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2021-03-04 3:48:21 AM  
Yeah it got a lot more stuff in it now, so its a nice improvement
 
2021-03-04 3:51:21 AM  
I recall hope for Josh Boone's The Stand, which certainly happened.

soooo many ways to take that one line.
 
2021-03-04 6:33:54 AM  
I got the one week free so I could watch the Super bowl.  Then cancelled.  I doubt I was the only one.
 
2021-03-04 7:30:36 AM  
I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.
 
2021-03-04 7:33:10 AM  
That seemed like a really long and drawn out ad for The Good Fight.
 
2021-03-04 7:33:18 AM  
Truly a face made for radio
 
2021-03-04 7:37:58 AM  
Maybe the Paramount+ app won't be such a steaming pile o- .... who am i kidding, of course it will. It'll be a straight re-skin of CBSAA.
 
2021-03-04 7:40:14 AM  

MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.


Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.
 
2021-03-04 7:48:25 AM  
so Peele's Twilight Zone sucked?
 
2021-03-04 7:49:05 AM  
I've seen ads for it in Australia... where you can't subscribe to it.
 
2021-03-04 7:54:33 AM  
Ayyyy, it's got Wonder Showzen!
 
2021-03-04 7:57:29 AM  
Well....bye
 
2021-03-04 7:57:55 AM  
And this kids is why people are going back to pirating.

Get a seedbox in a foreign country and run a plex server.
 
2021-03-04 8:01:07 AM  

BafflerMeal: MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.

Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.


This is what kills me. All the shiat on CBSAA was available on Netflix outside the US. A straight money grab that I refused to participate in. I got the one week free, watched all of Picard, then canceled it.
 
2021-03-04 8:04:29 AM  

jayphat: BafflerMeal: MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.

Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.

This is what kills me. All the shiat on CBSAA was available on Netflix outside the US. A straight money grab that I refused to participate in. I got the one week free, watched all of Picard, then canceled it.


Picard was on Amazon Prime also.
 
2021-03-04 8:06:37 AM  

BafflerMeal: jayphat: BafflerMeal: MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.

Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.

This is what kills me. All the shiat on CBSAA was available on Netflix outside the US. A straight money grab that I refused to participate in. I got the one week free, watched all of Picard, then canceled it.

Picard was on Amazon Prime also.


In the US?
 
2021-03-04 8:13:26 AM  

jayphat: BafflerMeal: jayphat: BafflerMeal: MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.

Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.

This is what kills me. All the shiat on CBSAA was available on Netflix outside the US. A straight money grab that I refused to participate in. I got the one week free, watched all of Picard, then canceled it.

Picard was on Amazon Prime also.

In the US?


Nah, this was Europe.
 
2021-03-04 8:14:08 AM  
Guess what the ad below is on my phone.
 
2021-03-04 8:19:37 AM  
I saw Star Trek Fiscovery is now being shown on CBS and Lower Decks is in Comedy Central so if you don't mind waiting a year or so (I don't) you get them anyway
 
2021-03-04 8:22:15 AM  
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2021-03-04 8:26:39 AM  
I'm old and even I don't want CBS.
 
2021-03-04 8:41:21 AM  
Practically the first thing Jordan Peele did after Get Out was sign on for a new Twilight Zone, an exciting project until anyone saw it.

So I wasn't the only one disappointed in that show.  I think the biggest problem was making the episodes nearly an hour long when a tight 30 minutes would have made them more effective.
 
2021-03-04 8:46:21 AM  
I have no normal cable so CBS all access I had for 60 minutes, local news, and trek. Right now the normal all access app works on firestick but does have the new shows loaded.

Also of note it looks like they loaded some Discovery, MTV, and Nickelodeon content. It'll be nice to rewatch Invader Zim.
 
2021-03-04 8:47:22 AM  
We cut the cord and wife wanted CBSAA so we could catch up on CBS Sunday Morning. Did you know CBS didn't have the streaming rights to its own show after a week?
 
2021-03-04 8:56:31 AM  

Null Pointer: And this kids is why people are going back to pirating.

Get a seedbox in a foreign country and run a plex server.


Piracy is here to stay. Because really what's the alternative to a bunch of different streaming services? Let Netflix own everything? That would be even worse.
 
2021-03-04 9:39:14 AM  

Null Pointer: And this kids is why people are going back to pirating.

Get a seedbox in a foreign country and run a plex server.


How does one go about doing such things? Asking for a friend.
 
2021-03-04 9:42:48 AM  

BafflerMeal: jayphat: BafflerMeal: jayphat: BafflerMeal: MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.

Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.

This is what kills me. All the shiat on CBSAA was available on Netflix outside the US. A straight money grab that I refused to participate in. I got the one week free, watched all of Picard, then canceled it.

Picard was on Amazon Prime also.

In the US?

Nah, this was Europe.


This is literally worse than Brexit. What a raw deal.
 
2021-03-04 9:47:05 AM  

buntz: I saw Star Trek Fiscovery is now being shown on CBS and Lower Decks is in Comedy Central so if you don't mind waiting a year or so (I don't) you get them anyway


Hell, Lower Decks is free a week later on the all-Star Trek channel on PlutoTV.
 
2021-03-04 10:01:20 AM  
During the height of covid lockdown, CBS did two free months. I used it quite a bit to see the Trek shows. Gave a couple of other shows a shot. Really liked Evil.

When I cancelled at the end of free trial, they threw in a third month. I took it. But ended up not using the service that month and cancelled at the end. In two months, I had already checked out all the content for which i cared.
 
2021-03-04 10:12:33 AM  
Make it illegal for companies to own to-consumer distribution channels and also produce content. Make exclusivity deals illegal. Problem solved.

/ But that'd require old-America levels of market-harnessing grit.
// Not the new "well whatever happens must just be the best of all possible worlds" libertarian-influenced, corporation-run America.
 
2021-03-04 10:18:25 AM  
Five out of nine seasons of Perry Mason suggests more "partial access," than "all access," but, hey, I got to watch Picard get ruined.
 
2021-03-04 10:22:48 AM  
When it comes to VOD, the average CBS viewer just learned about Netflix's disc service as an alternative to the Redbox outside the CVS.

As far as streaming? Most barely have Internet beyond AOL.
 
2021-03-04 10:26:51 AM  
This further reinforces the notion that there needs to be a streaming tv menu/guide/interface that you plug in your individual streamer credentials (Netflix, HBO, Hulu, etc) and that might alleviate some of the current headaches. Yes the never ending procession of companies releasing yet another batch of content inside yet again another walled garden will continue but it will make it easier for some to access what they want instead of "what app do I need to watch X show?". If we were lucky we would see the rise of true ala carte streaming bundles but that seems to be a distant dream. Obviously most media conglomerates will never give the ability for someone to access their content inside of another app even if it was the logical choice AND how it has been done for decades (cable). Until then pirating media regardless of its source and putting in a unified and easy to share interface (Plex/kodi) will always be the better alternative.
 
2021-03-04 10:32:18 AM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: When it comes to VOD, the average CBS viewer just learned about Netflix's disc service as an alternative to the Redbox outside the CVS.

As far as streaming? Most barely have Internet beyond AOL.


My retiree dad just joined Netflix due to pandemic. He had resisted streaming services so far. But he was stuck at home due to lockdown and tv sports were cancelled, so he learned how to binge watch.

He just asked me about CBS All Access last week. I think it has some rights to soccer games he wanted to see. It was gonna be his second streaming account ever.
 
2021-03-04 10:35:42 AM  

TheraTx: so Peele's Twilight Zone sucked?


Eh I kind of liked it. It wasn't bad. The Stand was absolutely terrilble though. I haven't bothered with Clarice yet.
 
2021-03-04 11:00:43 AM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: When it comes to VOD, the average CBS viewer just learned about Netflix's disc service as an alternative to the Redbox outside the CVS.

As far as streaming? Most barely have Internet beyond AOL.


My wife is probably in the younger end of the average CBS viewer demographic and she's perfectly happy just watching new episodes of the CBS procedurals on DVR.  Why pay to watch reruns of old episodes of NCIS when there's enough new drek in the pipeline?  When that stuff runs out there are plenty of imported British dramas on PBS or basic cable.
 
2021-03-04 11:04:56 AM  
Every time they update a streaming platform I lose access because apparently Roku can't perform a simple account migration
 
2021-03-04 11:54:27 AM  

It's Bensane Garrison!: This further reinforces the notion that there needs to be a streaming tv menu/guide/interface that you plug in your individual streamer credentials (Netflix, HBO, Hulu, etc) and that might alleviate some of the current headaches. Yes the never ending procession of companies releasing yet another batch of content inside yet again another walled garden will continue but it will make it easier for some to access what they want instead of "what app do I need to watch X show?". If we were lucky we would see the rise of true ala carte streaming bundles but that seems to be a distant dream. Obviously most media conglomerates will never give the ability for someone to access their content inside of another app even if it was the logical choice AND how it has been done for decades (cable). Until then pirating media regardless of its source and putting in a unified and easy to share interface (Plex/kodi) will always be the better alternative.


