It’s easy to understand why some people feel completely overwhelmed by the entertainment options at their disposal. I do, too! When Netflix and Xbox 360 paired up to stream Watch Instantly titles, I suddenly found myself awash in on-demand options. Is it amazing (and a much better experience than watching on my computer?) Absolutely. Do I feel like like I can’t prioritize my entertainment options? Totally! All these options are a blessing and a curse to someone who likes more than his fair share of movies. How do I know where to watch them?
Here’s what I’ve watched recently and where:
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Comcast On Demand)
- Man on Wire (Netflix Watch Instantly on Xbox 360)
- The Horse’s Mouth (Comcast DV‑R)
- Gomorrah (actual movie theater)
- Salvador (Netflix DVD)
I’m looking for someone to pull together all of the entertainment options I have so I can manage them from a central hub. I want to be able to prioritize my Netflix queue by knowing if something will be available on Turner Classic Movies or not. I want to be prompted to record or rent when I search IMDB.com. I know I’m not alone. Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their cable and Netflix subscriptions? Isn’t stuff like this at the heart of the semantic web?