Next Episode/Previous Episode

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I absolutely love the site but there is one thing most definitely missing. When you are watching the link-list, it should be possible to go the Next Episode or the Previous Episode by clicking a simple link at the top and/or the bottom of the page.

I don't like to have to click three times and wait for the pages to load when in reality I just want to see the next episode which should be only one click away. Right now I am fixing it by changing the URL in the address bar to the next number - but that obviously isn't the best way to go.

This feature is present on many other sites available to watch series and really makes navigation more user-friendly and intuitive.
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Kendra

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Hi burpee, great idea! We have considered such a feature and will add your ideas to our discussion on it. We definitely agree it'd be great to create easy navigation between episodes on the actual link results pages. Let us know if you have any further thoughts on how you'd like to see this work!
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Kendra,
It's really great that you at least tried to satisfy Burpee's suggestion. Unfortunately, the fix needs more time on the drawing board.
In a happy smiley people world, the Watch Next Episode link would bring me to the next episode's search results. Instead, it brings me to the program's home page. Tht means I still have to select the episode, search, select a search result, and then, because the Direct Link feature is MIA, click on that link again. If Dorothy had all that clicking to do, she'd still be stuck in Oz.
Don't you think it a little sad that after all your efforts, it somehow seems that Burpee's fix is still a more expedient recourse?
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The site has been updated since burpee's suggestion to include something similar. The new version of the site has a few bugs, but when it's all working properly, after you've watched an episode, you're prompted to watch the next and if you click, you'll be taken to the episode page for that next episode. If there is not a next episode because you're all caught up, you'll just go back to the main show page.
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I cannot understand why some of the shows only have the horizontal selection for the episodes. When I first started with Sidereel they also had vertical on all of the shows. For some reason they cut that out of some shows. I wanted to watch NCIS for the first time and they have 9 seasons with no vertical episode selection. It can take like 20 minutes or more for me to scroll back to season 1. It is quite frustrating.
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Hi Kathleen! Sorry for the confusion, but our episode guide hasn't gone anywhere! Make sure you've loaded the page completely (maybe try doing a shift+refresh). If you're still having trouble pulling up the usual episode guide, please send a screenshot of the page you're seeing to info@sidereel.com and we'll be happy to look into this!