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CBS All Access?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Adam1115, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Jan 8, 2018 #181 of 214
    Adam1115

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    Apparently, you can sign up for CBS All Access via Amazon now. And they have a 3 day trial.

    www.amazon.com/video/cbsaacf

    Watching Star Trek on my tivo!
     
  2. Jan 9, 2018 #182 of 214
    rdrrepair

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    Can you watch All during the 3 day free trial?
     
  3. Jan 9, 2018 #183 of 214
    Adam1115

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    I don't see why not, I've already watched two.

    I won't be trying it, it would cost me a lot more than $10 to watch 11 hours of TV in 3 days during the week.

    I guess I should've started it on Friday. ;p
     
  4. Feb 5, 2018 #184 of 214
    LDBecker

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    New TiVo Bolt Vox owner (3 days!) - I had been watching CBS All Access on my Apple TV - I assumed Tivo would have an app for that - not yet... My current CBS subscription is through CBS directly, and I now see that my Amazon Prime membership would give me access to this - but there doesn't seem to be any way to sign in a preexisting CBS subscription into Amazon. Anyone sort this out yet?
     
  5. Feb 5, 2018 #185 of 214
    Johncv

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    You cannot use a preexisting account, you must cancel your CBS account and then re-subcribe using Amazon. I would like to know if there is any advantage to using Amazon, better sound/picture?
     
  6. Feb 5, 2018 #186 of 214
    LDBecker

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    I was just thinking of the ease of use. Before I got my TiVo, I upgraded my Apple TV to the new 4k version - then I decided to go with Tivo. Anyway, it looks really nice on the 4k ATV on my regular HD Panasonic Plasma. There IS a 4k tv on the horizon, so I want to move all electronics in that direction. I don't believe that the CBS feed is 4k, though. Not really sure how to tell. That would be a significant thing if it was. I DID submit a question on the Amazon issue to CBS - awaiting their answer, and if anything comes up I'll post back here. I am doubtful...
     
  7. Feb 5, 2018 #187 of 214
    tenthplanet

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    Reports are some shows are 5.1 sound using CBS All Access through Amazon, picture quality on Amazon channels is usually very good. Give a spin since Amazon is on your Tivo and try it out.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2018 #188 of 214
    Adam1115

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    For me it's- it works on my TiVo.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2018 #189 of 214
    EWiser

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    TiVo will never have as many stream services as Apple TV has access to. I use TiVo for network TV not streaming.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2018 #190 of 214
    Adam1115

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    I don't have an Apple tv. :)
     
  11. Feb 5, 2018 #191 of 214
    EWiser

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    Wasn’t talking to you
     
  12. Feb 6, 2018 #192 of 214
    aaronwt

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    No difference. It is still stereo audio. Well at least for the two shows I watch, ST: Discovery and The Good Fight. I subscribe through my ROku account. But I can still use the CBS All Access app from other devices to.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2018 #193 of 214
    aaronwt

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    No 4K and no HDR either.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2018 #194 of 214
    WVZR1

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    No 5.1 DD+ ?

    Just simple 2 ch stereo?
     
  15. Feb 6, 2018 #195 of 214
    aaronwt

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    Are you sure those reports aren't from when the software was borked on the FireTV. When it sent everything out in a 5.1 wrapper(Both DD or DD+ depending on what it was set for). So two channel audio was always sent in a 5.1 wrapper. With the FL and FR channels having audio. But dead channels for the center, RR, and RL. And when that happens post processing can't be properly applied.

    It took a couple of months for Amazon to fix that with the 2017 FireTV. And the previous 4K FireTV had the same issue at launch. Only it took even longer for them to fix it.

    I stopped using my FireTV until they fixed the issue. And the previous FireTV I sent back and then purchased another one after it was fixed.
     
  16. Feb 6, 2018 #196 of 214
    Saturn_V

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    I'm getting 5.1 on Amazon Channels on FireTV, Roku 3 and TiVo. The AVR identifies it as Dolby Digital + and it's working the subwoofer, center channel and both surrounds.

    I remember when 5.1 was borked on FireTV. But that hasn't been an issue for at least two years. The Dragons fly overhead when I watch GoT on HBO Amazon Channels.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2018 #197 of 214
    LDBecker

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    CBS confirmed that if I want to watch it on Amazon, the subscription has to be through Amazon. I am surprised that a direct subscription through them wouldn't work across platforms. My initial subscription was through iTunes, and when I stopped it, my restart was direct. The CBS-sourced subscription still works on Apple TV through the app - Needless complications.

    Is the sound different on the CBS app vs Amazon?
     
  18. Feb 6, 2018 #198 of 214
    aaronwt

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    I can watch CBS ALL Access from my Amazon devices. Even though I subscribed from my ROku account. I can watch All Access from all my devices that have it with that subscription from Roku.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2018 #199 of 214
    aaronwt

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    The FireTV from 2017 was borked for a couple of months after launch last year. Which for me, is the one I use in my UHD setup.

    But I also only watch two shows on CBS All Access. And only subscribe when those shows are available. And both of those have only been in DD+ 2.0 audio.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2018 #200 of 214
    Saturn_V

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    We're talking about two entirely different things.

    I'm talking about the CBSAA Amazon Channel- not the CBSAA app on FireTV. (which does only 2.0 audio) You subscribe to the CBSAA app through the Roku account and you cannot access an Amazon Channel with your CBSAA/Roku subscription.

    The Amazon Channels require a Prime subscription *and* subscribing though Amazon services. And the 5.1 support on CBSAA and HBO Amazon Channels works fine.
     

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