Warner Archive Instant "relaunch"

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  1. Paul Penna

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    Their Facebook page has been talking about this and posting a link that has you sign up for an access code to view a preview or beta version. Apparently that's not quite ready to roll yet either. That's all I've been able to find out.

    Here's the link to get the access code. As I said, they're not sending those out yet.

    https://www.warnerarchive.com
     
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    This is great! They do however need to move the Warner Archive purchase business into digital downloads or whatnot. They have discussed this in the past but when?
     
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    I would love them to go all in for digital downloads, especially for their animated titles. They have been adding a lot of their Hanna Barbera titles to iTunes recently, some in HD.
     
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    I got an invite to check out the revamped Warner Archive Instant, but when I got there I found a redesigned website and an announcement that the apps are also redesigned. But I couldn't log in. It didn't recognize my password (which still worked on the old website even after my subscription lapsed) and when I went thru the "forgot password" rigamarole that didn't work either: it told me the reset password token was invalid. So I couldn't log in. Based on what I can see without logging in the selection looked just as threadbare as the last time I dropped in.
     
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    They need to rotate new titles more often. The same films run for months and months without new titles coming into the service. I'm paid through December and I will not renew.
     
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    Color me unimpressed. This seems to be live now, with an updated website and streaming apps. Selection seems just as limited, only now stuff is harder to find. No more browsing by decades on my Roku.
     
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    Last night I checked out the Roku app which has been revamped...but not for the better. To look at, say, Westerns you get the same faux-3D single horizontal line of titles that you find on those cheap PD-movie Roku channels. Only one title fully visible at a time. Click to move to the next title. Dozens of titles? Dozens of clicks. The original format was easier to negotiate.

    I could find nothing on the app that would direct me to tv shows. Some tv movies were interspersed with the theatrical films but I couldn't find any series episodes at all. Yet on the website there are several tv series shown with multiple episodes available to watch (e.g. Harry O, a handful of Surfside Six, etc). If they're available on the app I couldn't figure out where to find them.

    They revamped their apps only to make them clumsier and less intuitive.
     
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    Read this... I think it's fair to say that Roku is starting to show some cracks and the bigger competitors are catching up...

    http://www.techhive.com/article/3125510/smart-tv/roku-has-an-app-problem-but-its-working-on-solutions.html
     
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    Warner Archive Instant is running a 40% off special on this channel right now. They still give you the 30 day free trial with it.
    I couldn't justify $9.99 per month for this channel on my Roku with it's limited offerings (most of which I bought on DVD back when they used to put out those fantastic boxed sets) but am willing to give it a go for $4.99 per month billed annually.
    This might be of interest for those who were considering trying it out but were turned off by the price. Scroll to the bottom of page I linked to see offer.

    https://news.warnerarchive.com/the-classic-christmas-movie-we-bet-youve-never-seen-c16f24833940#.txiifnvjv
     

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