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Yeah, there's very little on there for me. I want to finally watch Endgame and don't want to spend £13.99 on it so will watch it with the 7 day trial and cancel.

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11 hours ago, HarryBizzle said:

Yeah, there's very little on there for me. I want to finally watch Endgame and don't want to spend £13.99 on it so will watch it with the 7 day trial and cancel.

 

If you haven't seen Endgame by now I honestly don't think Disney+ will ever be for you.

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20 minutes ago, drmick said:

 

If you haven't seen Endgame by now I honestly don't think Disney+ will ever be for you.


It’s not that I don’t want to watch it, it’s just fitting in a 3 hour movie with two young kids and a busy schedule.

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3 hours ago, HarryBizzle said:

It’s not that I don’t want to watch it, it’s just fitting in a 3 hour movie with two young kids and a busy schedule.

 

I'm exactly the same. In fact I'm about 12 Marvel films behind across the series (haven't seen Infinity War either for example).

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I think the takeaway from this conversation is, having kids is a terrible idea. 

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13 hours ago, Treble said:

I think the takeaway from this conversation is, having kids is a terrible idea. 

 

On the flip side, my 9 year old hasn't seen many of the Marvel films yet and she wants to see them all so we've been working through them one by one. But Sky movies dont have them all so we'll use Disney + to continue the viewing order.

 

I'm going to make all the kids watch the Clone Wars from the very beginning too. They don't know this yet.

 

So yeah, I'm essentially using my kids as an excuse to get Disney +. 

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Disney and Sky have confirmed a deal, with the Disney+ app appearing on SkyQ boxes, like Netflix. It'll also be on NowTV, but it sounds like not immediately but in the coming months.

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On 25/02/2020 at 14:41, McCoy said:

It looks like Simpsons will not be part of Disney+ although the quote is not conclusive:

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-simpsons-season-31-sky-one-disney-plus-fox-watch-a9355721.html

 

 

The headline does not exactly match the quote.  No one expected Simpsons to leave Sky but the on-demand rights were open to debate.  The answer given does not really clarify the ondemand aspect any further. 

 

Presumably whatever deal Sky have with Disney re The Simpsons it precludes Disney putting it on any streaming platform in the UK.

 

Or... maybe not:
 

 

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With the announcement of D+ on Sky, Sky said they still have The Simpsons on a "co-exclusive" basis. But nobody seemed to know what that meant. Was it with D+ or referring to Channel 4 also airing it? That looks like an answer.

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Ooh.  It is sad but the Simpsons available for streaming may tempt me!

 

And yes, I imagine the deal with Sky included some provisions for the Simpsons to be on Disney+.

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2 hours ago, JohnC said:

With the announcement of D+ on Sky, Sky said they still have The Simpsons on a "co-exclusive" basis. But nobody seemed to know what that meant. Was it with D+ or referring to Channel 4 also airing it? That looks like an answer.

 

I presume the former.  Basically Sky already have it (not streaming but still...) so if they get Disney+ they can argue that they still have The Simpsons and make everyone not on Sky have to sign up to Sky to see it, still.

 

EDIT: Or The Simpsons streaming is coming to Disney+... but only if you're also a Sky subscriber (and even then maybe only if you're a Sky subscriber with a very particular package).

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Don't care about new Simpsons but if that has every episode of classic Simpsons then I'm much more interested in subscribing.

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11 hours ago, Iain said:

Don't care about new Simpsons but if that has every episode of classic Simpsons then I'm much more interested in subscribing.

As a Dutch subscriber, I can confirm it has every season of the Simpsons, including the good ones. BUT they're all in widescreen, which is achieved by mindlessly cutting the top and bottom of the screen which looks fucking terrible and completely ruins some jokes because the visual punchline isn't visible anymore. I complained about this on here before and somebody linked to an article which reported that Disney was going to fix it sometime eventually.

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I don't understand why it's so hard to produce 4:3 episode in 4:3 format on a 16:9 broadcast?  Time and time again I see broadcasters fail to do it properly - funnily enough it's either Sky or Channel 4 that do this with the early The Simpsons episodes right now.