I find the app Justwatch, to be pretty good when it comes to "what streaming service is that movie on or am I going to need hit bittorrent to get it?"
 
2021-03-04 11:59:26 AM  

BafflerMeal: MiddleAgedWoman: I have exclusively for the Star Trek shows. Cancelled between seasons.

Get got it on Netflix. Super easy. Barely an inconvenience.


Unless you're in Canada
 
2021-03-04 12:27:12 PM  

kbronsito: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: When it comes to VOD, the average CBS viewer just learned about Netflix's disc service as an alternative to the Redbox outside the CVS.

As far as streaming? Most barely have Internet beyond AOL.

My retiree dad just joined Netflix due to pandemic. He had resisted streaming services so far. But he was stuck at home due to lockdown and tv sports were cancelled, so he learned how to binge watch.

He just asked me about CBS All Access last week. I think it has some rights to soccer games he wanted to see. It was gonna be his second streaming account ever.


ESPN+ has a ton of soccer. https://plus.espn.com/soccer We got it in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu for 1$2.99 a month.
 
2021-03-04 12:27:58 PM  

Farce-Side: kbronsito: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: When it comes to VOD, the average CBS viewer just learned about Netflix's disc service as an alternative to the Redbox outside the CVS.

As far as streaming? Most barely have Internet beyond AOL.

My retiree dad just joined Netflix due to pandemic. He had resisted streaming services so far. But he was stuck at home due to lockdown and tv sports were cancelled, so he learned how to binge watch.

He just asked me about CBS All Access last week. I think it has some rights to soccer games he wanted to see. It was gonna be his second streaming account ever.

ESPN+ has a ton of soccer. https://plus.espn.com/soccer We got it in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu for 1$2.99 a month.


Errr....$12.99
 
2021-03-04 1:10:24 PM  

Magruda: Every time they update a streaming platform I lose access because apparently Roku can't perform a simple account migration


I have found that not every app does it but several of the ones I use do.  It's a real pain to have to reenter logins into 5 Rokus every time the app updates.  Especially because I use long complicated passwords.  I've tried using the Roku app on my phone to copy/paste the passwords but it always seems to drop a character or 2.
 
2021-03-04 1:30:23 PM  
Consumers: "Waaaaah, cable costs $100+ a month, and I don't watch 200 of the 300 channels in the tier I pay for!"

Media Conglomerates: "We hear you!! You don't have to waste your money any more- now you can individually pay $6-$10+ a month for each of those 100 channels you *DO* watch!"

Consumers: "Woooooooo! Awesome! Now I can REALLY show those cable companies who's boss!!"

/math is hard
 
2021-03-04 2:25:05 PM  
Paramount makes Yellowstone so they're ok with me. I like me my Cowboy-snuff genre
 
2021-03-04 4:16:32 PM  

DON.MAC: I've seen ads for it in Australia... where you can't subscribe to it.


Oh you can...in like six months. So pretty much just like all other media, Australia is getting it last.
 
2021-03-04 4:49:13 PM  
"The Paramount+ Super Bowl commercials boldly climaxed with an 80-year-old man..."

ewwwwww
 
2021-03-04 7:24:06 PM  
Anyone taking wagers on how long Discovery + will last?  I'm already sick of their promos...good lord, they play a promo in and promo out of every spot break, plus the in-program logo stays on all the time.  I give it less than a year.
 
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2021-03-04 7:33:42 PM  

Magruda: Every time they update a streaming platform I lose access because apparently Roku can't perform a simple account migration


It's OK. You're only losing CBS stuff.
 
2021-03-04 10:30:18 PM  
Got it for The Good Fight.  Still like it for some new Trek.  Lower Decks is fun.  Liked EVIL but I can wait for it to hit Netflix.

After this season of Good Fight ends, I might take a break, give Apple and Ted Lasso a shot.
 
2021-03-05 6:55:18 AM  

Callous: Magruda: Every time they update a streaming platform I lose access because apparently Roku can't perform a simple account migration

I have found that not every app does it but several of the ones I use do.  It's a real pain to have to reenter logins into 5 Rokus every time the app updates.  Especially because I use long complicated passwords.  I've tried using the Roku app on my phone to copy/paste the passwords but it always seems to drop a character or 2.


The problem is that Roku doesn't share account information with the parent company they 3rd party for, so it's impossible to get tech help online or on the phone since they have no record of your account. Takes hours longer than it should to resolve stupid issues like the app needs to be updated manually.
 
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