I like to organize my TV shows into various collections that I put on my home screen on my Apple TV.
But I’ve been realizing that sometimes Infuse adds the entire TV show to the collection, but sometimes it only adds a single season – so if I have all 4 seasons of TV show X, and I navigate to it in my collection, it shows only season 3 with no way to navigate to the other seasons.
The same problem exists in Up Next, where if I’m watching season 2, I click into the show, and it only allows me to navigate season 2 – you’d think Infuse didn’t even know the show had other seasons! (This also leads to the problem where once I finish the last episode of a season, the show disappears from Up Next, which is strange because the most likely thing I want to watch next is the first episode of the next season!)
I realize that that specific topic is already covered in “Season selector for Up Next List items” (topic 37990 – I’m not linking because I’ve been asked specifically not to link to other topics from a new topic). But my issue is a broader problem than just Up Next, so please do not merge this issue with that one.
The larger issue is around the existence of treating television seasons as separate objects in collections at all. I’ve discovered that if I’m browsing TV shows and choose “Add to collection”, it adds the whole show to a collection. But if I’m on the main screen for a show and happen to be looking at season 3, which I click “Add to collection” on my Apple TV, it only adds season 3. It doesn’t add the whole show.
I can’t think of any circumstance where I’d ever want to save only a single season to a collection, rather than saving the whole show.
So this is a feature request for all collections, including but not limited to “Up Next”, to always navigate to a TV show in its entirety. If I have 4 seasons of a TV show, there is no circumstance where preventing me from navigating to all of its seasons is a feature.
I hope this is clear – I’m happy to answer questions or clarify. And I can totally imagine that the ability to link to individual seasons rather than entire shows was probably imagined as a feature. But in actual use, it’s turning out to be a bug that forces me to find alternative ways of navigating to shows just to access other seasons, and it’s turned into a major UX impediment the more I use Infuse.