CBS All Access

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by b4pjoe, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Apr 5, 2020 #141 of 189
    lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    6,000
    767
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I have a Surface Pro 4. Don’t use it much these days as my 12.9” iPad Pro does all I really want to do with a computer. I liked the Surface Pro for the most part though.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2020 #142 of 189
    b4pjoe

    b4pjoe DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    2,138
    656
    Nov 19, 2010
    Rich, that is twice you have told me to use the Hulu app but what you are missing is that I do NOT want content from Hulu.

    OK let me say this again so we don't have to do it again: :D I have no interest in any programming that has commercials either and I don't want content from Hulu almost ever on the Apple TV. I use the CBS All Access app to start watching a show. When the next episode pops into the Whats Next queue on the Apple TV operating system it should be from CBS AA and NOT from Hulu which does have commercials in their OnDemand content. I understand you don't want Apple to set up your whats next queue or you ignore it if it does. That is fine. I DO want to use the Apple TV What's Next Queue and I don't think I'm out of line for expecting the hardware from Apple to do its job correctly. Nowhere did I give Apple permission to substitute CBS All Access ad free content with Hulu On Demand content with ads. Once I start watching a show from CBS All Access I should never have to go back to the CBS All Access app to watch the next episode. That defeats the whole purpose of Apple's What's Next queue.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2020 #143 of 189
    lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    6,000
    767
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    You can unlink Hulu from the AppleTV app in settings. Don’t know if that would help, but you could still go to Hulu when you want to.
     
    B. Shoe likes this.
  4. Apr 5, 2020 #144 of 189
    wmb

    wmb Godfather

    737
    92
    Dec 17, 2008
    I’d also check whether Hulu +Live TV was your TV provider with the Apple TV. It may link that way, too.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  5. Apr 5, 2020 #145 of 189
    b4pjoe

    b4pjoe DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    2,138
    656
    Nov 19, 2010
    Yeah I did unlink it but it still does it.

    My TV Provider in Apple TV is DirectTV. I was having an issue with DTV not working at all so I signed up for Hulu Live TV so we had TV service while DTV was out. After the month is up I'll be getting rid of Hulu and that should solve my problem. Still...it never should have happened.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2020 #146 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    My son has an iPad Pro and thinks the Surface is an upgrade. Let's see how that works out. I'm not gonna get one. Don't see a need. And my heart is not filled with lust. For that price I'd rather get a new TV set.

    Rich
     
  7. Apr 6, 2020 #147 of 189
    lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    6,000
    767
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    It all really depends on what you want a tablet/Surface for. The Surface is a full laptop computer and not really a tablet at all, and that goes to the OS also. It is a full Windows 10.

    For me the iPad Pro does all I need. I’m retired and don’t have the needs I used to have. I use Numbers for a spreadsheet as my spreadsheet needs are very minimal, don’t do word processing at all anymore and have zero needs for any database. And I don’t do original graphics though it can be done on the iPad Pros quite well I’ve been told, just maybe not as well as on a full computer.

    I will say that the iPad Pro is faster at what it does than my Surface Pro 4 is by a fair margin.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2020 #148 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Sorry, misread. Got it now. You'd have to stop using the Apple app, that's the only thing you can do as far as I can see. I've had to adapt to the way the ATVs work, didn't like having to do that either. They are the best streaming boxes I've used but they do have quirks and that Apple app doesn't work as well as it should. I gave up on it quickly.

    Rich
     
  9. Apr 6, 2020 #149 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, I know the one I bought is more than a tablet. I don't need another computer and neither does he. You ought to see his computer setup, dual gaming computers with four screens. And he still wants the Pro. Oh well...

    Rich
     
  10. Apr 6, 2020 #150 of 189
    lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    6,000
    767
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I remember the days!! When I worked as an independent sales rep from home I had a big honking 27” iMac fully dressed out, and the Surface Pro 4 and a HP big screen all-in-one too. Used them all for different things.

    These days the needs are just not there and I probably should sell off some of the tech I have before it gets too old to have real value.

    Now my use is on 3 iPads of various sizes, a generic Android e-ink tablet for reading, Kindle Oasis, Nook 3 Plus and a few other lesser tablets. Don’t get me started on my media table!! :)
     
  11. Apr 6, 2020 #151 of 189
    lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    6,000
    767
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Since I switched over to YouTubeTV I don’t use the AppleTV app much, just for the Apple stuff. But before I made that switch I used it a lot. Great search engine!
     
    Rich likes this.
  12. Apr 6, 2020 #152 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    The Oasis. The "waterproof" Oasis. Do you know they are NOT waterproof? Neither is the "waterproof" Paperwhite Kindle. I have the Oasis and had the Paperwhite. Both would seize up in my hot tub very quickly. It's not like I'm dunking them in the water, just reading normally. The water vapor apparently causes this. I can't imagine what would happen if they were totally immersed. I can still use the Oasis in the hot tub, I use a quart size Ziplock bag over the Oasis, that actually works very well.

    Rich
     
  13. Apr 6, 2020 #153 of 189
    b4pjoe

    b4pjoe DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    2,138
    656
    Nov 19, 2010
    ;) No problem Rich. I'm only going to have Hulu until the end of the month. I'll uninstall it after that. Before I installed Hulu with Live TV I never had any issues with it.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2020 #154 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Much as I like the ATVs they can be a bit arrogant at times. Especially when used with an AVR...and a Samsung TV.

    Rich
     
  15. Apr 6, 2020 #155 of 189
    b4pjoe

    b4pjoe DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    2,138
    656
    Nov 19, 2010
    Apple is arrogant all of the time. In this case I think Hulu just offered the most money to get preferential treatment on the Apple hardware.
     
    Rich likes this.
  16. Apr 7, 2020 #156 of 189
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,222
    1,631
    Nov 13, 2006
    These days I’m hard pressed to find anything I can’t do on my iPad Pro that I can on my full fledged laptop and desktop windows machines. In fact other than a few games or some specific program (way beyond word or excel) there just isn’t any difference.

    And the iPad shows it’s abilities when I do edit home movies and such to be better than my laptop! And it’s not a cheap laptop.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2020 #157 of 189
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,222
    1,631
    Nov 13, 2006
    Honestly that sounds like it kept playing the rest of the season. Did you back out of the app or just pause it when you went to bed?
     
  18. Apr 9, 2020 #158 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, no idea why he wanted the Surface. The first thing I looked for was the Scrabble app on Windows. I didn't like what I saw. I try to play a couple of games of Scrabble each day and that app on Windows looked pretty dismal. I'd rather stick with my android tablet. But I know what it's like to lust after something and he's been looking at the Surface for quite a while. Add to that, he's damn near as hard to buy something for as I am.

    Rich
     
  19. Apr 9, 2020 #159 of 189
    Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    36,570
    2,191
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    I always back out of a series. What was most disturbing was the way the progress bars kept showing the episodes were seen when I looked at all the episodes. All I had to do was watch the first episode of a season and all the PBs in that row showed solid blue. But, that does not happen when I use the ATVs. It only happens with the Cubes. The app is still in need of work. I expected better from CBS.

    Rich
     
  20. Apr 9, 2020 #160 of 189
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,222
    1,631
    Nov 13, 2006
    Well if they fold all of paramount and Viacom into the app,I am guessing they will put more money into it and fix these issues... I plan on staring my free month or two pretty soon here so I’ll see if I have the same issues.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements