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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Cord Cutting
« Reply #325: March 09, 2021, 03:24:30 PM »
Not surprising now that they are routing marvel and star wars through it

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« Reply #326: March 09, 2021, 05:30:15 PM »
Disney + passed the 100M subscriber mark in 16 months.
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« Reply #327: March 20, 2021, 08:36:00 AM »
They have removed the MLB app from my third generation Apple TV. YouTube also. NBCSports disappeared a couple months ago.

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« Reply #328: March 20, 2021, 08:45:27 AM »
They have removed the MLB app from my third generation Apple TV. YouTube also. NBCSports disappeared a couple months ago.

Can they be added back in?

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« Reply #330: March 20, 2021, 10:06:11 AM »
Not that I can figure out.

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/03/02/mlb-app-removed-on-third-gen-apple-tv/

I bought my Apple TV a year ago. I don't know what gen it is but it's 4k/64 GB and I have MLB and youtube on it.

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« Reply #331: March 20, 2021, 01:37:38 PM »
I bought my Apple TV a year ago. I don't know what gen it is but it's 4k/64 GB and I have MLB and youtube on it.
That would be 4th generation.  Mine is probably 8 years old.  Out of date.  Much like me. 

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« Reply #332: March 20, 2021, 01:38:44 PM »
That would be 4th generation.  Mine is probably 8 years old.  Out of date.  Much like me. 

FWIW, the Apple TV app now runs on Roku.

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« Reply #333: March 20, 2021, 02:23:16 PM »
That would be 4th generation.  Mine is probably 8 years old.  Out of date.  Much like me. 

A pension and both of you getting SS. Costco.com and you’ll be living the dream.

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« Reply #334: March 20, 2021, 02:28:31 PM »
A pension and both of you getting SS. Costco.com and you’ll be living the dream.
I hate not being able to use a device that is working fine.

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« Reply #335: March 20, 2021, 03:03:42 PM »
I hate not being able to use a device that is working fine.

Sell the old one on FB marketplace and treat yourself to a new 4k TV and Apple TV box.  :money:

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« Reply #336: March 20, 2021, 06:28:21 PM »
Or don't buy Apple products :stir:

Just kidding - sadly "planned obscolescence" is baked into pretty much everything these days.

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« Reply #337: March 20, 2021, 07:24:54 PM »
I hate not being able to use a device that is working fine.
Buy a ROKU. Get all the streaming services.

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« Reply #338: March 20, 2021, 07:47:25 PM »
Buy a ROKU. Get all the streaming services.
I got the Apple TV previously because it's easier to connect other things from my lap top and phone such as pics but I really don't use them that much.  So I may just go with something cheaper.  Or just watch on my laptop. 

Offline GataNats

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Re: Cord Cutting
« Reply #339: March 21, 2021, 01:26:52 AM »
Roku is absolute garbage.   Stay with Apple

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #340: March 21, 2021, 08:10:41 AM »
Roku is absolute garbage.   Stay with Apple
What issues do you have?

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #341: March 21, 2021, 08:12:05 AM »
What issues do you have?

They have the same issues of Apple. It’s not so much planned obsolescence of older units as inadequate DRM to appease streaming services

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« Reply #342: March 21, 2021, 08:39:30 AM »
I spent the big bucks on Apple TV for 1 reason and 1 reason only - it was to watch Limbaugh do his radio show. But now that he's gone to that big radio station in the sky it doesn't do anything different for me that an Amazon firestick does.

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« Reply #343: March 21, 2021, 10:56:29 AM »
Roku is absolute garbage.   Stay with Apple

My experience says otherwise :shrug:

They have the same issues of Apple. It’s not so much planned obsolescence of older units as inadequate DRM to appease streaming services

I have yet to be unable to watch anything on either of my Roku devices.

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« Reply #344: March 21, 2021, 11:25:44 AM »
I have about six year old Roku stick that works fine, and a newer one. No issues.

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #345: March 21, 2021, 12:51:29 PM »
My experience says otherwise :shrug:

I have yet to be unable to watch anything on either of my Roku devices.

Netflix is dropping support for the oldest devices

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/11/20960441/netflix-ditching-old-roku-devices-because-of-drm

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Re: Cord Cutting
« Reply #346: March 21, 2021, 01:41:53 PM »
I spent the big bucks on Apple TV for 1 reason and 1 reason only - it was to watch Limbaugh do his radio show. But now that he's gone to that big radio station in the sky it doesn't do anything different for me that an Amazon firestick does.

I’ve found that MLB.tv performs much better on a current-generation Apple TV device (we have two of those) than it does on a Fire Stick or Fire Cube (we have three of those).

My wife likes the Amazon remote a lot better than the Apple remote, and I can’t say as I blame her there. Fast-forwarding, in particular, is a nuisance with the Apple remote's touchpad.

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« Reply #347: March 21, 2021, 03:13:41 PM »
Netflix is dropping support for the oldest devices

https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/11/20960441/netflix-ditching-old-roku-devices-because-of-drm

Troll answer: good thing I don't use Netflix (runner up: "so like I said, no problem watching anything on any of my devices")

Serious answer:

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Last month, old Roku streaming box owners received some bad news as Netflix revealed it would no longer stream on pre-2011 Roku devices after Dec. 1.

9 years out of a commodity device is pretty damn good these days (It's also not a Roku issue so much as it is a Netflix business decision). Hardly a reason to exhibit such hostility to the entire brand (though we don't know what Gata's reasons are).

Offline HalfSmokes

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« Reply #348: March 21, 2021, 03:18:04 PM »
Troll answer: good thing I don't use Netflix

Serious answer:

9 years out of a commodity device is pretty damn good these days (It's also not a Roku issue so much as it is a Netflix business decision). Hardly a reason to exhibit such hostility to the entire brand (though we don't know what Gata's reasons are).

:shrug: Netflix is a pretty common app and the oldest devices are getting dropped. For people who were among the early cord cutters, those are the rokus they have- it’s not like they break, the one you buy in 2010 probably still works in 2021

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« Reply #349: March 21, 2021, 03:19:04 PM »
:shrug: Netflix is a pretty common app and the oldest devices are getting dropped. For people who were among the early cord cutters, those are the rokus they have- it’s not like they break, the one you buy in 2010 probably still works in 2021

It's not like that's exclusive to Roku, nor does it have any bearing on my rebuttal.  People who cut the cord in 2010 and people who don't upgrade their devices for 10 years have a laughably small overlap.  Nevermind that entry level Rokus are cheap as dirt.  If someone buys into a halo-tier technology product expecting it to last forever then I don't know what to say.