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Discussion topic: Missing option to hide sports spoilers

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This message was authored by thereaduckofdeath This message was authored by: thereaduckofdeath

Missing option to hide sports spoilers

It would be exceptionally usefull to have an option to hide sports spoilers, like all other streaming platforms has.

 

For instance, this morning I decided not to watch the F1 race from the The Japans. Why should I get up at an unholy hour to watch the race when I have a "smart" TV letting me watch the events from the cloud DVR?

 

So, I tapped in on Sport, then F1 and first tried starting the obvious option in the top, "Japanese GP" and then "Full Race". This started the first race of the season, the Saudi GP. So, I tapped back once and then scrolled down to find the latest race. Scrolling half a page and it presents race highlights with spoling headlines like "Verstappen wins" and "Ricciardo crash".... Thanks, "Smart TV", you just ruined a good night's sleep on a Sunday morning. \o/

 

Please add an option to hide all spoilers in the menus, like summaries and recaps with revealing screenshots or titles. Like all other sports streaming services do. 🙂

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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

Re: Missing option to hide sports spoilers

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@thereaduckofdeath wrote:

 Like all other sports streaming services do. 


Is that a user-selectable option on other services, or do the service providers just avoid spoilers as an editorial decision?

 

I'm struggling to understand how it could be achieved through a user interface: Sky typically doesn't do options in their UI.

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Re: Missing option to hide sports spoilers

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There is a way to avoid the spoilers and that is by playlisting the sports content you would want to watch later. That way you are accessing it without seeing the results and it generally the way to access content that you would want to watch later and not necessarily at a live broadcast time.

 

The Sports section of the UI is seemingly  designed to help people catch up quickly on things they may have missed or only have a passing interest in, i.e being able to watch the short 2 minute football highlights of each PL game.



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This message was authored by thereaduckofdeath This message was authored by: thereaduckofdeath

Re: Missing option to hide sports spoilers

On other services I regularly subscribe to, like DAZN and NHL, they have an easily accessible "hide spoilers" option. Discovery+ offers the same on their Eurosport streaming channels. When browsing events you'll only see event names, time and date. When starting streams late, they offer an option before the first live frame is shown, if you want to watch the event from the beginning or live.

They're really usefull options for all of us who might miss the beginning or simply can't watch something at the time it happens.

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This message was authored by thereaduckofdeath This message was authored by: thereaduckofdeath

Re: Missing option to hide sports spoilers

That's great and all, but an automated system that just works is even better. It isn't rocket science for the service provider to offer the options and it doesn't require me to sit and plan, schedule and categorise events ahead. 🙂

 

Other services charging a fraction of what we pay for Sky Sports has no problems providing these little useful options..

This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

Re: Missing option to hide sports spoilers

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@thereaduckofdeath wrote:

 It isn't rocket science 


No, but it's an interesting exercise in UI design and underlying server-side work, and, as I said, historically Sky has not offered 'options' in its interfaces.

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