Paramount+ app versus "Paramoutn+ on the Roku Channel" and audio description
I subscribed to Paramount+ using the "Roku Channel" mechanism and have watched a number of shows. However, this method does not pass audio description through for shows (like "1923") that I know have AD. I have low vision and really need the AD.
I started the regular Paramount+ app on the Roku and was told that I had an account and just had to enter some personal info. I was able to watch "1923" and "Top Gun:Maverick" with AD. Great! But, when I now go back to the Paramount+ app, it says "Get Started" and "Sign Out". If I choose "Get Started" it tells me I have an account and to login. But I am logged in. If I log out and then log back in (either using the on screen approach or the web site approach) I get logged in but still see the "Get Started" and "Sign Out" choices. I can go back to "Paramount+ on the Roku Channel" but no AD. What is going on here?
If you have a subscription to Paramount+ through The Roku Channel, you will only be able to access Paramount+ content through The Roku Channel. If you wish to view the content directly through the Paramount+ channel, you will need a subscription through the channel provider.
Re: Paramount+ app versus "Paramoutn+ on the Roku Channel" and audio description
YEs, I have tried the "*" button while watching "Paramount+ on the Roku Chanel". It just lists regular audio (and maybe Dolby? audio). No mention of audio description there. But, it I go to the same content on the Paramount+ regualar app, AD works just fine (on shows like "1923" that have it).
I guess I will cancel Paramount+ on the Roku Channel and subscribe with the Paramount+ app directly when the current subscription is up for renewal.