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8 minutes ago, Smoothy said:

I don't understand why it's so hard to produce 4:3 episode in 4:3 format on a 16:9 broadcast?  Time and time again I see broadcasters fail to do it properly - funnily enough it's either Sky or Channel 4 that do this with the early The Simpsons episodes right now.

Up until Disney+ took over, the Simpsons were streamed on a different platform on which the viewer could select 16:9 or 4:3 when watching an older episode. The work has already been done, the digitized versions are all available in both formats, and someone already designed an interface that allows users to select either aspect ratio. Disney+, at this point, is the Stadia of video streaming. The platform simply needed more work and a fuckton more new content before it was ready for launch.

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Just now, Mr. Gerbik said:

Up until Disney+ took over, the Simpsons were streamed on a different platform on which user could select 16:9 or 4:3 when watching an older episode.

 

*shudder* 

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The Simpsons has some great commentary tracks available, it would be nice if they were introduced to the service as added value. 

 

I won't hold my breath but quality of life improvements like that would make any streaming service stand out from the rest. Why commentary tracks are not available for all streaming services is a weird one, surely it is just another audio track you can choose, like choosing to listen in a different language.  Can't be that hard. 

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39 minutes ago, McCoy said:

The Simpsons has some great commentary tracks available, it would be nice if they were introduced to the service as added value. 

 

I won't hold my breath but quality of life improvements like that would make any streaming service stand out from the rest. Why commentary tracks are not available for all streaming services is a weird one, surely it is just another audio track you can choose, like choosing to listen in a different language.  Can't be that hard. 

 

I always wanted to do a Spotify-style app that had nothing but movie and TV commentaries. License a bunch of ones from OOP discs, make new exclusive ones, have a UGC section where people can upload their own commentaries, let companies put current ones on etc. You'd be able to either cue them up to fit the movie, or just listen to them like podcasts. I think I'm the only person that's weird enough to subscribe to something like that though, so God knows how you'd monetize it. 

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On 29/02/2020 at 21:14, Treble said:

I think the takeaway from this conversation is, having kids is a terrible idea. 


These guts haven’t figured out their kids should be watching these movies too? 

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So what is special about having Disney+ on SkyQ versus just downloading the Disney+ app onto a SmartTV?

 

Is there some kind of combined search or planner across non-Sky apps on SkyQ? Maybe the ability to record from those apps too?

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Just now, BongoInferno said:

So what is special about having Disney+ on SkyQ versus just downloading the Disney+ app onto a SmartTV?

 

Is there some kind of combined search or planner across non-Sky apps on SkyQ? Maybe the ability to record from those apps too?

 

Look at the way SkyQ handles netflix (it's fantastic).

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1 hour ago, gooner4life said:

 

Look at the way SkyQ handles netflix (it's fantastic).

 

I don't have SkyQ... how does it handle it?

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7 hours ago, probotector said:

These guts haven’t figured out their kids should be watching these movies too? 

 

To be fair mine is only 4 and I’ve got him fairly Spider-Man obsessed already. I’m working on it! :)

 

3 hours ago, BongoInferno said:

I don't have SkyQ... how does it handle it?

It’s all integrated into the EPG so your get things merged into suggested ‘you might like’ or genre type selections and on things like your ‘continue watching’ list alongside broadcast content you have been viewing. It basically puts everything in one place you are aren’t having to service swap all the time to browse lists and watch content. I certainly wouldn’t call it a killer reason to get SkyQ on its own, but it’s a nice to have.

 

 

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Can I ask a dumb question... If you get Sky Q, does Netflix come rolled into the cost of it, or do you need to pay for a separate subscription to that too?

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You can get Ultimate On Demand which includes Netflix, but you are still paying for it though.  Think it saves you about 4 quid a month over a stand alone Netflix sub.

 

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mostly the same - they haven't listed any of the fox touchstone)  movies that will also be available (avatar, home alone, willow etc..)

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