Before NBC launched their Peacock streaming service, I tried watching old tv shows on their website.
EVERY time I tried to watch an episode, the video got stuck by the commercials they insert into the show. Usually, it plays the commercial and the show never comes back on… It’s just a blank screen after the commercial. Or, sometimes, the commercial itself gets stuck. The show itself always plays fine… It’s because they can’t get the commercial program to work…
Sometimes it happened 4-5x (or more) per episode. I would have to refresh the browser in order to get past this. When doing that… Sometimes it would take off from where it left off, and sometimes, you would have to manually fast forward the show to get back where you were at.
I watched the entire 70’s run of Battlestar Galactica that way, earlier this year. But, it was very annoying.
Well, my girlfriend and I tried to watch a movie on the Peacock Streaming Service last weekend. It did the same exact thing. The movie got stuck on each and every commercial break. And, several times, I would have to figure out where I left off at by fast forwarding. And, I was at her apartment, and she has much faster internet than I do (plus, it’s not the internet - it is their site that is doing it)
If it is doing that for everyone - it is going to make a lot of people unhappy. Not a good way to launch your service.