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CBS All Access - Stereo Only?

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Todd Erwin, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Message #41 of 50 Jan 31, 2020
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    Todd Erwin

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    If you page back and read some of my early comments, one of the reps I spoke with seemed completely happy with the built in speakers on her TV. And that may be where part of the problem lies, reps who are not at all tech savvy. Hulu is the opposite - the reps I spoke with seemed genuinely concerned that their 5.1 device support rollout had been incredibly slow.
     
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    Mind if I ask what generation Firestick are you using? I'm using the latest generation 4K and definitely not getting 5.1 pass through on any CBS All Access content. I get DD 5.1 on Netflix, Prime and other Prime Channels so its not an equipment problem. Are you sure you're getting true 5.1 pass through and not just an up-mix by your receiver? It's driving me nuts I can't get this to work!
     
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    The app on Fire Sticks is stereo (again), but if you subscribe using Amazon Channels, it's 5.1. What I dislike about Amazon Channels is that it locks you into watching CBS All Access only through a Fire device.
     
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    Seriously? What a load of crap!
     
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    Wow, it would never have occurred to me that signing up through the CBS app on Firestick resulted in different audio capabilities than signing up through Prime Channels on Firestick. You are absolutely correct. I cancelled my current subscription and resubscribed through Prime Channels and 5.1 works as expected. You likely saved me a lot of time and frustration - thanks!!
     
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    I don't use a Fire device. I use the Prime Video app on Roku.
     
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    I have CBSAA through Prime, and I can watch it via the Prime app on my AppleTV4K.

    In terms of having differing A/V capabilities for the same service when accessed via different devices, I would concur that the entire streaming space is somewhat of a shitshow at present.
     
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    I agree with you but this is differences on the SAME device depending upon your entry point to sign up!
     
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    CBS All Access is free for 30 days with code GIFT until 4/23
     
  10. Message #50 of 50 Mar 24, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Got a strange warning on my Fire Stick the other day, asking me to free up some storage for a better screensaver experience (the screensaver was a blank screen with text rather than the usual nice vistas and ads. I found out that the CBS All Access app was hogging just over 1 gig of data in its cache!
     

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