CBS All Access (?)

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  1. Feb 18, 2019 #61 of 143
    mattack

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    I did a month free intending for it to be most of december.. then paid a month, was going to cancel, and got the same 50% off 2 months. I should figure out when that ends so I cancel for real that time.

    They are better than Hulu in some ways: No annoying "8:30PM Tuesdays" pre-show roll. Also, the shows USUALLY show up minutes after they aired on TV. (not the next day/middle of the night)

    Worse than Hulu: ALWAYS shrinks the credits, ALWAYS starts playing something else afterwards, which ends up adding shows I DON'T want to watch to the shows you watch list. The captions are also missing all apostrophes, which is annoying.

    But anyway, I still might start Tivoing most of the CBS shows SD only as "backup", but really just re-subscribe to watch them all easily commercial free in the summer. (but if they give me another offer when I try to cancel again, I might take it. I can _afford_ it, but it seems silly to duplicate so much that I already get on cable. I would gladly pay for a service that had ALL shows I wanted to watch, commercial free, and at the very least always had the current full season and very clear expiration info.)
     
  2. Feb 18, 2019 #62 of 143
    Peter000

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    This is the most irritating thing about CBSAA IMO. HATE it.
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2019 #63 of 143
    tigercat74

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    As do I so I get mine through Amazon now.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2019 #64 of 143
    Peter000

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    Is it possible to sign up to CBSAA with an annual subscription through Amazon? I looked at one time and couldn't find any option for it.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2019 #65 of 143
    TonyTheTiger

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    I managed to score the full three months deal but, TBH, there's nowhere near enough content to justify the cost. I'll just go ahead and cancel when the three months are up.

    I can live without a couple of exclusive shows.
     
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  6. Feb 19, 2019 #66 of 143
    jcondon

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    Can you cancel almost immediately after signing up and will it automatically cancel at the end of your 2 or 3 month deal or immediately? I did a Spotify deal a couple months ago and you could set it to cancel at the end of the "paid" time. I hate signing up for stuff and then have to remember to cancel before they start billing at the full rate. I think with Hulu we some how got locked out of our account and it was a PIA to get that account canceled.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2019 #67 of 143
    tigercat74

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    I don’t think so. I think the only options are with or without commercials.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2019 #68 of 143
    gschrock

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    For me on Amazon, it still tries to play something else right afterwards. For some reason just about anything I watch on CBSAA through amazon apparently things I want to watch Blue bloods.

    That said, given that I'm close to cutting my cable subscription anyways, I'm actually really happy with CBSAA through amazon. Picture quality is very good (especially compared to comcast), sound quality is good. Not having to deal with commercials is worth the cost to me alone, especially since we watch so much stuff on cbs. I will say the video quality on the live view of the local channel is not as good, I've been debating whether it's even as good as the comcast quality.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2019 #69 of 143
    kbrunsting

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    I did the recent trick to get the 3 month free deal, but now when I look at my account it says the next billing cycle is in April, when initially after doing the cancel it said May... although I'm hoping that gives me enough time to watch both seasons of discovery. I also didn't realize that I couldn't watch this on a sony bluray player or my lg tv, so luckily I have an older Roku I can use... but it doesn't seem like its tracking what I watched and what episode is next? that's kind of a pain to track that manually.
     
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  10. Feb 19, 2019 #70 of 143
    krkaufman

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    Yep, mine's been rolled-back to just April 17th, from May 17th. Annoying.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2019 #71 of 143
    mattack

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    You don't watch any shows on CBS normally?
     
  12. Feb 22, 2019 #72 of 143
    TonyTheTiger

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    Yes, but I have my D* sub for that! What I'm saying is that the original programming is not worth paying for, especially when I can stream the other broadcast channels and more for free.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2019 #73 of 143
    PJO1966

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    I have an OTA antenna that works great. We still watch all of our CBS programming through the app. Aside from having original programming we like, it's nice to be able to start watching a show without having to reach for the remote every five minutes.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2019 #74 of 143
    BrettStah

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    That’s a good benefit - we find that the skip mode feature of our OTA Roamio works really well most of the time though, so we rarely need to use the remote when watching any primetime content. (We have that cool auto skip mode utility running on a computer in the house, so it activates the skip mode for us automatically).
     
  15. Feb 22, 2019 #75 of 143
    dianebrat

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    I saw this pop up and had to mention how much I hate CBS's approach to this.
    The CBS app works completely differently on an iPad vs Apple TV.
    On the iPad app I can watch this weeks shows that I missed without a subscription, i.e. I missed Survivor and wanted to watch it, the Apple TV app lets me do nothing without a subscription, the iPad app lets me watch this weeks episode so I hooked up the ipad with my HDMI cable, but this is just dumb and another reason I really do not want to subscribe.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2019 #76 of 143
    PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    I disconnected my new OTA TiVo Bolt and am using an HDHomeRun with the Channels app instead. Any time I can watch a show from beginning to end without reaching for the remote is a good thing.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2019 #77 of 143
    JYoung

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    I noticed that about the Apple TV app.
    I'm curious though, does iOS app support Airplay?
     
  18. Feb 24, 2019 #78 of 143
    dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    I don't recall seeing that it does which is why I grabbed a cable.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2019 #79 of 143
    jdm5

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    FYI deal referred to last week appears to be dead (VerizonUpCBS no longer valid).
     
  20. Feb 25, 2019 #80 of 143
    mattack

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    Well, I do plan to eventually cancel it (I re-upped when they gave me 2 months at half price).. But paying for convenience is handy..

    i.e. even though I tivo them for backup, being able to watch them WITH NO COMMERCIALS and less onscreen advertising (there is still a network bug, but not animated other-show-ads) is useful.
     
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