflix says NBC's streaming figure claim 'doesn't reflect any sense of reality'
- Neil Patrick Harris Is About To Get Really Unfortunate On Netflix
- Simpsons' creator Matt Groening is in talks with Netflix
- Netflix new episodes
- Netflix Isn't Made for the US Anymore—It's for the Whole World
- ‘Tallulah’: Netflix Buys Ellen Page, Allison Janney Movie
- The Potential Problems And Profits For Netflix In Africa
- VLC Arrives On Apple TV With Support For Casting, Playback Of Local And Network Files
-VLC app is now available for Apple TV
- Can play Windows Shares, UPnP, FTP, and Plex servers
- Can cast from a browser page by dragging files into the page
- Can also paste url for direct streams
- Also supports chapter navigation, multiple audio and subtitle tracks, and custom playback speed.
- Integrates w/ OpenSubtitles.org
- Can pull lyrics and album art from hatchet.is
- UPCOMING: Dropbox, Box and OneDrive integration
- 'SNL' alums launch comedy site for Latinos
- Lorne Michaels, Fred Armisen and Horatio Sanz are launching a Latin America-focused comedy studio called Más Mejor. The hope is to discover new stars. Oscar Nuñez and Carlos Alazraqui are already on board.
- Soon you’ll be able to use your Chromecast without a browser extension
- A new feature in beta builds of Chrome adds a ‘Cast’ option when you right click on any page. No need to use the ChromeCast extension.
- Hulu Exec: ‘We Are Spending A Lot of Time on Virtual Reality’
- Hulu will unveil apps for VR headsets as well as some VR content this spring. Hulu’s head of experience Ben Smith told Variety they’re spending a lot of time on VR. Hulu has shot some VR content along with its originals.
- Meet Cast, the app that lets you watch Netflix with friends even if they're in another country
- A new set-top box called Cast from Genii lets you stream what you’re watching on TV to friends and family. There’s a chat function too where you can estimate how long it will take for the service to be shut down by a legal injunction! It will cost $99 later this year.
- PewDiePie, the World’s Biggest Internet Star, Is Getting His Own Web Video Network
- Disney-owned Maker Studios is launching a network centered around PewDiePie, called Revelmode. PewDiePie himself said it’s “me and a bunch of really awesome YouTubers, coming together, as a group, to do really awesome things.”
- You Can Now Watch The Entire Pilot For The Magicians Online
- Amazon's next original movie is a Jim Jarmusch film starring Adam Driver
- Amazon’s next theater-released movie will be called Paterson, Directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver. It’s about a bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, New Jersey. His routine life is compared to his wife’s constantly changing goals, in a narrative that takes place over the course of a week.
- Brian: Master of None (6-10), The Expanse (2-5), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (season 9)
- Tom: Part Timers (ep. 1), Justified (101), Clone Wars, The Expanse, The Magicians
- On the Lookout: Hannibal
Dispatches from the Front
Hello Tom & Brian,
I noticed on my PS3 that the latest Netflix interface will start autoplaying a title when you have selected it and are on the screen that has the options menu for the different things you can do with that title. (Resume, Start Over, Episodes, Rate, etc.) Also, Ridiculous Six was the main featured title that was there when I opened the PS3 app. So it would fairly often auto-start behind the menu.
So when heard that Ridiculous Six was the most viewed original I got very skeptical that it was due to it autoplaying and not due to people actually watching it.
What do you think? Is that possible or do we know they are only counting full views?
Keep killing the cords,
On "Cordkillers 103 - A Lot of Paperwork" you asked how I use Sling TV. Its primary use is to watch HBO shows and The Walking Dead live and on demand. Its secondary use is as a set-it-and-forget-it service where I'll pop on HGTV for a Sunday morning and then zone into other devices or move around the house. When there are games of interest I will watch NCAA football live on ESPN. In my house Hulu is king, with Google Play second, Sling third, and Netflix dead last.
Gentlemen, a couple of shows ago, Fraser Cain was on and recommended an English comedy called the "Detectorists". My wife and I watched the 6 episodes and it was great. Please give it a watch, if you enjoy British humor, I don't think you will be disappointed, thanks.
I wish there was an app for my Roku, or for inside Plex, or any other damn place, that would keep track of my personal library. I buy movies on Amazon, Google, on DVD to rip for Plex, etc.
And then when I want to watch one I can't find the damn things. Worse, my kids will rent things I already own (perhaps karma at work paying me back for my torrenting days) because there's not an easy way to find it all together. I've checked, Roku's search doesn't turn up the things I already own on these services.
Is there such an app? Or maybe one of your listeners would like to create one?
- Rob from Damascus, MD