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Bosch: Legacy is now streaming on Amazon's Freevee, formerly IMDb TV.

Freevee is ad-supported, so I am still considering using PlayOn Cloud which will index the commercials, and then streaming from PlayOn with auto-skip on (or downloading it into my local Channels DVR using their PlayOn Cloud Integration and having it auto-skip the commercials here).

I find this trailer a bit spoilery and didn't finish it, but here you go:
 

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Comments on this new series, copied from the end of 'Bosch' Season 7 thread:
Enjoying this follow on series. Well acted. Characters true to form. Complicated mix of various stories. F bombs galore!
I watched all 4 available episodes. The ads weren't too very intrusive IMO, several of them being only 30 seconds with a couple up to a minute and a half. Hardly enough time for a quick pee without pausing the show. And it's a good story. Can't wait for the next episode.
 

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I watched the first episode, and liked it! There were only two ads, one 30 seconds and one 60 seconds. As I mentioned, PlayOn Cloud indexes the commercials after recording shows to its cloud DVR. You can then stream from PlayOn Cloud or have Channels DVR download it as an mp4 file, and in either interface you can skip commercials manually or automatically.

I used Channels DVR, which failed to auto-skip the first commercial so I had to click once on the remote to jump past that, but the second commercial was automatically skipped just fine. It costs 15 cents per episode to have PlayOn Cloud record these at 720p. Full 1080p is 45 cents each, and now that I've found the video quality setting maybe I'll try that for later episodes if available.

To get started with PlayOn Cloud I had to spend a minimum of $7.50 (50 "credits"; 15 cents each). Give how few and short the commercials are so far I could almost put up with them, but hey it's the principle.
 
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I still don't understand how ads work on freeve. For "Dramaw2rld" there were two ads only in the very last episode, so far in the first four of "Bosch: Legacy" I have seen none.

On the other hand, the ads in "Dramaw2rld" were sliced in with no warning or fade-out and right in the middle of the action. If the ads were more common I would abandon freeve. As it is I think very carefully before watching something there. (I know. "Dramaw2rld"?)
At least you had no ads in this Bosch series. In the one episode I've watched so far, for me there were two ads but they were properly placed. Maybe Dramaw2rld doesn't include convenient pauses where breaks can easily be inserted, but it seems to me Freevee should try harder.

And this is creepy: they will insert brands/products into a show after filming.
 
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close captions?
Update: if captions are on in Prime/Freevee, they will be included with the recording. However in Channels DVR they show up for me in the Fire TV client but not in the web UI.

If a commercial is less than 30 seconds then Channels DVR won't auto-skip, but manually skipping ahead works well enough.
 

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Hulu makes it a bit of pain. It seems you can't just go to a profile but you actually have to start playing on the web and turn it on and then stop. Of course then the program remembers a different start point so I presume you have to back up.
I wish PlayOn could had an option to say Yes I want close captions and then it would turn them on it Hulu/Netflix/... when it started cloud recording. It should not be that hard to do.
Bummer. With Prime/Freevee, if captions are on for other shows then they're on for anything PlayOn records for you. Too bad if Hulu won't do that. I can envision how PlayOn would turn on captions for us in Hulu (because I've done software and website test automation) but I bet they probably have their hands full just keeping logins valid.
 

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As to the actual content of this show:

I've finished all four episodes available so far. Good to see Crate & Barrel again, though I think they were trying a bit too hard to be Crate & Barrel.
 
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Enjoyed episodes 5 and 6. Great to see a few more of the old characters pop in.

While those shows were downloading, I began watching the new Netflix series based on another Michael Connelly novel: The Lincoln Lawyer, which was a Matthew McConaughey movie about ten years ago (which I haven't seen).

It's not as dark as Bosch. There's more humor for one thing; it's more like a newtwork show in that way. And I've read that unlike the books Bosch doesn't drop in. But Mickey Haller is definitely a Connelly creation, and I'm enjoying this too.
 
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I like the old theme song better, but today I have the new one stuck in my head...
 

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Now downloading episodes 7 and 8 for tonight's viewing sesh.
 

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I loved Bosch so I plan to start watching this weekend. But God I hate ads. Why can’t they put an ad free version on Prime. Damn.
Eventually they may do that, but they may charge for it.

Freevee is hard to predict. Episodes 7 and 8 had no ads for me, but others may see some.
 

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Now downloading episodes 9 and 10 for tonight.
 

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Great cliffhanger. And rest assured, this show was renewed for a second season even before this season was released.
 

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