Blah, blah, blah... enough words. Show me some pictures.
FIANLLY! I've been trying to wrap this series up for awhile, but you know how it is... work and life get in the way. But here we are at the conclusion where I reveal what the future of "finding something to watch" looks like.
In the past 2 posts, I've done some complaining about the woeful state of the television experience. Then I switched gears and tried to paint a rosier picture of what it could be someday. But words are just words... what does it really look like? How is it different from what's out there now?
So I fired up the old Photoshop to put together something that I feel changes the way we could interact with our televisions. I call it Grid++, the evolution of the "TV grid" we've all seen onscreen and in print.
Plenty. It was made for 200+ channels. It is ready for you to customize as little or as much as you want to. It's ready to show you everything you want, and nothing you don't. In short, it's built for a new generation of content consumers that want to put the "control" back into "remote control" when it comes to their TV.
But instead of just talking about, check out exactly what the experience can feel like. And how it's different from the way cable and satellite providers think you look for something to watch:
I don't really know what the future or television entertainment looks like. All I know is that while everything else in the world has benefited from leaps in technology, the TV that I turn on every day doesn't look appreciably different than it did when I was a kid. I hope that changes in the future. I hope that really clever people get together and launch a revolution that shifts the way we consume entertainment. In the same why the iPhone, Nest and Wii shook up their industries.
The ball's in your court, TV. Don't disappoint us.