CBS All Access to become Paramount+ in 2021

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  1. May 2, 2021 #141 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    You mean on the Paramount+ app right? Those bolded shows are in the list of dramas on my app on the ATV.
     
  2. May 2, 2021 #142 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    There in the main Drama catagory on the left side of the screen which you have to select from which begins with Search at the top. There is also a section list that appears when you originally log on. I'm looking at it right now. The first catagory is DRAMA, under that is Comedies, under that is Keep Watching. Neither Drama or Comedies for instance include all of the current shows in that catagory but do include many shows that havent been on for many years (Hot in Cleveland, Love Boat, I Love Lucy etc). So now I have to go over to the left side of the page, scroll down to SHOWS, then over to Drama or Comedies and search for what I want. Why not allow for a Custom page set up for Shows you Watch or Favorites or My List, similar to Netflix and Prime? So simple.
     
  3. May 2, 2021 #143 of 174
    Getteau

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    I agree. The lack of a “my list” or favorites area is completely baffling from a UI perspective. Every other service I use has one and it makes this app a pain to use and makes it harder than it needs to be to continue watching a series.
     
  4. May 2, 2021 #144 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    The list on the left of my Paramount+ app on the ATV shows Search, Home, Shows, Movies, Live TV, News, and Brands. There is no Drama in that list for me. To get to Drama I have to click Shows whcih opens a new flyout menu with the different categories of which Drama is one of them. The only other place I see Drama is by going to Home and then over to the right you can scroll down through categories Comedy, Drama etc....and the sideways for various shows for those categories. And there does seem to be missing a few current shows not in that list. I agree it would be nice if you could create your own list. They just got profiles recently so my guess is that might be added at some point.
     
  5. May 2, 2021 #145 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    Not something that should be offered SOMETIME. The competition was there first and it should be obvious with just a little savvy that a Favorites list is kinda important. It's a big enough deal to keep me from reupping.
     
  6. May 3, 2021 #146 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    Paramount+ Help Center

    Does Paramount+ have a watchlist?

    Not yet, but we’re working on a watchlist feature for the near future. Stay tuned!
     
  7. May 4, 2021 #147 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    Interesting. What exactly is your idea of Near Future?
     
  8. May 4, 2021 #148 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    Well I'm not the one that answered the FAQ question but my idea of the near future would 3 - 6 months. Could be sooner. Could be later. But at least they say they are working on it. Of course they could be lying about it too.
     
  9. May 5, 2021 #149 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    I'm leaning towards the maybe never camp. I can think of at least 8 streaming services that include a "Favorites" catagory. Most of which are not close to clout factor of CBS All Access/Paramount+. I can't say they are lying because I've seen no official statement from them alluding to a upcoming "Favorites" catagory.
     
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    harsh

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    It may be that if you subscribe through an aggregator such as Amazon Prime, AppleTV+ or the Roku Channel that you'll have access to their recents/favorites listing for Paramount+.

    I recall that when I subscribed to CBSAA through Prime, the shows I was watching showed up in my recents/watch next list.
     
  12. May 5, 2021 #152 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    Yes it still does that on the Apple TV but he wants the Paramount + apps to have watch lists in the app. I don't know what box he is using. And on the Apple TV you don't have to subscribe through Apple for the shows to show up in the watch next list.
     
  13. May 5, 2021 #153 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    I have it directly through the TV (Samsung QLED). I also have it through my Invidia Shield and also through a Firestick. Also, as I'm sitting here watching FBI, I notice that before each show that I watch it is preceded by a Paramount commercial. Since I am paying extra to watch content commercial free I'm wondering how they can get away with this.
     
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  14. May 6, 2021 #154 of 174
    NashGuy

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    Pre-roll previews for the service's own content has always been normal behavior from ad-free premium services like HBO, Showtime and Epix. Although they always allow you to FF/skip through the preview if you like. Sounds like Paramount+'s ad-free premium tier is doing the same thing.
     
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  15. May 6, 2021 #155 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    HBO, SHOWTIME and EPIX do not offer a commercial free premium package. I am paying a up graded premium price to not watch commercials. This is the package they offered and still offer. A commercial is a commercial. I don't care if it's a Paramount commercial. As far as I'm concerned I have honored the contract and they have broked it.
     
  16. May 6, 2021 #156 of 174
    NashGuy

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    HBO, Showtime and Epix are all commercial-free premium packages. Commercial-free has always been the only way to subscribe to those services and they've always been marketed that way. They've never carried spots for third-party products like soup, diapers, or cars. The previews that those services air for their own upcoming content, in between shows and movies on their linear channels, have never been considered "ads," even if you think of them that way. Once those services launched companion streaming apps, they often chose to stream a single preview ahead of the selected feature but you've always been able to FF through it if it was something you didn't want to watch. I actual like seeing them because they give me an idea of other things I might want to see on a service I'm already paying for. But then I always liked seeing the previews before movies at the theater too. (Although I disliked it when theaters began running ads for other stuff before movies.)

    At any rate, if you don't like seeing the pre-show previews on Paramount+, try fast forwarding through them. Or cancel the service. But my point is that that practice is considered normal, even for an ad-free service. I don't expect them to stop doing it.
     
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  17. May 6, 2021 #157 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    I have the commercial free version too. I just watched last weeks FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, and Magnum PI and never saw any Paramount commercial nor did I see any for the half hour CBS comedies from last week. Weird.
     
  18. May 6, 2021 #158 of 174
    billsharpe

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    One reason I don't go to movie theaters anymore is the commercials and seemingly endless previews they show before the main feature. I can accept a 30-second preview of a Paramount+ program, although I haven't noticed any yet.
     
  19. May 7, 2021 #159 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    I just started Clarice and was immediately shown a commercial for "The Stand".
     
  20. May 7, 2021 #160 of 174
    b4pjoe

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    Are you sure you have the ad free subscription and you are logged in with that subscription? I know that is a silly question but I never see those ads with my ad free subscription on there. Maybe I'm just lucky. :)
     

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