Updated my WD TV Live! to firmware 1.06.43 and now my tube Xperience: UNUSABLE
The search results no longer use Google’s algorithm - In previous Youtube app, a query would show dozens of relevant results. Now the results only contain keywords, in other words the results are almost all random.
Previously the app found video names in sequence i.e. “Ramen Noodle Recipe Number 1”, “Ramen Noodle Recipe Number 2, 3, 4, etc.”. There is no longer any sequence which seems to make sense, and irrelevant videos follow i.e. “Inhaling a package of Ramen noodles up my nose” or “Spaghetti Westerns from Poland”.
To make the experience worse, when a video is complete it no longer returns to a menu where you can select another video, but simply progresses to the next video: like it or not, your next selection is “Spaghetti Westerns from Poland”.
The STOP button only pauses (exactly like the PAUSE button.
Conclusion: Either the WD Live development team or a Facebook Focus Group of 11-year-olds decided that the coolest feature would be to sit in front of the TV for 4 - 6 hours at a time randomly watching crappy videos - the assumption is that most of the WD TV Live! users are not searching for anything in particular or have viewing habits based on viral videos of dogs singing or cats falling from trees.
Would somebody from WD explain this - and PLEASE, don’t try to convince us that is what customers asked for - unless the only customers you consider are the ones mentioned above.