CBS All Access (?)

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  1. Oct 18, 2018 #41 of 430
    mattack

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    But last year, at least a bunch of CBS aired shows WERE on Hulu.... and it seems like the movement is towards even MORE separate channels/subscriptions. (e.g. isn't Disney also making their own?)
     
  2. Oct 18, 2018 #42 of 430
    RGM1138

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    I get CBS shows on Hulu, but maybe that’s because I have their live tv too? But, I get more, without commercials, on All Access.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2018 #43 of 430
    wmcbrine

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    You know that Hulu has a no-commercials option, right? It doesn't apply to Live TV, of course. But I've watched, e.g., multiple NBC shows that way.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2018 #44 of 430
    wmcbrine

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    It's a trend that I feel should be discouraged while it's still in its infancy.
     
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  5. Oct 19, 2018 #45 of 430
    Tony_T

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    I don't hav Hulu live TV and there are all seasons of Elementary on Hulu, but on All Access there are only a few clips and no episodes at all. Wierd.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2018 #46 of 430
    RGM1138

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    Yes, I have the No Commercials version, as well as the upgraded cloud dvr, which essentially works like a TiVo. It allows me to ff/rew through The recorded shows.

    But, I think that All Access has a better arrangement of the CBS shows I watch, with more episodes available and it seems like the no commercials versions are available sooner on A A than on Hulu, after the “live” broadcast.

    I’d have to do some research to see for sure, but it feels that way.
     
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  7. Oct 19, 2018 #47 of 430
    mattack

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    all _previous_ seasons, IIRC.. Not the current season.. err, when it was airing the current season...
     
  8. Oct 19, 2018 #48 of 430
    Tony_T

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    All - S1-S6 of Elementary on Hulu
     
  9. Oct 22, 2018 #49 of 430
    jr461

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    I switched my subscription to be through Amazon. What a difference in sound. Back to 5.1! And they have more complete back catalogs (checked only BBT and YS as exampled and both are complete). And the transport controls and better - on the CBS app you can't see what you are FF through (if you want to skip the credits, for example).

    Question for Star Trek fans - I have never watched any of the shows but thought I'd give the CBS original one a try (heck, I'm paying for it :D).

    I know a few things from pop culture about Star Trek in general - it's a couple of hundred years in the future, Spock is a Vulcan which is another planet but he's a good guy (all logic, no emotion (like Sheldon from the early seasons lol)) and Kingons are the enemy with their own language. I am not sure why they are traveling around in space although I assume it would either become clear or not something to worry about.

    Based on this do you think any enjoyment of the newest one would be lost if I jumped right in without having seen the other iterations? Watched just a few minutes and it seems like the production values are high (at least audio-visually).
     
  10. Oct 22, 2018 #50 of 430
    Sparky1234

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    Agreed the New Star Trek is interesting BUT not worth the all access price ($$$) tag.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2018 #51 of 430
    PJO1966

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    Everything you need to know about Star Trek is explained in the opening credits...

    Space
    The final frontier
    These are the voyages of the starship, Enterprise
    Its five year mission
    To explore strange new worlds
    To seek out new life and new civilizations
    To boldly go where no man has gone before
    <operatic solo>

    :D
     
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  12. Oct 22, 2018 #52 of 430
    Maui

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    I just looked and realized that I only watch 30 minutes of CBS a week with their current programming. That, plus the knowledge that they don't have all season of current or past shows, means I see very little reason to sign up.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2018 #53 of 430
    wmcbrine

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    Hmm... I think you'd get more out of it if you'd seen The Original Series first. The other shows/movies, you probably don't need to see before Discovery (although there are references). It's set about a decade before TOS, and reboots some stuff while preserving other things.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2018 #54 of 430
    PJO1966

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    I think it can also be enjoyed on its own. You may not get all the references, but it's enjoyable as is.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2018 #55 of 430
    jr461

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    Thanks guys, I will give it a shot.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2019 #56 of 430
    krkaufman

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    As found over on Blu-ray.com, 3 months of CBS All Access free/trial service are possible for new customers...

    edit: WARNING: At least one person has reported only being offered 50% off" for 2 additional months on attempting to cancel their subscription. YMMV.

    1. Sign-up: Using the following link, sign-up for the Commercial-Free plan using code VerizonUpCBS

      Stream Live NFL Games, TV Shows, News, On-Demand – CBS All Access

    2. Feign Cancellation: Shortly after signing-up, attempt to cancel service, via: Account > Cancel Subscription. They should offer 2 additional free months.

      You should be able to confirm your next (first!) billing date via the Account page:

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    NOTE: Just be sure to actually cancel the subscription before your card is charged.
     
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  17. Feb 18, 2019 #57 of 430
    DancnDude

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    Thanks for this. They constantly have promos so it seems like you can get lots of free months and then cancel to just get more months not long afterwards. I just signed up. Unfortunately when I cancel, it now offers me 50% off 2 months (not 2 additional free months). Essentially this is 1 free month or 3 months for $10 though, so not bad. I'm guessing it's because I have subscribed in the past.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2019 #58 of 430
    Tony_T

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    Even with this, and the AMEX promo I have, I still don't feel compelled to subscribe. Maybe if they offered a free year….maybe ;)
     
  19. Feb 18, 2019 #59 of 430
    krkaufman

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    A year is much more than I'd need. I'd planned on waiting to do a 1-week or 1-month free trial after the end of Discovery S2 and Twilight Zone, but figured I might as well jump on this. The 3 months should allow access to most of both shows; looks like it'll leave a couple Zone episodes on the table, but fingers crossed it'll get all of Discovery.

    Did you use either the above link or the 'VerizonUpCBS' code when you signed-up?
     
  20. Feb 18, 2019 #60 of 430
    DancnDude

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    Both
     
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