Daily Links and Deals: Apple launches Support App for iOS devices

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, November 9,  2016:

Electric Jukebox is a music streaming service that only works on your TV (The Verge) Here’s a perfect example of a response to disruptive technology aimed at people uncomfortable with streaming.

Why are Skype accounts getting hacked so easily? (The Verge) Doublecheck your Skype account to make sure you are protected against this, particularly if you had a password used on another site.

U.S. Copyright Office Seeks Additional Comments for Section 512 Study  (Infodocket) You can still give input on this important issue.

Google Safe Browsing will now label consistently harmful sites as ‘Repeat Offenders’ (9 to 5 Google) I think that this is a good thing, given the prevalence of phishing and malicious sites.

Apple launches Support App for iOS devices (Mashable) Finally, Apple quietly launches an official support app.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Winter Crown: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Elizabeth Chadwick.

In Today’s Deals, savings on select Stanley Products.

Amazon also has a great selection of Certified Refurbished devices available. These come with a full one-year warranty. You can find deals on Paperwhites ($80), a Kindle Voyage ($120) and the Amazon Echo ($120) here.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Making a Killing by John L. Hart, Olivia Rupprecht. The Romance Daily Find is Extreme Exposure by Alex Kingwell.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Girl with a Clock for a Heart: A Novel by Peter Swanson. The Extra Daily Deal is Saving Grace (Heart’s Haven Book 2) by Katie O’Connor.

You can buy 2, get 1 free and save on Fern Michaels’ holiday romance titles until November 30.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is still out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Postwar by Tony Judt.

Google Books has a selection of titles to make you laugh in its Humor Sale.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: The (updated) history of Android

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, November 2,  2016:

Apple is reportedly making Apple Music a little cheaper (The Next Web) There’s been some speculation that Amazon’s Music Unlimited pricing was going to drive streaming prices downward. Is this what we are seeing here? (And just for the record, pundits were betting that Apple wouldn’t play this game.)

Cord Cutters Are Finding Ways to Cope With Comcast’s Data Caps (Motherboard) Cord-cutting equals using more bandwidth. Data caps are a challenge – and it’s only going to get worse.

More websites were viewed on mobile devices and tablets than desktops for the first time ever this month (Quartz) We’ve officially tipped over into the mobile world….

How skinny will Hulu’s new bundle be? (Recode) Cord-cutters and cord-cutter hopefuls are waiting to hear about the lineup.

The (updated) history of Android (Ars Technica) Follow the endless iterations from Android 0.5 to Android 7 and beyond

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112) by Stephen King.

In Today’s Deals, save up to up to 40% off Philips Wake-Up Lights.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March. The Romance Daily Find is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Extra Daily Deal is Triple Play: A Boxed Set of Hot Baseball Romances by Mindy Klasky.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is currently out of stock.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss.

Google Books has a selection of Big Book Deals (books start at 99 cents).

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: We’re Not Ready for Online Voting

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, October 27,  2016:

Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so far (PC World) Some of these services are not available yet, but it looks like there will be more choices for cord cutting than ever.

London’s New Wi-Fi Kiosks Won’t Have Public Browsing Due to NYC’s Porn Problem (Motherboard) Guess who won;t be making that mistake again – and guess who suffers  for it?

BREAKING: Twitter is killing Vine (The Next Web) R.I.P. You can also read the notice from Vine’s blog on Medium here.

Google’s new art filters are like Prisma on steroids – but you can’t use them yet (The Next Web) I love Prisma, but I really want this!

FCC imposes ISP privacy rules and takes aim at mandatory arbitration (Ars Technica) Among other things, the FCC wants ISPs to to use opt-in mechanisms for sharing users’ information.

We’re Not Ready for Online Voting (Gizmodo) This subject has come up frequently during this election. This article looks at why we are still not there yet (unfortunately).

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Charming (Pax Arcana Book 1) by Elliott James.

In Today’s Deals, a Tripp Lite 1500VA UPS Back Up, AVR, LCD Display, 10 Outlets, 120V 900W, Tel & Coax Protection, USB (SMART1500LCDT). Also,  up to 50% Off American Tourister luggage sets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman. The Romance Daily Find is Primal Force (K-9 Rescue Series #3) by D. D. Ayres.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Miniaturist A Novel by Jessie Burton. The Extra Daily Deal is To Love a Cowboy: A Historical Western Duet, 2 complete novels by Patricia McLinn.

Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.

There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes This Side of Heaven by .Karen Kingsbury.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale: chills and thrills under $5.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Bookstagramming: It’s a thing

daily_links_1Today, a look at an the notion of posting book pictures on Instagram. Also, a lawsuit over manipulative upgrades to Windows 10, what Comcast thinks about streaming and a glimpse of how seductive (and dangerous) free Wi-Fi really is. In deals, Rock Band 4 bundles and savings on headphones.

Daily Links for Friday, July 29, 2016:

Comcast’s Still Not Sure There’s Any Money In This Whole “Streaming” Thing (The Consumerist) It seems abundantly clear that Comcast doesn’t get the whole streaming and cord-cutting thing….

Florida men sue Microsoft over ‘coerced’ upgrades to Windows 10 (Computer World) Is this going to have the impact of the Internet Explorer case? This will be an interesting one to watch.

Bookstagramming: It’s a thing (Crain’s Chicago Business) Even people who only read ebooks (like me) like pretty pictures of books. What’s not to love? PS: It doesn’t necessarily indicate digital fatigue.

The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi  (PC World) It might surprise you to see just how willing people are to contact to a free Wi-Fi spot….

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Bringing Delaney Home (A Cates Brothers Book) by Lee Kilraine.

In Today’s DealsRock Band 4 – Band In A Box Bundle and select AKG Over the Ear and JBL In-Ear Headphones.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Reawakened by Colleen Houck. The Romance Daily Find is Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Everything I Left Unsaid A Novel by M. O’Keefe. The Extra Daily Deal is Radio Shangri-La
What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Inc and others begin testing micropayments

daily_links_1Today, we have stories about recycling your Apple products, micropayments, alternatives to Wikipedia, the EU digital market, music streaming and more. And in the deals department, a 3D printer and horror book deals.

Daily Links for day, March 23, 2016:

The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Inc and others begin testing micropayments (Digiday) I have been watching Blendle for a while now. It will be interesting if this takes off.

Book lover found himself locked in public library (The Morning Call)Is this your fantasy or your nightmare? And, yeah, they talk about that Twilight Zone episode…

Wharton dropout creates Wikipedia alternative alongside Rap Genius co-founder ( The Daily Pennsylvanian) I am not a fan of Wikipedia and their policies, so I think alternatives are fantastic.

Europe wants an interoperable e-book market (Teleread) I keep asking this question: Do we live in a global economy or not? One Digital Market, right? Why is this so complicated.

Streaming Is Officially the Biggest Part of the Music Business, Which Wants YouTube to Pay Up (ReCode) Streaming is here to stay. You Tube may be the biggest of them all, but it pays artists the least.

How Much Money You’ll Make When You Recycle Through Apple’s Renew Program ((Lifehacker) You can sell some of your old stuff back to Apple for gift cards you can use to buy new stuff! (There is a George Carlin routine buried in here somewhere….)

App updates for publishing platform apps, and more (Talking New Media) Apple’s new IOS update caused a lot of apps to have issues.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Plague of the Undead (Deadlands) by Joe McKinney for $1.99.

In Today’s Deals, Amazon has a ROBO 3D R1 Plus Fully Assembled 3D Printer for $619.99.  This one is  8″ x 9″ x 10″ Maximum Build Dimensions, features 100 Micron Maximum Resolution, 1.75-mm ABS, PLA, T-Glase, Laywood, HIPS, and a Flexible Filament.  First time I have notice one of those as a deal of the day. How long before every home has one of these?

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Too Close To Me: The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Enemy Inside (Paul Madriani – Book #13) by Steve Martinifor 99 cents.

In other deals, continuing through March 28, Kobo is still featuring bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill for $3.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals: Which Generation is Most Distracted by Their Phones?

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, February 27, 2016:

Which Generation is Most Distracted by Their Phones? (Priceonomics) – No, it’s not who you think!

Read: The full run of If magazine, scanned at the Internet Archive (Boing Boing) – ALL OF THEM! ALL OF THEM! THEY HAVE ALL OF THEM!

National Library of Australia Releases 40,000 Hi-Res Public Domain Maps Online (Infodocket) – This is an amazing collection, especially if you are a map lover.

