CBS All Access (?)

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  1. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I was having issues with CBS All Access last night as well. I couldn't stream on any of my devices. The service must have been down for a period of time.
     
  2. MauriAnne

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    I've been having trouble with in on my Samsung smart TV since i got it in December. It'll play for about 20 minutes and then just get stuck, almost always during a commercial. The same program plays fine on my Roku connected to the same TV.

    First world problem, but still annoying.
     
  3. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I was having an issue watching some ST:Voyager, so I switched to watch on Netflix. IMO, the Netflix UI is much better, especially when it comes to skipping the intro (I like it, but it gets repetitive when bingeing) and skipping to the next episode...
     
  4. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    https://slickdeals.net/f/13873406-cbs-all-access-re-subscribe-1-month-free-trial-ymmv claims
    No idea if it works since I'm still within my 1 month free for returning subscribers.
     
  5. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    INTERROGATION worked for me, thanks!!
     
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  6. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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  7. MauriAnne

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    Me too! Thanks, @cwerdna!
     
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  8. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I went ahead and took the 2 month @ 50% off offer when canceling. My credit card was replaced (fraud attempts) so the one on file won’t work anymore. I tried to switch to Paypal on their site and keep getting this message:
    [​IMG]

    I opened a case with CBSAA and the rep sent me this:
    I don’t want to give them my credit card directly but I’m thinking that you can’t switch to Paypal right now on CBSAA. They will likely get this resolved when they attempt to charge a cancelled credit card next week.
     
  9. HerronScott

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    We've been watching Star Trek Discovery through Amazon Prime and they seem to do a poor job of timing the commercials correctly. Usually they play a few seconds early, so when you come back from the commercial there's still a second or 2 of show that plays before where the break really should be.

    Is this CBS All Access or because I'm accessing it through Amazon Prime?

    Scott
     
  10. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    ^^^
    Out of curiosity, why would one do that? Is there some advantage vs. directly subscribing to CBS AA? (I don't subscribe to Amazon Prime so the odds of me doing that are even lower.)
     
  11. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    We already have Amazon Prime and this way we can watch the show using our Roamio Pro versus using some other streaming device.

    Scott
     
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  12. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    I was seeing this as well while watching directly through CBS.
     
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  13. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    I see. I don't bother using my TiVo Bolt+ for any streaming services. I tend to pick my Roku 3 first but depending on the service, I may be able to fall back to Chromecast or Apple TV 4th gen. I dislike the ATV4's remote but sometimes like to try a different experience.
     
  14. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I’ve done this to take advantage of a Prime Day promotion.

    I don’t know if there is another 5% discount using the Amazon credit card but I use that card exclusively on Amazon.com for that benefit.
     
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  15. ej42137

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    I was subscribing directly, but I changed to subscribing under Prime because CBSAA was having frequent connection issues. It did indeed make the connection to CBSAA much more reliable.
     
  16. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    ^^^
    Interesting. I've never had any "connection" probs with CBS AA.

    However, when I tried to use their Chromecast support from my iPhone 8 at my parents' house, it was flat out BROKEN. It didn't work at all. Couldn't cast anything from the CBS AA app to their Chromecast. Netflix and YouTube were ok.
     
  17. TonyD79

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    Commercials?
     
  18. kaszeta

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    A bit more flexibility. Note that if you subscribe through Amazon, you can also link a CBS account to it and use the CBS app. Not sure if that works in the other direction


    Verify Amazon Account for CBS All Access on Prime Video
     
  19. HerronScott

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    Sure, some of us are "thrifty" (read cheap) and subscribe to the $5.99 plan with limited commercials versus the $9.99 commercial-free plan. :) Binging Discovery and Picard and then going to cancel until new seasons come out.

    Scott
     
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  20. HerronScott

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    Cool thanks for this!

    Scott
     

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