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  1. Rich

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    Happened again last night. I watched an episode of Cheers, shut off the set and went downstairs so I wouldn't disturb anyone. Turned on the TV, went to the CBS app on an ATV and expected to pick up where I left off. Six episodes off from where I stopped. It would have been a lot worse on a Cube.

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  2. b4pjoe

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    I wonder if that is just an issue with older shows? Every CBS show (current) that I watch...I watch on CBS All Access and it doesn't matter if I am on the ATV, my LG TV, the Cube or a regular Fire TV box the episodes don't get messed up like that on any device. I can quit an episode in the middle and go in the other room and resume from that point on any of the other boxes. If I finish an episode and go back the next day...the next episode is ready to watch. This is with just using it inside the CBS AA app as my ATV OS software swaps out CBS content to Hulu content if I try to let the ATV sort my content as mentioned previously.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    They are all on the same account right? I kid, I’m sure they are... That’s just weird...no idea why it’d do that.
     
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    It's not as bad when using my ATVs. Still happens tho. At least the progress bars aren't all blue when using an ATV. I saw the same thing when using my Cubes and watching the latest season of NCIS.

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    No, not the same accounts. My son lives with us and we piggyback accounts. When using the Cubes I used my Amazon account. When using an ATV I use my son's account. The same thing happens on each account but the problems are fewer when using an ATV.

    If I saw the same thing on every app I'd be worried. All this is only happening on the CBSAA app. NF is as it always is. No problems at all there. It's not equipment related. I do see NF loading more slowly these days, think that's because of people sitting in their homes watching TV at odd times. Oddness caused by the virus.

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    I just noticed that CBS:AA does mostly just stereo instead of 5.1. The originals seem to be 5.1, or at least the ones I’ve watched. That’s rather irritating for a paid, limited use one-channel streamer IMO.

    These days I’m switching between using the ATV4K and Xbox One for streaming. I have an Atmos capable soundbar setup and with the Xbox One, if the source is at least 5.1 it either fakes Atmos or provides real Atmos if the source material does. Makes a real difference in sound field.

    So I use the ATV4K for stereo streamers since the audio output of the ATV allows the soundbar to kick in Dolby Surround. For Netflix, Hulu and Amazon I kick over to the Xbox One to get the faked or real Atmos. Using a Harmony Elite remote makes it all very easy.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    AppleTV 4K puts out Atmos sound from Netflix and amazon on shows that have that as well... why not use it for everything? I’m assuming you have a sound system connected with a receiver that does Atmos...

    Hulu doesn’t have atmos from what I have ever read at all...

    And a AVR receiver should be better at creating atmos out of 5.1 than a Xbox could ever be...
     
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    Yes, ATV does output Atmos if the source material has Atmos. And that works fine.

    But you’re misreading my post. The Xbox One has an app, Dolby Experience, that is only available on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. That app allows the Xbox One to do Atmos when the source material has it, or fake Atmos for 5.1 audio for when the source material doesn’t.

    And while an AVR could do it better and AVR setup in my home wouldn’t work well because of the wired speaker issue. It is why I got the Samsung HW-K950 Atmos soundbar. It is a trade-off. The handiness of using a soundbar setup with wireless rears vs an AVR with wired speakers, at a lower price too.
     
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    b4pjoe

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    CBS All Access to Rebrand And Expand Globally

     
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    Ermm... I honestly don't see how this will workout well for them. They do need to compete with Disney+, HBO Max and Peacock but their current strategy with all their TV channels, continuing to license key IPs to other services while having 4 different streaming services priced in the range of $5.99 to $10.99 doesn't make a whole lot of sense. They haven't mentioned any new original programming for the service which is not good. I expect they will forgo producing any new programming on the levels of Disney+, HBO Max and Peacock and just reshuffle their exciting originals across their entire portfolio for the service. If they try to price this at Netflix/HBO Max premium levels I will laugh.
     
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    lparsons21

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    I don’t know about all that CBS has in mind, but the current story indicates to me that CBS is going to do exactly what Comcast is doing with Peacock. Have a slew of their stuff on their offering while still licensing at least some of it to others, for about the same prices that the Peacock will be offered at for non-Comcast customers.

    And what 4 things does CBS have for streaming? I only know of 2. With ads or without.

    EDIT: well, duh!! :). I forgot Showtime’s 2 ways.
     
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    James Long

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    It seems weird to have a product called "All Access" not provide access to all content. Combining their various streaming products makes sense, and if they can narrow it down to easy options (free, premium, ad free) similar to Peacock it would make it easier to understand. (Peacock's pricing will be free, $5, $10 for the three levels. Free, free and $5 for Comcast subscribers.)

    Free, $6 and $10 are good levels for CBS.
     
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    lparsons21

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    CBS might not like those levels. :)

    As it sits today it is CBS All Access @5.99 or @9.99, ads or no ads. Showtime is $10.99 usually. Which would seem to make the combo as an all-in-one price out about $20/month, which is more than HBO Max. That won’t fly IMO. Since Showtime has been cheaper than HBO seemingly forever then any combo should also be cheaper.
     
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    James Long

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    I was keeping Showtime separate. Peacock doesn't have anything on that level.

    If CBS All Access adds content from other paid distribution they would not be able to maintain "free / $6 / $10 / $20".
    I see it as important to have a free level ... if only to get people accustomed to using the app.
     
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    b4pjoe

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    I have the $9.99 ad free package right now. If they raise it I will no longer have it. :D
     
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    b4pjoe

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    I just noticed CBS All Access has a TV provider sign in option and DirecTV is not one of the options. What is up with that?
     
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    lparsons21

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    Maybe because DirecTV no longer exists? Possibly use the ATT login? Otherwise I don’t know.
     
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    lparsons21

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    All of this says it will be interesting to see exactly how things work out after HBO Max and Peacock come online for everyone.

    As it sits right now I don’t see CBS offering a free level, but that could change.
     
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    b4pjoe

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    There is no AT&T or DirecTV login as a provider.

    Cox - DISH - Frontier - hulu - Mediacom - Optimum - Spectrum - Suddenlink - verizon - YouTube TV and then a dropdown list of others. None of which include AT&T anything.
     
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    James Long

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    CBS has free streaming of clips and recent episodes on CBS.COM. I have used it when weather has interrupted recordings (primarily the local station cutting in to coverage so much that the program is lost or serious storms) or when the NFL destroys the Sunday night TV schedule. Putting that on the app for free would be a gateway to paid content.
     

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