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  1. Rich

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    You get the small screen but I think you can select that screen to see all the credits. Never had a reason to use it, I use IMBD for that kinda stuff, faster.

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    I was afraid you were going to say that. Yes, you can arrow over and return to full screen, but if you rewind it shrinks again. I think newer versions of the app, like the one that runs on my Samsung NU8000, have a less intrusive version of that feature. A small graphic in the lower corner of the screen lets you choose between "Watch Credits" and "Next Episode".
     
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    All the TVs I have are Samsungs and I never use their apps. I have an NU8000, I'll take a look at the app next time I fire it up. I'd still rather use IMBD for info on content. Just me, just an opinion.

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    Just as there is some content that isn't available on Roku that is available through Apple, there's hundreds of Roku channels that aren't available through other services that offer considerable entertainment and educational value.

    I reason that they can't turn a blind eye forever to such a large market of devices.
     
  5. the2130

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    I sometimes check IMDB for information during a show or movie, but not as a substitute for seeing the credits at the end. I mostly use the apps on my Samsung NU8000 for streaming instead of going to the Roku. Aside from the issue with the screen shrinking during the credits on the Roku's Netflix app, I find it easier to navigate because I don't have to use a third remote. To use the apps on the TV, all I have to do is press the home button on the TV and navigate to one of the apps. To use the apps on the Roku, I have to use the TV remote to get to the Roku and then switch to the Roku remote.
     
  6. Rich

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    You are not gonna see many updates on those built-in apps. I don't see many updates on any of my Sammys.

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    My Sony XBR-55X900F (2018 Model) gets apps updates weekly.
     
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    That’s because Samsung uses their own OS most likely.
     
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    I have the Sony XBR-75X900E (2017 model) and while it gets update I guess I don’t think it is weekly though.
     
  10. the2130

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    I think it's a mixed bag whether you use the built-in apps or a standalone device. HBO Max and AppleTV+ both showed up on my Samsung NU8000 almost immediately after they became available, while Peacock is still unavailable.

    ATV and other devices get updated, but they don't seem to get newer versions existing apps, which is why that 2017 ATV model still has the shrinking credits on the Netflix app. They got a ton of complaints about that feature and modified it for the app that runs on newer devices, but existing devices are stuck with it. I'm stuck with the shrinking credits on my Roku 3, while an older Roku 2 model I use on occasion lets the credits run unimpeded. My newer Android devices and my Samsung TV display a graphic in the corner of the screen, where you can choose to watch the credits or play the next episode (the credits will run full-screen with the graphic in the corner if you don't make a choice). Whenever Apple comes out with a newer model, it is likely you will no longer see the shrinking credits. I realize it's not a big deal to some people, but there are lots of people who don't like it and it's a dealbreaker for me.
     
  11. MysteryMan

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    Using your Sony remote bring up the App menu. Select Google Play Store and open. When page loads scroll to my apps and select. This will bring up "On this device" (apps you are currently using) and "Not on this device" (apps you are not using that are available). If any of the apps you are using have updates available you will see "Updates Available". You can do this daily or weekly to check for apps that have updates available. Since Monday I have had updates for five apps that I'm using on my TV.
     
  12. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    HBO MAX came with my internet sub. How do you "side load" it on a FireTv? That is what I use since its the only one that seems to work with dolby digital on my amp.
     

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