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Disney+ Streaming Service (Official What? No! Thread)

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by DaveF, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Todd Erwin

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    Things are still not normal on Disney+, especially with The Mandalorian.

    On my Rokus, the episodes playback in Dolby Atmos, but only in 5.1 on both my Apple TV and Fire TV Stick 4K.
     
  2. TonyD

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    I get an Atmos notice on screen for everything but Mando.

    Is athat supposed to be Atmos too?
    This is on my Roku tv and Atv4K
     
  3. Todd Erwin

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    Like I said, Mandalorian shows and plays back in Atmos on my Roku Streaming Stick+ and Roku Premiere, but only DD+ 5.1 on my Fire Stick 4K and 5.1 on my ATV4K.
     
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    Same here on my ATV4K. 5.1 only. :(
     
  5. Adam Lenhardt

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    Just registered, having taken advantage of the one year free offer for new LG OLED TV purchases.

    I'm going to bed, so I haven't had a chance to dig into the service itself yet.

    But my first complaint is that there's no option to associate devices with your account using an activation code on a website. With the other streaming devices, I can activate in a matter of seconds on my PC or phone. With this, I had to laboriously enter my email address and password using my remote to login.
     
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    I was going to make a joke about taking a nap after that laborious activity but you did that for me.
     
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  7. Josh Steinberg

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    It’s surprisingly clunky in ways that you’d expect them to have anticipated and dealt with. And I’m sure one day they will be. But these little things have been industry standard for some time so it’s just unexpected to see them debuting a service with what almost seems like yesterday’s off-the-rack leftovers for software.
     
  8. John*Wells

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    I got my wish. I see on my phone app that there are now categories and lists.
     
  9. TonyD

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    Looks exactly the same on
    My iPhone app as it has all along.
     
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    On Apple TV, when you go to sign in it says that you can use the app on your phone to log in. This wasn't working correctly for the first week or so but, I used it last weekend at my parents house. Just had both the Apple TV app and the app on my iPhone open, both on the same network, at it auto detected my phone and logged in the Apple TV. So that feature is working now and was one of the easiest Apple TV sign ins yet. Didn't even have to push a button in the app on my phone.
     
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    Same here, I don't see any changes and yes, my app is up to date.
     
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    I'm just finishing now the 3rd episode of The Imagineering Story. The story of Disneyland Paris was even more dramatic than I knew. Good stuff for Disney fans.
     
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    I'm absolutely loving The Imagineering Story. As you wrote, these episodes are great for Disney fans (I'm a Canadian annual passholder so sadly I don't get down to the parks as much as I'd like--this show has been a nice treat in between trips).
     
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    I am watching Star Wars. Wondering if they will put the original releases of the original trilogy up. The ones without the enhanced effects
     
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    Doubtful, but we can certainly hope.
     
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    I purchased them on DVD years ago and I watch them every now and again. I am surprised they’re not on there
     
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    I'm not!
     
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    I'm watching right now the Ice Cream episode of The World According to Jeff Goldblum. Some of it is funny! It's a lightweight show, but nice background stuff.
     
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    I'm glad to have the Disney animated shorts that we have on Disney+, but obviously there are a lot that are missing. In the decades section the shorts start with Steamboat Willie from 1928, but then the next cartoon is Santa's Workshop from 1932. During the years 1929, 1930, and 1931 Disney made around 20 cartoons a year:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Walt_Disney_Animation_Studios_short_films

    From the old DVD sets I've seen maybe a dozen of the cartoons from these three years, and as most of you know they vary in quality, and can sometimes to be a bit repetitive. But some are still quite imaginative and fun, and they show the growing skill and quality that slowly developed from Steamboat Willie. It's probably unrealistic to think we'll ever get all of these cartoons restored in HD, because that would be pretty expensive. But I would hope that we could at least get at least 3 or 4 of the best cartoons of the 20 made each year.

    Starting in 1937—with the creation of Daffy Duck—often Warner Bros cartoons were funnier than Disney shorts, but in terms of animation artistry Disney was always way ahead. For proof, check out the details of the animation in Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Mickey Mouse's Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Lonesome Ghosts (1937), etc. A lot of the animation on these cartoons is outstanding and imaginative—and they are still quite funny at times. The selection at Disney+ gets better in the middle and late 1930s, and into the 1940s, but there are still quite a few cartoons that are missing. I hope at some point we'll get some more.

    And it would be even more fun if Disney+ commissioned some new hand-drawn animated cartoon shorts, or even a full-length movie.
     
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    Have you watched the New MM cartoons from the series that started about 4 years ago.
    I love them. I think they’re imaginative and smart and funny.
    I’ve enjoyed them much more then any of the old original animated Disney Shorts.
     
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