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Brave Ulysses
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2020-10-20, 12:39

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Just like with Beats One (now split into multiple stations), I don't think having one video station with all the genres is a winning concept.
Agreed.... it seems very uncreative to just put a live feed of music videos and not leverage anything modern..... custom curated live feed based on your music library and interests.
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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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2020-10-20, 12:51

I didn't realize it was going to be all genres at once. Are they going to have Headbanger's Ball and force it to happen in the wee hours of the morning?

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Brave Ulysses
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2020-10-20, 13:59

What is going on with Apple One? No firm release date. And now that they are extending Apple TV+ subscriptions for free into next year, how might that impact Apple One? Why pay for Apple One if you are still getting TV+ for free?
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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2020-10-20, 14:18

I'm dumping Apple TV+ as soon as my free runs out, I have no use for Apple Music or Apple News or Apple Arcade.

Hell, I'm trying to figure out why I should pay Apple for any of those things.

Nothing compelling in there at all, other than Ted Lasso, which I've seen all of, and is not worth the subscription.

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2020-10-21, 06:36

I've had Apple TV+ since the beginning and I watched like 1 or 2 episodes of that Jason Mamoa show. Even at $5, it's not worth it for me. I have heard Ted Lasso is good though. Might watch that.

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2020-10-21, 07:07

I think there's a fair amount of good stuff. Enough for $5/mo? I dunno. But hardly nothing.

Loved For All Mankind, liked The Morning Show more than I'd expected. Both had a bit of a slow start.

Defending Jacob's pacing was off. Seems like they decided last-minute between making it a movie, a series, and (finally) a mini-series — the last episode seemed to suddenly build up to an entire second season that presumably isn't planned.

Watched a few episodes of Little America and enjoyed those.

Watched Trying. A bit meh.
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2020-10-21, 10:48

I started See, didn't work for me. I started For All Mankind, didn't work for me. Ted Lasso was awesome, and both my wife and I loved it, but it's done now. Long Way Up has become a bit too predictable and boring, but I'll finish it out. Long Way Round was beautiful, and still one of the best docu-series I've ever seen. But Long Way Up is just too … been there done that. The Morning Show doesn't interest me in the slightest. None of the Oprah crap or that other stuff interests me. I've watched a few trailers for curiosity's sake, and nothing is taking hold. Greyhound was good but not great. There is just not enough in there to keep me around. Rumors of the Hanks/Spielberg 8th Air Force series would get my 5 bucks/month, but otherwise I won't even be back for Ted Lasso season 2.

Too much stabbing around in the dark, chucking things at the wall. I don't spend enough time in front of the tube to just toss money at it for no good reason.

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2020-11-06, 09:27

Funny you mentioned Long Way Up. I'm in the exact same boat. At this point they are doing everything I expect. The overdone drama is annoying to me actually. Crap happens we get it, but do you need to show their down face with a few seconds of crappy music and even slow the speed down?

On another note, with the bundles live I still can't bring myself to go for them. I actually found I totally enjoyed Apple Music when Verizon gave it to me. That time using it is the biggest selling point they have for me. I'm just not sure I want to pay $15 a month for my family to use it. On top of that, I do plan for my family to get Fitness+ but for the annual fee separate from a bundle. I did order a couple of HomePod Minis though. Music could be nice through them... though currently we use Plex and Sonos so I'm not sure how that arrangement is going to morph.

I like the idea of Apple Arcade, just not willing to pay $5 a month for it still. $30 a month for my family just seems so high to be renting services.

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2020-12-08, 20:38

Fitness+ releases on the 14th. It will be interesting to see how that actually works out in real life for my family. I'm glad I get the trial to find out.

Apple is also giving me a 90 trial to Apple Arcade now thanks to something I bought recently. I guess I'll give it a try, I don't expect to keep paying for it though.

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2020-12-14, 14:09

iOS 14.3 is out with the updates for Fitness+ and AirPods Max. I'm downloading now but already worked out today.
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2020-12-14, 20:33

MacRumors said it was supposed to install the Fitness app on iPhones with the 14.3 update but I didn't get it. Is that because I don't have a watch, so it just left it out accordingly?

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2020-12-14, 21:57

The Fitness app (née Activity) isn’t new and only appears if you have a Watch. The Fitness+ tab inside it is new.
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2020-12-14, 21:59

Apple a day late and a dollar short on that forefront
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2020-12-15, 10:13

You know, I bet there area ton of families out there that will just blindly sign up for the $30 a month plan so they have the options. I'm still looking at just doing Fitness+ annually, but I haven't started my trial yet. We ended up spending most of the evening getting devices updated between the Watches and phones and such. I haven't even checked my AppleTVs to see if they updated.

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turtle
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2021-01-15, 15:36

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As first reported by 9to5Mac, any trial that previously would’ve expired from February to June of 2021 will now expire in July instead.
AppleTV+ free even longer. Seems like it sucks and they are trying to hold out hope that it will be better. At least Apple isn't forcing people to pay for it even though it sucks. I mean, there are good things on it but not worth $5 a month.

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kscherer
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2021-01-15, 15:40

If a person had not seen The Long Way Round, then I would say there are two shows on Apple TV+ worth watching: That, and Ted Lasso.
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turtle
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2021-01-15, 15:44

I thought it was Long Way Up... Is Round available too?

*scurries off to check*

Edit: Oooo.... Round and Down are available! I have something new to watch now!
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2021-01-15, 15:52

Long Way Round is brilliant. Long Way Down is good. Long Way Up was the worst of the three, but had some nice moments. Just too much artificial drama. The first one had its drama, but it was real drama, and well-styled. The last was just manufactured drama, because they really had very few problems, but seemed to feel like they needed problems in order for the show to be interesting. It really did detract from the final product.

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2021-01-15, 15:56

Oh, then I should really enjoy the others. That drama sucked. It really did make watching it a chore. I'm looking forward to seeing the other series now.
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