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I think MLB is starting to see this as an issue. They signed huge exclusive content deals for regional broadcast rights, and those providers have f-ed over all of the non-cable services. It was a big financial windfall for the league and owners, but dollars to donuts MLB’s market research is starting to show some huge warning signs getting younger audiences because their product is so exclusive.
Agreed, but I have a feeling that the home team option will be more expensive than the current out of market option.
If I had to guess, the home team/RSN subscription will come out at about $25/mo (maybe more depending on deals with regional providers/cable companies). I don’t think they’ll offer single game passes, but if they did I think they’d be priced more like movie rentals rather than PPV events. How many UFC PPV events are there per year? A couple dozen? There are over 2500 MLB games per year. And in most MLB markets you can actually attend games for less than $20.
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How about Metta World Peace?
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Lol. Was finally able to re-order and I’m getting the buds delivered later this week and the phone delivered next week.
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I got through about an hour and was able to order a seafoam 6 w/ free olive buds (after about an hour of errors). Est delivery given on the buds: next week. Est delivery given on the phone: Nov 2.
Fast forward 15 minutes: I received an email that my "order was canceled" because they "couldn’t validate some of my information." On top of that, it won’t let me re-order because it says "limit reached" on the model I want, and I [obviously] can’t reach any customer service or support because of Google major fuck ups. JFC.
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I think you’re probably underestimating what these will cost monthly. I bet it will cost north of $20/mo for the single team (current out of market package is over $20/mo), and It’s questionable whether/not likely they’ll do month-to-month (I believe MLB.tv requires you to purchase the whole/rest of the season). They could charge $2.99-3.99/game and make a ton of money beyond what they could sell for a monthly/yearly subs (and that would be high enough to not dis-incentivize subs too much). Just think of how many Ohtani games they could sell to people who don’t want to pay $129 for a season.
Ah yeah. Good point. The Bally’s rollout has been absolute trash.
Yeah. I can’t see individual game passes happening, but I’m sure they’ll do the market research and who knows.
Magic Eraser? We used to call that type of cloning/editing "RV Filter."
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They have everything they need for a streaming platform (they already operate one), the timeline is entirely based on existing contracts navigating/negotiating updates to those contracts. This will likely have to be in conjunction with the regional broadcast networks (Fox/Bally’s etc.) because they are responsible fore most of the individual team markets. It’ll actually be amazing if they figure it out by 2023 (I believe existing individual team broadcast rights run through 2028).
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This still isn’t the perfect solution — ideally, there would be one streaming service that lets you watch any game you want.
I’m perfectly fine with / prefer the two options if the single team streaming option is priced appropriately.
IMO, the best would be three options:
1. Ad hoc pay to stream individual games (any game)
2. Monthly sub for individual team (in market)
3. Monthly sub for out-of-market teams
(and make 2+3 bundle-able at a discount rate)
Yeah. Not only could it be configurable, it doesn’t even have to be mutually exclusive. They could easily had the long-press bring up the controls and the assistant (if you want both) since the assistant is currently just an overlay. That way, you could interact with the controls or speak to the assistant. It’s all just a big regression, and it has made it a lot harder to interact with my smart devices (particularly my lights).
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The latest beta 5 has been an absolute joy on my 4a. It’s the smoothest (performance and general UI feeling) that I’ve experienced with the 4a (which hasn’t been bad in general). Battery life has been pretty good (seems better than 11).
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I need to mention that I haven’t gotten over Google’s omission of the power menu, one of Android 11’s most well-executed ideas. By holding the power button, it used to let you easily access your Google Pay wallet, smart home gadgets, and power settings, all from one screen.
I haven’t gotten over this either. It’s seriously one of the dumbest decisions they’ve made with Android in the past few years. They should have improved and iterated on the power menu (like adding context aware widgets/functions).
Seriously, I feel like Dyson is one of the greatest marketing hypes of all time, but the products are sub replacement level.
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Yay! It’ll cost twice as much, break twice as often, and kick up twice as much dust as it sucks up.
I mostly use Bing via the right click "search Bing in sidebar" feature in Edge browser. It’s a nice feature when you just need a quick context search for something on a webpage. That said, if they allowed google search for the feature I’d probably change the default.
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Yeah. They definitely want to sell speakers. They just don’t have enough options to replace legacy gear (e.g., there’s no standard solution for my outdoor speakers), and many (like you and me) don’t want to replace our legacy gear in most spaces. They could have solved that by simply adding the 3.5 optical jack from the CCA to the Nest Mini (or a small wall mountable hub!).
They’re kind of actively working against themselves now because at some point I’d probably just look to invest more into sonos or something, and I don’t really recommend google for multi room audio to others like I used to because of these limitations.
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Yeah. I have a couple that currently seem like they might be on the fritz, and I have a couple that I purchased for $15 during the final close out fire sale, but I have no clue where I stashed them!
But man, all google needs to do is put aux-out on any/all of nest speakers/hubs. They got me. I’d pay the $50-100 for superfluous functionality just to be able to keep doing multi-room audio with my own equipment.
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That’s pretty cool. I’ll like to see a similar google nest hub with 7 inch screen and aux-out. Would make a perfect "media center" control for existing stereos since google doesn’t want to release a new Chromecast audio.