CBS All Access to become Paramount+ in 2021

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  1. May 7, 2021 #161 of 174
    Andrew Sullivan

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    Yes. There are no commercials during the shows. This commercial thing was a mere minor ad on to my major complaint fueling this thread. No Favorites List.
     
  2. May 7, 2021 #162 of 174
    phrelin

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    I've had an commercial-free subscription to CBS-All-Access-now-Paramount+ since 2017 and have never noticed promo's. But that doesn't mean with the advent of Paramount+ we won't be getting any as they are now define themselves as a competitor with HBO Max, etc. rather than Hulu ad-free. With the advent of streamers like Disney+ and Peacock, my guess is the definition of commercials/advertising no longer includes promos.
     
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    When you see these promos is there a skip button like there is on HBO MAX? I do see the promos there but the skip button makes them disappear if it is something I don't want to see.
     
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    Last night I got a 15-second promo for a Paramount+ show before watching B-Positive. It was short enough that I didn't even try to fast-forward through it. I also watched All-Rise with no promo at the start. B-Positive is only 21 minutes without commercials. CBS Sunday Morning is only 62 minutes. I watch that show weekly and haven't seen a promo yet before it starts.
     
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    Andrew Sullivan

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    We just watched Young Sheldon which was preceded by a Picard commercial. Now watching SWAT which was preceded by a Coyote commercial. No biggie but it is what it is.
     
  6. NashGuy

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    Just curious: does it allow you to FF through the preview? Hopefully so. Not cool if they force it on you.
     
  7. Andrew Sullivan

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    No, it does not allow for FF. I've tried several times. Like I said, it's not a big deal but more of a principle thing. I know it's not a bunch of back to back big time commercials but they didnt offer a "only our commercial" package.
     
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    HBO in particular has always been full on promos before or after shows. I'm OK with short promos as long as they don't interrupt the show.
     
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    My account was a CBS AA commercial free account that was migrated over to Paramount+. Was yours like that too or is your account a new Paramount+ account? I ask because I've seen never seen the ads you are seeing before shows. I watched The Neighborhood, Bob and Abishola, FBI, FBI Most Wanted, S.W.A.T. and Seal Team from last week last night and never saw any kind of ad of any kind. Not sure if two accounts that differ like that would see differences in the promos shown but it is all I can think of.
     
  10. NashGuy

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    The HBO Max, Showtime and Epix Now apps all do this but they also all let you FF through the single promo spot that streams before the feature. (The Starz app may do it too, can't remember as I haven't had it in forever.) I don't mind it, as long as it's not a promo I've already seen umpteen times, in which case I'll FF/skip it.
     
  11. Andrew Sullivan

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    The HBO App, the Showtime and the Epix apps also do NOT offer a higher priced commercial free option. Like I said, its not a big deal, just a principle thing. As far as I know my CBSAA account simply transferred over since it just showed up one day.
     
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    A few weeks ago, I would get the please wait ... message and then it would show the paramount logo and move on. Now, I'm getting previews for other shows before every episode of Star Trek (the only thing I'm currently watching on Paramount+). If it happens once when I'm streaming 4 or 5 shows in a row, it's OK. When I get a 20-30 second, non FF'able commercial/preview before the start of every show, it's down right annoying. Especially when the 20+ second ad is then followed up by the Paramount logo ad that follows it.
    It's like the stupid ad's in the DTV guide. When there were 3 or 4 of them total, it was OK. Now I have screens in my guide where 4 or 5 of the guide slots are covered in DTV ad's and you can't see the actual guide listings because they are burred in ad's.
     
  13. NashGuy

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    Those services only offer a commercial-free version without an option to pay less for a version that includes ads. Although HBO Max will, in fact, begin selling a cheaper (rumored to be $10/mo) version in June that includes ads in the non-HBO content.
     
  14. phrelin

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    Just to confirm, tonight Paramount+ "touted their excellent shows tonight" before two we wanted to watch. Oh well....
     

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