How to Stream Audiobooks and Podcasts From the Cloud on the iPad and iPhone (The Digital Reader)  – Great tips on how to stream from the cloud on IOS.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals features Oscar tie-ins at up to 80% off. Have a favorite? There are so many good ones: The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Life of Pi,  Mary Poppins, or maybe The Silence of the Lambs?

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente, Charlie Bowater for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Aching for Always by Gwyn Cready for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Room by Emma Donoghue for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick Mcgillian for $1.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: David Bowie wasn’t just an incredible artist, but a tech visionary too

Daily Links for day, January 11, 2016:

daily_links_1David Bowie wasn’t just an incredible artist, but a tech visionary too (Quartz) – R.I.P. to an amazing artist.

Amazon To Stream Obama’s Final State Of The Union; Lyrics Site Genius To Power Annonations (Techcrunch) – Clearly a paradigm shift on so many levels.

iOS 9.3 will turn down the blue light on your iPad to help you sleep (The Verge) – Interesting that of all the new features, it’s blue light that grabs the headline….

The dying technologies of 2016 (ComputerWorld)- There is so much new tech. But what about the old stuff?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Gerald Posner for $2.99.  There also still have over 1000 titles for up to 85% off and 50 Kindle Book Deals for $2 Each.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert for $1.99. B & N is also having a Dark & Twisty Romance Sale featuring titles priced at up to 75% off.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower for $1.99 It is also the last day for the New Reads for the New Year! Buy One, Get One FREE and the 30% Off Sale on Select eBook Box Sets with Promo Code: BOX30 promotions.

Still no update of iTunes’s Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 deals. 😦

Google Books has a selection of mysteries on sale called Cozy crimes under $5.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: Weekend Edition

daily_links_1This weekend’s interesting article finds:

The Smartphone Lifetime Challenge (ReCode) _ The future of the smartphone market may be driven not by innovation, but by how often we choose to upgrade our devices.

Reservoir Devs: Why apps really hit iOS before Android (The Next Web) – As an Android owner, I always get frustrated by the IOS-first tendency for apps. This is an interesting look at why.

Streaming TV Isn’t Just a New Way to Watch. It’s a New Genre. (NYT) – Fascinating article that looks at the evolution of how we are watching.

Abbott and Costello heirs lose copyright suit against Broadway play over ‘Who’s on First’ bit (USA News) – What? Is it any wonder we are confused about what constitutes fair use?

The Evolution of Autoplay (Nieman Lab) – A look at that feature we all love to hate…

Decode those weird symbols on the back of your phone (CNET) – We see these all the time, but do you know what they mean?

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

 

 

Daily Links: The Secret in the Old VCR Tapes

daily_links_1Today’s interesting links and finds:

The Secret in the Old VCR Tapes (ReCode) – This speaks on so many levels. With rapidly changing technology, who do we entrust our memories to?

No headphone jack? Some tech writers can’t imagine it (Talking New Media) – Are plug-in headphones going the way of the CD and DVD drive?

Town that has no cell phone service loses its primary Internet provider (Ars Technica) – Disconnected. This is truly terrifying.

Why We Need a Streaming Service for News (Media Shift) – Is this really the next logical evolution of news?

Amazon’s Fire tablets now have a blue light filter to help you sleep after nighttime reading (The Next Web) – The latest update to the Fire aims to make it easier to read at night on a backlit device.

Deals and Finds of the Day:

On the Kindle Daily Deals pages, Amazon has several lists of booksin the history, mystery, thriller and sci-fi and fantesy genres that are reduced in price through December 31, 2015.  I found a book on Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting in the history category.

Barnes and Noble has 19 Christmas-themed romances and mysteries for the Nook Daily Find.

Kobo has The Bees by Laline Paull for only $1.99 at , Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

CBS All Access Video Review (Updated)

CBS_blogI signed up for the CBS  All Access video service when they were running a promotion for a month-long free trial (no longer available). The service runs $5.99 a month. I tested the service on my Roku box, my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet (Android) and my iPad Mini first generation (IOS).

Sign Up: 

Sign up was super easy. I just had to create an account, enter billing and credit card info and I was good to go.  I didn’t need to wait for a confirmation email to use the service.

