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Why Can't I Find that Show I was Watching?

Like many people, I have a smart TV. Over time our viewing habits have changed into almost exclusively watching TV (including live TV) through the various streaming services. The problem I have is that if I happen to find a show that I like, I can never remember which channel on which streaming platform I was watching it on. This is quite annoying when I try to continue my viewing or when I'm recommending a show or series to a friend.

I know there has to be an easier way. It's entirely possible there already is and I just don't know about it. So how could I solve this problem.

Why Can't I Find that Show I was Watching?
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    1. Stop watching TV.

    Not very likely to happen but there are benefits.

    2. Stop watching on streaming services.

    When we were watching broadcast television, I always knew what network the show was airing on. I could usually remember the night and time as well. Even when we had cable and many more options, I could uually recall it pretty quick. Probably because that was what I learned as a kid.

    3. Write it down.

    I try to keep a notebook nearby whenever I watch TV anyway. Seems like a very analog solution to a technical problem.

    4. Watch whatever is on and be satisfied.

    Easier on the psyche but harder on my curiosity.

    5. Have only one streaming service.

    If I only have Hulu I don't have to remember if the show was on Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.

    6. Simplify the search function.

    For example, i have a Roku device. It will allow me to search a vast number of channels and streaming services. But it can't tell me what is playing right now or if something is available on multiple platforms, which one was I using on this device. That would be very helpful.

    7. Buy what I want to watch and save it.

    8. Have a master directory that you can navigate by scrolling or by category.

    Sling is pretty good at this. Their guide has a real classic design that feels natural to me. But it is a LOT of options.

    9. Work on improving my memory.

    My teenage daughter seems to have no trouble remembering what show is where. Which leads to....

    10. Let someone else do it.

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