Do I have to turn closed captions on every time? Seems like I have to.
at this point yes. hopefully they will make a universal setting.
The problem is that when you go to sign up for "ad-free", there is a warning that not everything will be ad-free. So, it makes it pointless to sign up for ad-free if it truly isn't. There is a message that says that not all programs will be ad-free, which turned me off. It was more like, "why pay $5 for the ad-free version if it isn't ad-free." It's kind of misleading and the message stuck out like a sore thumb.
most of the episodes have a blurb that only one commercial will be shown. A movie i looked at had 3 commericals all 30 seconds.
Then, you're lucky. Peacock Premium is showing 60 second commercials and I'm getting a lot of them. I get Prime Video, I pay $5.99 per month and I get no commercials. There's also another problem with Peacock, whoever programmed the commercials into the service haphazardly fed the commercials into the content, where there should be a smooth transition from the part of the video to where the commercial breaks in. There is always around a five second gap where the commercial hangs at the beginning before it plays, like someone has it set on "pause" before it plays.
But, the biggest problem is that there is no option to set Peacock to default on "Browse" or "Channels". Instead, it's permanently set on "Trending", which is a large annoyance. It reminds me of those autoplay videos when you click on some news link. Yeah, in the time that it takes you to switch to another tab, the video starts autoplaying.
So far, I'm not impressed with the new streaming service.
The thing I have about Peacock is that the lack of a setting so that users can "set by default" either "Channels", "Trending" or "Browse". While I realize it may be set as "preview" for subscribers, I'm going to reserve my longstanding review until after it's all rolled out. Simply because the service is lacking such TV classics as "Six Million Dollar Man", "The Bionic Woman", "Simon and Simon", "Magnum P.I.", "Battlestar Galactica", "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", "Invisible Man (2000 Series)". These are shows from the 70's through the 2000's and are only a few.
Maybe someone from Comcast can answer the question about when we'll get more User Settings so we can bookmark/set certain functions that load up during the application start.
May 5 and still "coming soon."
use the voice remote and command "about". what is the model number to the right of "STB Version.."?
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