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#1 ebr OFFLINE  

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:45 PM

1.6.68 is on its way up and it will have a bit of a new look by default.  Not too drastic but you will see what I mean when you get it.

 

You long-timers DON'T FREAK OUT :).  If you don't like this particular step forward, you can re-enable the "card" style look in the settings.

 

This change brings the look more in line with the new Google layouts (like what you see in the Assistant search results) and all of our other apps.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:52 PM

1.6.68 is on its way up and it will have a bit of a new look by default. Not too drastic but you will see what I mean when you get it.

You long-timers DON'T FREAK OUT :). If you don't like this particular step forward, you can re-enable the "card" style look in the settings.

This change brings the look more in line with the new Google layouts (like what you see in the Assistant search results) and all of our other apps.

Thanks.


Can't wait :D
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

I'm freakin' out already!



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

It will be much cleaner now.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 06:51 PM

Looks OK.

Should get used to it pretty quick.

Nice to have the new options, which should please most people.

Good job Eric, thanks.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:07 PM

1.6.68 is on its way up and it will have a bit of a new look by default.  Not too drastic but you will see what I mean when you get it.

 

You long-timers DON'T FREAK OUT :).  If you don't like this particular step forward, you can re-enable the "card" style look in the settings.

 

This change brings the look more in line with the new Google layouts (like what you see in the Assistant search results) and all of our other apps.

 

Thanks.

I hate it!!! Change it all back...oh wait never mind

 

You changed the highlight color - trying to slide that one by me.... ;)

 

I ACTUALLY like the white better - doesn't interfere with the in progress bar anymore. The rectangle could be a few pixels thicker - for my eyes. 2 or 4px wider?

 

The rest looks great - will have to grow on me. Side menu option I like looks nice (without). I did notice it popping out a blank area on the left when I was backing out of something - Like it was trying to show the menu and then realized I had it off, bad explanation I know. I'll try and screenshot it if I see that again.

 

Great job!!


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:13 PM

I also like it. Not a fan of the old left hand menu. Bit more spread out generally somehow.

 

Still FREAKING OUT about the fuzzy backgrounds though. Please Exterminate, Exterminate, Exterminate.



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:22 PM

Looks good. Maybe a touch too much empty space between everything. I know you said in the past, or maybe it was Luke with ET, that tightening up the margins won't allow more to be shown on the screen but if you can't show more images on the screen you should at least make the ones that are shown bigger. Too much empty space the way it is right now and it just looks off.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:32 PM

Bit of a bug on Shield (yes I finally bought one) and maybe other devices.

 

Somehow after watching a bit of TV and then going back to the main page I got the Live TV row to overlap the Continue Watching row, so the Live TV row is kind of half a row down from Continue Watching but the images/posters are overlapping. Sorry don't know how to get a screenshot.

 

Kind of like this...

 

EDIT: It goes away if you just scroll up and down though.

5c0da61a299f5_EmbyShield68Overlapping.jp


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:38 PM

Lovely :)

 

Brings the apps so much closer together now.

 

Well done!

 

Just needs UP-UP for chapter skip to make things perfect!

 

Krs

 

Mark


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:44 PM

Probably agree with Kanipek, maybe make the focus border a bit thicker.

 

And possibly make the headings (Continue watching, etc) a bit more prominent ?



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:46 PM

And while we're not talking about it, can something be done about those whole rows of ugly red and white Remote Trailer icon things ?



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

And while we're not talking about it, can something be done about those whole rows of ugly red and white Remote Trailer icon things ?


Remove remote trailers if a local one exists, or at least have the ability to choose.
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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

Just had a go on FireTV box 2nd gen. Started off with no cards. Fine. Thought I'd go back to the cards. Fine. Thought I'd get rid of the cards again and now I can't get rid of the cards at all. Its like a combination of the cards and the more spread out no card version. Even stopping the app and clearing data and caches doesn't fix it. Just haven't tried restarting FTV (yet).

 

EDIT: and restarting doesn't fix it either. 

 

It shouldn't have that combination should it ?


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:08 PM

Looks great, both cards and left menu off and loving it.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:16 PM

Just had a go on FireTV box 2nd gen. Started off with no cards. Fine. Thought I'd go back to the cards. Fine. Thought I'd get rid of the cards again and now I can't get rid of the cards at all. Its like a combination of the cards and the more spread out no card version. Even stopping the app and clearing data and caches doesn't fix it. Just haven't tried restarting FTV (yet).

 

EDIT: and restarting doesn't fix it either. 

 

It shouldn't have that combination should it ?

 

It almost sounds like you are having some sort of weird graphics issue with your Shield.  I've never seen this behavior or what you described with the overlapping rows before.  Anyone else...?

 

Oh, wait, this is a Fire...  I wonder if there is a problem with the older version of Android.  @maegibbons, you seeing any of this?



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:25 PM

Well yes, overlapping rows thing was Shield, getting that combo card plus more spread out artwork was FireTV.

 

(Haven't reproduced the overlapping thing since btw).


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:29 PM

Should Continue Watching (and possibly Live TV) posters be smaller than Latest Movies, Latest TV, etc ?



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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:53 PM

I don't see any difference at all.

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:59 PM

There is on a Shield, I can literally measure it.






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