Content:

CBS has a lot of long-running shows and  most of that content is available on the service.  NCIS and its spin-offs. Criminal Minds. MacGyver.  CSI and spin-offs. All 175 episodes of Family Ties. All 264 episodes of Frazier.  All of the Star Trek series are available on demand. The content also includes current shows and the option to watch live TV.

The few shows that were missing seemed to be tied in to current licensing deals. When I started my free trial, there were only clips  from the series EXTANT – no full episodes -Amazon had exclusive streaming rights to the show.  When season two of the show started, the season one episodes finally appeared on  ALL Access.  There are no season two episodes because Amazon still has exclusive rights to those.

CBS’ Elementary is another strange situation. Right now, seasons one through three are streaming exclusively on Hulu Plus.  CBS All Access is only showing episodes from season three on demand.  Hulu Plus’ original announcement seemed to indicate that its agreement for Elementary only covered past episodes, not the current ones.

Most new episodes appear the day after the show airs on television. The Kindle version of the app lists an 8 day delay for episodes in HD.

The Experience:

I tried the CBS app on three different devices. The experience was slightly different on each one of them, but the two things in common across all three platforms were the excessive adds and the video glitches and quality problems.

The advertisements on this service are, quite simply, awful.  There are tons of ads and they played before, during and after the show episodes. The sound volume of the ads was extremely loud compared to the video volume. The ad choices seemed especially irritating. The fact that they were played repeatedly through out an episode only increased my annoyance. The series of Jack Link’s Jerky commercials featuring the abuse and bullying of Sasquatch stood out as being particularly noxious.

On the Roku, ads played an average of every eight minutes.  The cutting process was really awkward. After the commercials, the show would replay the last few seconds before the break and playback would repeatedly stall and need to reload. I have DSL, and the app did not handle a slow connection well; at times the quality was very poor and the audio would be slightly out of sync.  This was especially noticeable compared to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu which seem to do a better job of balancing slower connections.

Viewing on the Android app showed most of the same problems with ads and audio sync issues as the Roku. For the most part, the video quality was somewhat better on the Android than the Roku box.

The picture quality on the iPad Mini was the best out of the three devices, although the audio sync problems were still there.The IOS app had full page ads built into the app that were really disruptive.

Both the Android and IOS app still showed a large number of commercials, but they seemed to be less frequent at the beginning  and more frequent towards the end of the episode.

All three platforms had closed captions, although the settings were a little more difficult to figure out on the Roku app as they worked a little differently than I was used to on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. On the IOS app, I could turn on captions from within the app for streaming, but the app defaulted to the main IOS setting when watching live TV.

I live right outside of Chicago and had no problems with the app recognizing and streaming my local CBS station live. The commercial ads shown during the live didn’t seem the same ones I saw on the on demand side of the app. There were a lot of very short commercials but I didn’t see anything I recognized as strictly local to Chicago.

With a price tag of $5.99 a month, the advertisements and the poor video quality on the Roku box were deal breakers for me, especially after trying Hulu ad-free.  I canceled the service near the end of the trial.

Cancellation: 

Canceling the service was very easy. I simply clicked a link on my account page to cancel, although a toll-free number is also listed on the cancellation page. I was asked to give a reason for canceling (it was optional) and given an opportunity to  provide feedback (also optional). I received an immediate email verifying my billing cancellation. I was also informed that I still had access to the content until my trial period actually ended.

Today, CBS Studios announced a new Star Trek series to air in 2017. According to the announcement in Mediaite:

Unlike previous series, only the first episode will air on television. The new series will be the first exclusive series for CBS’s “All Access” online streaming service, which currently costs $5.99 per month.

I am a die-hard Trekkie, but unless this service gets significantly better,  I will be waiting on the new series until it is out on DVD. I don’t get making the show exclusive to All Access unless they are just trying to boost the adoption of the app.

So, how about you? Have you tried the service? How do you feel about CBS making it exclusive?

UPDATE: In today’s earnings call, CBS CEO Les Moonves is hinting at the possibility of an ad-free service for a higher price:

“How about $9.99 with no ads? It’s very possible,” he says although he adds that “it’s still very early.”

It is good that CBS is looking at a version without ads, but $9.99 for one network’s offerings seems a bit steep compared to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus.