Peacock - NBCU's streaming service outlined

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  1. dhkinil

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    I have the problem mentioned above, I have the one flex box they give to their internet customers and can watch premium on it. If I go to the website and try to link it says my xfinity service does not include premium. I currently have att basic plan netflix, amazon, acorn, sundance now and HBO max for about 11 more months. I can't imagine I would be starved of tv if they don't let me have premium for free
     
  2. phrelin

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    Our redwood trees finally forced us to cut-the-cord and put our Wally in the closet last month. We stream using a TV tuner dial that might have looked like this in the 1950's...
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    ...but with 14 "channels" that offer literally hundreds of thousands of episodes and movies. Within that "dial" CBS All Access gives us the local CBS affiliate live. But other than some emergency news that might affect a couple of our "kids", we will never watch it. And local ads are lost on us because we are so far outside the urban area.

    The internet and even our Echos give us more local news. What we lose are syndicated daytime shows. Except, of course, those on our local CBS affiliate.

    Which raises a possibility. If Peacock and Disney+ were to provide the local NBC and ABC affiliates live, the affiliates and their local advertisers would pick up viewers in the daytime that don't want to pay for cable channels on a live TV streamer. While I recognize that, unlike CBS, Disney and NBC have cable channels they want to prop up, the long term reality is that Netflix is the streaming model everyone has to create their variation on, not the 1996 cable TV model.

    I believe that, while I won't live to see it, a time will come when a local channel will have to be available streaming on "devices" to survive.

    NOTE: I succumbed to getting an Apple TV box to get Peacock and HBO Max when I realized I would be getting a year of Apple+ free. I had already subscribed. So it dropped the $149 price to $89 which was the price I paid for my Fire TV Cube making the price seem reasonable, sort of.
     
  3. NashGuy

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    Try using the Apple TV app on the Apple TV box as a sort of unified guide for all the various services you use (except Netflix). The Up Next watchlist is a great feature.

    As for local TV news, you might try checking out the NewsOn app, which is available for Apple TV (and other devices). It features today's local newscasts from tons of locals across the country. Might be one or two from your neck of the woods. Aside from that, an increasing number of locals now have their own individual app for Apple TV. Among Nashville's four major local stations (affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox), two of them are on NewsOn and the other two have their own apps.
     
  4. techguy88

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    I love the Apple TV app on Apple TV hardware. I used the Up Next watchlist to binge watch all of the Studio Ghibli films in release order. This came in handy because I was able to put Grave of the Fireflies from Hulu in the right spot.
     
  5. lparsons21

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    That’s a handy feature of the AppleTV app, it is so handy to see what shows you are watching without trying to remember not only what show but where you found it.

    At one time shows picked in Netflix worked with it but that didn’t last long and it was a bit hit or miss anyway. I have noticed that sometimes a show that is on a couple services might not pick the right one, most often picking buying/renting from Apple.
     
  6. b4pjoe

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    My Apple TV likes to change shows I started watching on Discovery GO to Hulu. I wonder if Hulu pays Apple a premium to switch them?
     
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    Good question, I’ve wondered that myself.
     
  8. NashGuy

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    Probably just a bug. Here lately, my Up Next watchlist in the TV app is very buggy. After I finish watching something, sometimes it's reflected (as normal) in Up Next but sometimes it's not and I have to manually mark it as watched. But then, either way, a few minutes later, Up Next reverts back to showing that I had only partially watched the episode. So then I'll manually mark it as watched and it will be fine for a bit, but then revert back *again*. This will happen maybe 3 or 4 times before Up Next will stay set to the correct episode!

    This started happening to me a week or so ago. Very weird. Hope it clears up soon.
     
  9. Rich

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    I have a feeling that the problems we are seeing on streaming sites are caused by more folks using the sites since the virus hit. I use 3 ATVs in the course of a day and I have to keep track of which episode I'm on and at what point I am in that episode when I jump from one to the other. This is new for me, I never had this problem before the pandemic.

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  10. b4pjoe

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    If it a bug it has been there since I bought my Apple TV. It never happened until I installed Hulu on it. And it only seems to affect shows that are on the Discovery Go app.
     
  11. NashGuy

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    Some kind of error in their metadata system probably. What I'm saying is I don't think it's intentional. I really doubt Apple has some kind of deal in place with Hulu to funnel viewers of Discovery content away from the Discovery Go app over to the Hulu app instead.

    Maybe try going into the system settings, then the settings for the TV app, and de-link the Discovery Go app, then link it back again to the TV app.
     
  12. b4pjoe

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    Thanks. I'll give that a try.
     
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  13. techguy88

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    I did not realize that was an issue with Apple TVs (although I haven't used the Discovery apps to watch something mainly A&E, AMC & FX apps are the ones I use.)
     
  14. b4pjoe

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    OK so I tried this and now it doesn't put any Discovery Shows in What's Next. It wants to use the AT&T TV app now which I do have installed but I don't use it because I'm not subscribed to it. I even de-linked the AT&T TV app but it still wants to use it.
     
  15. NashGuy

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    Is the Discovery Go app re-linked to the TV app? Make sure it is. And I'd also completely uninstall the AT&T TV app if you're not using it. (You can always re-download it later if need be.)

    An even more drastic step would be to unlink from the TV app and then uninstall any and all apps that feature Discovery content, including Hulu and Discovery Go. Then reboot the box. Then re-install just Discovery Go and link it to the TV app and make sure that's working right. Then re-install and re-link Hulu and whatever other apps.

    Discovery Go is still listed as an officially supported partner app of the TV app. If the problem persists, you could contact Apple support.
     
  16. b4pjoe

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    I did make sure to re-link the Discovery Go app. I'll have to try your suggestions this weekend.
     
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