I signed up for Kocowa (Korean Content Wave). It has all the good shows that Viki removed and replace with cheaper shows. Kocowa is more like what Drama Fever use to be before someone bought it and trashed it. And no commercials. And I am so, so tired of all the glitches on Viki's server and also them making me sign back in every two weeks. Viki's tech support is totally non-response too. So far one question from Kocowas was answered. It was a blow off answer, but at least they answered.
Funny, bec as a shareholder, Im concerned that they haven't been having commercials on the shows I watch. how are they to make money of they aren't advertising. or charging for ad free. They definitely need a ad free option. Rather than giving people tv for free. Especially as stock price and profits are dropping.
I really wish there was a way to get rid of the ads. My son got the Roku as a birthday gift because he loves retro tv shows but he can’t use the Roku because of scary ads that seem to play every 5 minutes. The ads aren’t even geared appropriately for their audience. Horror movie previews should only be on horror films…not mellow old school tv. So disappointing.
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It’s not so much commercials but the 4 y to o 5 minutes of a show then 6 to 12 minutes of clips from other shows on that channel!! I didn’t pay $100 for Roku box to look at clips of shows!! May have to get rid of Roku I get better service from a free antenna!’
Yep. Just this month (March 2023) ads started popping up on the mobile app for me. I don’t mind ads but they appear at the wrong times, in the middle f dialogue or narration about something. I wouldn’t mind paying $4.99 a month or something, like I do with other media like YouTube or Hulu.
I’m not happy with the choosing of commercials and especially for children. Watching a children’s movie and a commercial about shaving a woman’s **bleep** comes up? What kind of sick people do things like this?