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U-VERSE Whats trending

Showed up in the menu this morning what is it. When I click on it  It just spins and nothing happens

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ACE - Professor

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shoe wrote:

Showed up in the menu this morning what is it. When I click on it  It just spins and nothing happens


Can you further explain?

 


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Mentor

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It shows what's on 8 different channels and 2 U-verse movies.  They seem to be rather random, including major network channels and three I don't watch.  The three that I don't watch are a Nickelodeon channel, a Disney channel, and a Spanish language channel.

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ACE - Master

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dwinth wrote:

shoe wrote:

Showed up in the menu this morning what is it. When I click on it  It just spins and nothing happens


Can you further explain?

 


Sounds like a new TV feature via the "Menu" button.

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ACE - Expert

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u-verse what's trending is a useless junk app awarded second position on the main menu.
It adds another speed bump on the way to the favorites guide. Another wasted click.
There are no declopment resources available to fix the ENTER button that has been broken for 18 months, but there are resources to put more roadblocks in the way for access via the main menu.
Please make the ENTER button fix or move Favorites guide selection to the top of the main menu (where it should have been from the start) or, better yet, do both.
The addition of the U-verse whats trending app is another example of the lack of any usability analysis.

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I interpret "what's trending" to mean "what's popular" and I couldn't care less.  I noticed it for the first time today and opened it, but none of the "suggestions" interested me in the least.  So I can't imagine a reason to use it again, and like aviewer says, it is just one more obstacle to get to more useful items.  While I don't really use Favorites much, I would suggest getting rid of the what's trending feature altogether simply because it has no apparent usefulness--at least not to me.

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Message 6 of 20
Scholar

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I agree.

 

It bothers me how stuff like this shows up when I still have to press 10 buttons to get closed captions, when "More Showtimes" has been broken for years and when the on-demand functionality is too slow and too clunky to be useful. More features are better than less features, except this is no doubt a zero sum game - while developers are working on "Trending", they are ignoring other stuff.

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Professor

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Do you have to have Uverse internet for this to work?

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ACE - Master

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aviewer wrote:

u-verse what's trending is a useless junk app awarded second position on the main menu.
It adds another speed bump on the way to the favorites guide. Another wasted click.
There are no declopment resources available to fix the ENTER button that has been broken for 18 months, but there are resources to put more roadblocks in the way for access via the main menu.
Please make the ENTER button fix or move Favorites guide selection to the top of the main menu (where it should have been from the start) or, better yet, do both.
The addition of the U-verse whats trending app is another example of the lack of any usability analysis.


aviewer and docbombay - you all are  correct mostly useless.  AND the two top items are VoD titles and that makes this app, a profit generator, more than anything.  One possible gem here (and I'm stretching it a bit, into the "it could happen" category) would be if you see something out of place that is trending could be a sporting event that ran long or was hit with a channel change.

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Message 9 of 20
Scholar

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Tried it, and it's a cross between MultiView and the loop-video Comcast runs on their VOD.

 

Actually, I'd much rather have this "Trending" thing than the ads that are on each page of the Comcast Guide, which do the same thing -- redirects to those channels/shows.  That's what it reminds me of.  And if that's the case, where those networks are telling/paying AT&T to promote their shows via this Trending thing, that means once again our prices remain stable.  Nothing to complain about in that.

 

Yet something else that I will not be using.

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ACE - Master

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vid30jk wrote:

Tried it, and it's a cross between MultiView and the loop-video Comcast runs on their VOD.

 

Actually, I'd much rather have this "Trending" thing than the ads that are on each page of the Comcast Guide, which do the same thing -- redirects to those channels/shows.  That's what it reminds me of.  And if that's the case, where those networks are telling/paying AT&T to promote their shows via this Trending thing, that means once again our prices remain stable.  Nothing to complain about in that.

 

Yet something else that I will not be using.


I'd be willing to bet that other than the VoD it may actually be a stream count tool.  Saturday's NASCAR race at Richmond was showing as the number 1 trending, non VoD show and that is probably correct, IMO.

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Message 11 of 20
Scholar

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This am when I posted above, the 1-2-3 positions were all of the Sunday talking heads shows on the networks, ranking FOX, NBC, and ABC, respectively.  Number 5 was a Disney show, 6 a Nickelodeon show, and I think 8 was CBS' Faze the Nation.

 

Currently have it up at 310pm, and the list looks like this:

1. NBA Playoffs--ABC

2. NHL Playoffs--NBC

3. Access Hollywood--FOX

4. HGTV show

5. Disney show

6. Nickelodeon show

7. MLB Baseball on FSN, but it's rained out, not rescheduled yet

8. Law & Order SVU--USA

 

About the only thing I noticed that changed this am was the advertised VOD movies at the top of the screen.  After initial tune-in, one around 20 min later showed 2 different titles, with everything else the same.

 

My list's similarities are in the Disney & Nick shows, as they are in the same positions, around 5 hours later.  The HGTV show moved up the list from the am.

 

OK, who wants to advance the next theory for consideration? Smiley LOL

Message 12 of 20
Professor

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I will ask again do you need Uverse internet for this feature to work?
Message 13 of 20
Scholar

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shoe wrote:
I will ask again do you need Uverse internet for this feature to work?

Can anyone tell us if this is the case?

 

I have HSI and TV so anyone with TV only or TV/Voice, does this What's Trending thing work for you?

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Mentor

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The What's Trending tool seems to be how many people are watching a certain channel in your television market. 

 

In Los Angeles at 7:15 am, the trending channels are:

 

1. ABC Good Morning America- KABC

2. KTLA Morning News - KTLA

3. Today - KNBC

4. CBS This Morning- KCBS

5. Good Day L.A. - KTTV

6.  Despierta America- KMEX

7. Ella the Elephant- Disney

8. SpongeBob - Nick

 

I know during nielsen ratings period, the first 6 channels are how they finish based on number of viewers at 7:00 am. I took a look at this feature yesterday and whenever KABC Eyewitness News was on, it was in the number 1 position which is always the most watched newscast in Los Angeles.

 

So based on the above, it appears the whats trending feature as someone else mentioned is based on the number of u-verse viewers of a channel. 

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