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Ideas .. Haystack TV and further

booreebooree Posts: 2Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

I love the idea of personalised News.
For the last 6 months I was/am using a similar service Haystack TV and I do believe there is a loads of features based on them here.

Atta boys.

Now what is lacking this service now ( and also H.tv ):

  • to resolve some crashing bugs
  • to speed up loading videos ( pre-loading next on the play-list? )
  • to set your own hashtags to see as first if they are listed on any video in the stack ( at the moment you can only mark those provided alongside video )
  • to list all of hashtags ever published so you can mark them later in one go, ever selected, all muted
  • list of videos liked
  • adding news videos to watch later list
  • to add more sources of course ( late night shows like in the H.tv - my best channel, youtube channels? )
  • to allow sharing videos to social media tw, fb ...

first day and it's already very good service .. well done



  • StretchstrongStretchstrong Posts: 151Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I love haystack, one more bullet point to add

    • don't show me the same video(s) I've already watched

    I use haystack multiple times a day and it's simple, one click and the app will launch and I'll get new news stories because they hide the stuff I've already seen. With Plex its much more a manual process, and for that reason I've had to go back to Haystack.

    But I'm rooting for you guys.

  • PanzerXPanzerX Posts: 58Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    IMO, Haystack is better than Plex News (more sources, more configurable, some curation -editor's picks- and is ad-free).

  • robohoforobohofo Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Agree that Plex News could look at Haystack for comparison.
    I see as well that Haystack has higher quality video clips (since it's embedded YouTube videos), starts up faster, less ads (they do have ads now, though easy to skip).
    I tried Plex News (big fan and user of Plex), but Haystack on my Android TV (Nvidia Shield based) is much simpler and more useful.

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