Good quality content, still with considerable room for improvement and perfect for adding a platform to our list for little money: SkyShowtime is becoming one of the stars of the season. And their applications include a secret menu where they offer information related to the user. The process to discover said menu is identical on iPhone and Android.
There are many applications that hide more or less secret options as an “Easter egg” or “Easter egg”, it is also a way of hiding experimental options that only developers can take advantage of. There are even status menus that show information related to the user’s account that uses the application: As with SkyShowtime, it’s a way to appreciate how the platform sees us.
Reproduction quality, A/B experiments…
The hidden menu in the applications does not include hidden functions, at least for now, only information related to the user’s account that uses the platform. And this is extremely useful to discover various options, such as the quality at which the content will be played on the smartphone.
At present, SkyShowtime is available in a single subscription: the monthly one with HD playback quality at 1080p. After analyzing the account menu options, we can see that the platform prepares a segmentation in its price plans, surely to complement the current HD. Since the “HD” appears in the account, the most logical thing is that this field is prepared to reflect the range of future subscriptions; like the Ultra HD that Netflix offers in its most expensive payment plan and in which SkyShowtime confirms to be working.
To discover the secret menu of SkyShowtime you have to carry out the following process, valid for both iOS and Android:
- Open the application on your mobile and click on the upper “Account”.
- Go to the “Settings” tab.
- Look at the version number, it appears at the bottom. Press ten times in a row.
- The menu you just displayed offers all the information related to your SkyShowtime account. The profile ID, if you are in an experimental trial, the type of account you have or the device ID.
- You must be careful, do not share the data that the menu reflects.
All the information hidden in the menu allows you to know what type of account the application is using and what services you are accessing. Since several slicers appear (per platform, per experiment, per resolution…), this implies that SkyShowtime plans to offer many more services in the future than it currently includes.
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