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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2023, 04:09:02 PM »
Rokus are great for users that are eager to sell all their personal data (for the privilege of using shitty second class streaming stick technology cheaply) to giant Chinese data mining operations.

Same folks that have no qualms with clicking on and sharing AMP links on message boards I guess.   :dunno:

I am definitely team IC on this one.  AppleTV is the only streaming device I would feel comfortable using.

(I have heard that people really love the Nvidia Shield too...but it uses the same android backend that fire stick/chromecast devices uses which...kinda sketchy IMO)

Passranch I have to ask, do you have a flip phone or straight talk. They already have all your info  :horrorsurprise:

This is an expected response, and it is true that an online life is subject to data mining...it is unavoidable.  But some devices are much much worse than others in regards to what they do with your data.

According to this report, AppleTV is the only device that earned a Pass rating when it comes to data privacy. 
https://iapp.org/media/pdf/resource_center/privacy_of_streaming_apps_and_devices_watching_tv_that_watches_us.pdf

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"Apple says they don't sell users' data to third parties, don't display targeted advertisements, and don't track users on other apps and services across the internet."

"Roku says they sell users' data to third parties, target users with advertisements, and track users on other apps and services across the internet."

For some, or maybe even most, that doesn't matter.  But to me at least, that's worth the extra $80 or so in price to not have my data sold to third parties.  Even if Apple is lying through their teeth (which they probably aren't) and they do sell my data, it still has by far the best UI and hardware on the market today, so my experience is better and that's worth it.

Roku says they sell users' data to third parties, target users with advertisements, and track users on other apps and services across the internet.

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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2023, 05:19:27 PM »
Who GAF if they sell your data to get more targeted advertising. 
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« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2023, 05:20:41 PM »
Targeted advertising rules
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« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2023, 05:23:20 PM »
No I’d rather see crap I have no interest in because I stonewalled their asses behind my superior firewall, lmao
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« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2023, 10:55:34 PM »
I just tried to fire up some firefly lane on Netflix and Roku boned me again :angry:

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« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2023, 10:57:12 PM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?

The cost is 4 to 5 times more.

Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product

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« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2023, 11:46:22 PM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?

The cost is 4 to 5 times more.

Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
If you don’t like their shitty ass phones, you probably won’t like the Apple TV either.  That said, I have issues with Rokus dropping signal all the time. Never had that issue with Apple.  I like how it will let me know when a new episode of a show I’m watching is available. Works with multiple streaming services, but not Netflix.  The 4K screensavers look amazing.  We 2 Apple TV boxes, 4 Rokus and 2 Fire TVs.


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« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2023, 09:01:15 AM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?

The cost is 4 to 5 times more.

Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
We 2 Apple TV boxes, 4 Rokus and 2 Fire TVs.


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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2023, 09:21:36 AM »
I get wanting high level data protection on your phone. Our entire lives are on there.  I don’t get being upset about the OTT box sharing data. Feels like much ado about nothing.
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« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2023, 10:01:04 AM »
this is a very specific to me problem because my dog ate my volume remote, but netflix on roku is horrifying because if you hover for more than half a second on a title, it blasts a preview or clip at you and there's no way to turn it off afaik


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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2023, 10:47:52 AM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?
Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
Can you play beer pong via a text message with your brother while holding a conversation who is three states away with an android? I don't think so!  :emawkid:
The cost is 4 to 5 times more.
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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2023, 11:09:55 AM »
Greg you really mumped up that quote, and it took me a while to figure out what the hell happened.
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2023, 12:29:53 PM »
Greg you really mumped up that quote, and it took me a while to figure out what the hell happened.
I sorta fixed it. My B.  :runaway:
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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2023, 12:41:24 PM »
I pay $5 a month for the PBS streaming app solely for unlimited on demand access to all the Ken Burns documentaries

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« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2023, 12:48:15 PM »
I pay $5 a month for the PBS streaming app solely for unlimited on demand access to all the Ken Burns documentaries
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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2023, 12:58:24 PM »
I pay $5 a month for the PBS streaming app solely for unlimited on demand access to all the Ken Burns documentaries
PBS app is a great app and value. I like it mostly for all of the Masterpiece programs from Britain that you can access.

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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2023, 01:01:37 PM »
I pay $5 a month for the PBS streaming app solely for unlimited on demand access to all the Ken Burns documentaries

All of them are available to stream?

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Re: What streaming services do you have and how much do you like them?
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2023, 01:22:04 PM »
This could just be a me problem, but anytime I pause an episode of a show on Apple+ (Samsung smart tv), when I go back to watch it, it starts it from the beginning.  Not cool.

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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2023, 01:51:41 PM »
Probably something Apple is doing on purpose to eff over Samsung.

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« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2023, 02:14:57 PM »
I pay $5 a month for the PBS streaming app solely for unlimited on demand access to all the Ken Burns documentaries

All of them are available to stream?
ALL OF THEM

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« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2023, 02:23:36 PM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?
Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
Can you play beer pong via a text message with your brother while holding a conversation who is three states away with an android? I don't think so!  :emawkid:
The cost is 4 to 5 times more.

You definitely didn't fix the quote, you gotta remove the last block quote. Second of all, playing beer pong via text message sounds completely made up and odd.

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« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2023, 03:22:28 PM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?
Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
You definitely didn't fix the quote, you gotta remove the last block quote. Second of all, playing beer pong via text message sounds completely made up and odd.
https://gamepigeonapp.com/ it's not made up its real. Also has battleship and pool. Archery is another crowd fav.
Can you play beer pong via a text message with your brother while holding a conversation who is three states away with an android? I don't think so!  :emawkid:
The cost is 4 to 5 times more.
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« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2023, 03:27:07 PM »
:lol:
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« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2023, 03:29:18 PM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?
Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
You definitely didn't fix the quote, you gotta remove the last block quote. Second of all, playing beer pong via text message sounds completely made up and odd.
https://gamepigeonapp.com/ it's not made up its real. Also has battleship and pool. Archery is another crowd fav.
Can you play beer pong via a text message with your brother while holding a conversation who is three states away with an android? I don't think so!  :emawkid:
The cost is 4 to 5 times more.

Here you go, Mongoloids.

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« Reply #74 on: May 11, 2023, 09:49:07 AM »
Apple TV is the best streaming device and it's not even close.

Why do you think they only have 12% market share?
Consider me skeptical.
So are their shitty ass phones but sycophants will still try to convince everyone that they're a superior product
You definitely didn't fix the quote, you gotta remove the last block quote. Second of all, playing beer pong via text message sounds completely made up and odd.
https://gamepigeonapp.com/ it's not made up its real. Also has battleship and pool. Archery is another crowd fav.
Can you play beer pong via a text message with your brother while holding a conversation who is three states away with an android? I don't think so!  :emawkid:
The cost is 4 to 5 times more.
Will eff the HTML up however I plz thx
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