It seems all the big features of the new design revolve around using the site to view the content similar to netflix. Those are neat features but I exclusively download all the videos I watch and never stream video from the site unless it's a live show. Is it cheaper from a content provider to stream video rather than allow downloads?
Its still just as easy to download shows. easier in fact as its one less click for me anyway.
You're right they haven't made it harder to download but all the new features are about creating a watchlist and making the video player more prominent. By the way, how is it one less click for you to download? I go to the video page, click the download button and then click the HD option. I believe it was the same number of clicks on the old design.
I always thought download was a feature. They'd probably love to do away with it if they could but they made it part of the selling point of premium.
On the other hand, it'd be so cool if Giant Bomb mailed tapes like GameFly and Netflix. Mail me some Quick Look tapes!
I exclusively stream the new videos, but I download older videos to watch on my iPad when I am away from home or when other people in my house are already streaming on other video services. It’s a luxury, sure, but something I would miss if downloading went away. I don’t think anyone has said downloading is going away though. Seems like it is a bug that some videos can’t be downloaded.
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