CBS All Access is close to being a perfect streaming service

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by KlingonCereal, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    Really? While it's not as good as Netflix's, it's leaps and bounds above where it was several years ago.
     
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  2. MakeshiftPython

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    For me the biggest improvement was the integration of Paramount titles to the library. With the combination of CBS and Viacom properties, they're now standing closer to other services like HBOMax with their Warner Bros properties and Peacock with their Universal properties.

    The only flaw to that is that there are certain Paramount titles missing due to already being licensed to other services. Soon as those expire, CBS All Access will have even more iconic titles like Raiders of the Lost Ark.
     
  3. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    I've just had my first problem with it since it launched........pretty good track record. I am signed in but it keeps asking me to SIGN UP and acting like I don't have a subscription. Grrrrrrrrrrrr guess I will have to call when they open. They need 24/7 customer service if they want to go global!
     
  4. RPOW0614

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    I have no problem with it as a streaming service.
    It's just as good\bad as all of the other streamers.

    My issue is with the app, it's horrible.
    I usually can only watch one show\episode without any issues but if I change to anything else on the service, spinning circle that never loads. Then I have to close the app and turn off the TV, turn TV back on, restart the app and if I am lucky I can watch the next show. If I am not lucky I end up having to reinstall the app. One day I let it run to see if it would finally "kick in" but after an hour I shut it down.

    This has been going on since day one and does not happen with any other app on my Samsung smart TV.
    Hopefully with the rebranding we get a new, less glitchy app.
     
  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    I'm finding the service useful for my 50th anniversary viewing, as four of the show's that I'm currently watching are on it: Hawaii Five-O, The Odd Couple, The Brady Bunch, and Mission: Impossible. Though they don't have all episodes available for TOC and TBB, so I'm supplementing those by recording the missing episodes from Decades and MeTV.
     
  6. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    I had my sub through iTunes.......CBS and Apple weren't communicating with each other. I called twice and tried to fix it. Held 20 minutes, talked to CSR..........finally just said fuck it. Cancelled via iTunes and resubbed directly with CBS........part of me wonders if that was their goal.
     
  7. Relayer1

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    We don't get All Access in the U.K. but I've got Amazon and Netflix which give me access to the new Trek shows, and Disney+ giving me Star Wars and Marvel content.

    I'm pretty unhappy with them all, however, as outside the shows I mentioned, there's really very little I'm interested in on any of them. I'm not enjoying this shift to multiple streaming services.
     
  8. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    When I lived in the UK I gave up cable and went exclusively with streaming. Had Virgin Media with great speed. Once I was used to it, it saved me a ton.
     
  9. JirinPanthosa

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    If it weren’t for Star Trek I’d still cancel it. I have been watching it for Good Wife lately but it needs more original content to justify paying for. The Good Fight had a good first two seasons but then became self indulgent unbelievable nonsense.

    Season 3 introduced weird cartoon sketches to riff on whatever issue the episode is about and revolves around an over the top heavy handed Roy Cohn type. Then season 4 felt like a liberal version of QAnon.
     
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  10. Jax

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    Loved The Good Wife and the 1st season of The Good Fight was very good...

    Season 2 went weird and fast. I didn't watch Season 3 or 4.
     
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  11. JirinPanthosa

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    Did you mean to say The Good Fight?
     
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  12. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

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    :shifty: Notice that did you :shifty:
     
  13. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

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    Two commercials for the Paramount+ rebrand launch.

     
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  14. Kor

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    I like having CBSAA when shows that I'm interested in are releasing new episodes. Then I cancel until it's time for new episodes. Overall I enjoy the streaming services scene much better than cable, as I can pick and choose from month the month depending on what new shows are on, instead of paying a hundred bucks a month for a cable package with lots of channels I never watch.

    Kor
     
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  15. Q2UnME

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    Agreed. I just canned CBSAA after Discovery season finished. I'll re-up in a few months when more Trek eventually comes back. Just a few clicks of the mouse. The flexibility of starting and stopping when I want is refreshing.
     
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  16. Morpheus 02

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    I just saw one on Facebook and was the first I heard of it. So what's the difference?
     
  17. JirinPanthosa

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    Wait, does this mean they also get all the properties from the Paramount network like Bar Rescue?

    Bar Rescue is one of those shows like game shows that's perfect for semi-distracted viewing. I've been wanting it as an option for a while. Something that if I'm working out, or working on a D&D campaign, I can have it on for background distraction, without missing out if I get distracted for a few minutes.

    For similar reasons I also need to find out if Chopped is streaming anywhere.
     
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  18. Aragorn

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    No difference. Just a rebranding. It's already called Paramount in some countries, so they're trying to stick to one brand name.
     
  19. Snaploud

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    CBS All Access currently has 15 episodes of Bar Rescue. All the episodes are listed as being from season 4.

    Hulu has Chopped episodes listed for streaming from seasons 26 through 41. I don't know if the seasons are complete.

    There is also a streaming service for cable subscribers of the Food Network (food network go). I haven't tried it.
     
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  20. Aragorn

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    Longer version of Super Bowl ad.