NBC Peacock - do we get it, or are we "penalized" again for having TiVo?

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  1. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the correction. I now recall that I had originally installed Showtime Anytime on the Shield and then deleted it when I discovered that I could not use it with my Comcast sub. And I was not aware of the iOS and Android mobile permissions; I will bear that info in mind for future reference.

    However, it's not true that Comcast will not support authentication of any third-party SVOP apps on Android TV. In fact, I used HBO Go on the Shield with my Comcast HBO sub for several years (unless my faltering memory is playing tricks on me again) until I signed up for HBO Max via WarnerMedia in May. But SHO and Starz were a no-go.

    I'm currently getting SHO for free as a "customer courtesy" so I will stick with Comcast for now.
     
  2. KevTech

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    Another way Xfinity customers can link their Peacock profile to there Xfinity account is in My Account on the setting tab.
     
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  3. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I know right?! WTF is that about??
     
  4. reneg

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    Yes, for me it takes me about a minute to update three firestick 4Ks. Might take an extra minute now that I have to update HBO Max and Peacock.
     
  5. NashGuy

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    No, as of a year ago at least, Comcast still wasn't authenticating HBO Go on the Nvidia Shield TV. Here's a thread from early 2019 about a workaround someone found:


    I'm pretty sure they never authenticated any app on Android TV. Although, as I say, perhaps they do now with HBO Max.
     
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  6. dswallow

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    I haven't gone through and done apps like CNNgo or FreeForm or Lifetime, etc., on the Sheild yet, but HBO Max and Epix apps were supported.
     
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  7. chiguy50

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    Well, in that case I must be confused. I know that I was streaming from HBO Go on my TV before I cancelled the Comcast HBO sub, but it must have been via one of my other media devices. Blame my faulty memory.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. slowbiscuit

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    Same here, works great on my 2017 LG OLED with Tivo and Comcast DP pkg. Want to check out Brave New World and upcoming BSG redo-redo but don't care about much else.
     
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  9. javabird

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    Thanks for posting this. I was able to link my Comcast account from the website, even though I wasn't sure if my account qualified.
     
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  11. javabird

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    Has anyone using the app on the AppleTV figured out how to turn on subtitles? I can see the text box in the lower left hand corner of the video, but can’t figure out how to click it with the ATV remote

    NVM, figured it out, the remote is just really finicky.
     
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  12. EWiser

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    Wipe down from the top to select subtitles. Standard Apple TV selection.
     
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  13. tomhorsley

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    Was able to use the info here to sign up, but not likely to watch it much since my 2106 LG OLED TV is too old and decrepit to get updates any longer. No peacock app on it. I do have a roku, but they don't have a peacock app either. It is just like the wars between cable companies and broadcasters, it has simply moved to streaming providers and streaming devices.
     
  14. MScottC

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    My 2017 LG OLED gets Peacock
     
  15. NashGuy

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    I just always press the Siri button and say "captions on" or "captions off". However, that may not work in Peacock which, unfortunately, doesn't adhere to Apple's UI and playback controls standards like other major apps. In anything else, I can say to Siri "What did he say?" and the video will jump back 15 seconds or so and temporarily turn on captions for the replay. But that doesn't work in Peacock.

    Even worse, you can't left-click or right-click the trackpad to jump back or forward several seconds the way you can in virtually every other app on Apple TV. You have to navigate to the timeline in the playback UI and scrub backward/forward to rewind/FF. Which really sucks.
     
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  16. spherular

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    Yes. Bit it is a 5 minute job. Also it only is an issue if their update invalidates previous versions.

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  17. spherular

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    I did this and the first version got updated the day afterwards but there have been no updates since. Doesnt take long to do.

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  18. mattyro7878

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    One or two days in and I feel like calling Comcast and saying thanks for nothin. One or two episodes as a tease? God knows my 4 services cost me enough. Not forking over another $5 to a company who has overcharged and underserved me over the years. No matter how much I was enjoying "Brave New World".
     
  19. Noelmel

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    Did you link your xfinity / Comcast account online ? You get premium for free which includes the whole series. Sounds like you are just on the free for everyone tier


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    "Brave New World" was great. And so is "Yellowstone" which I'm almost through season 1. "Intelligence" is a bag of garbage, to be nice, which if you dig through you occasionally find something someone tossed that wasn't rotting.
     
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