Where to watch from anywhere

encelle111

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Don't you think you're going a little overboard everyday with multiple posts describing where you can watch some shows from anywhere? They're clearly poorly disguised ads for VPN. I would suggest you back off a little bit.
 

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Have any links to specific articles? I scrolled down the front page to see yesterday's posts and didn't see any such "posts". Is it possible you actually WERE seeing ads? I use an ad blocker so it may explain explain my lack of such items.
 

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Turned off my ad blocker and still don't see that article when I load the front page, nor do I see any related to that one.
 

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Here is one from today. There are like 3 others today. They are posts, not ads. What ad blocker do you use?
49ers vs. Jets live stream: How to watch the NFL 2020 action from anywhere https://www.androidcentral.com/how-watch-49ers-vs-jets-anywhere-online
It's not only that one. I filtered the AC blog to get only 'Core' articles and got How to Watch matches of NFL, European football, NCAA, the Emmy's awards and an annoying autoplay ad video that I had problems to close. And that was without scrolling too much.

I blame you to make me open the AC app to see that
 

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It really has become nauseatingly excessive. And regular viewers of AC know they are advertising tricks, so nobody opens them. So the advertisers paying them to run them are wasting their money.
 

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The reality is that these kinds of blog posts are probably here to stay. They're another way to generate revenue -- pretty much all tech blogs do this kind of thing. I'm not going to comment on what this does to the quality of the blog, partly because I don't read it any more.;)
 

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It's very sad how previously legitimate sites like AC have prostituted themselves for the almighty dollar. I am afraid you are right that it is here to stay. Unfortunately, I assume the more fake story {advertising} a site does, especially if it eclipses real news, their readership declines. It also makes one very suspicious that device or software reviews are not truthful, but advertising in disguise. I really don't trust any reviews on AC anymore.
 

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It's very sad how previously legitimate sites like AC have prostituted themselves for the almighty dollar. I am afraid you are right that it is here to stay. Unfortunately, I assume the more fake story {advertising} a site does, especially if it eclipses real news, their readership declines. It also makes one very suspicious that device or software reviews are not truthful, but advertising in disguise. I really don't trust any reviews on AC anymore.
The Forums will be getting a overhaul shortly so maybe things like this will be fixed in the process.
 

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This discussion is not on the forums, but rather the 'news' is stories on the home page.

Have you tried viewing the front page on a browser? I'll note again that in Chrome on my Mac I don't see those ads. They also don't appear when I use Chrome on my Android tablet.
 

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It's very sad how previously legitimate sites like AC have prostituted themselves for the almighty dollar. I am afraid you are right that it is here to stay. Unfortunately, I assume the more fake story {advertising} a site does, especially if it eclipses real news, their readership declines. It also makes one very suspicious that device or software reviews are not truthful, but advertising in disguise. I really don't trust any reviews on AC anymore.

I'll put a plug in here for my favorite Android/tech journalist JR Raphael, who has his own email newsletter: https://www.androidintel.net/. If you subscribe to his Platinum level ($5/mo or $55/yr), you get access to his weekly podcast as well as an interactive forum. JR is smart, funny, very approachable (when I submit a question, he typically responds within an hour or so), and he doesn't take any revenue from ads, so for me, it's a no-brainer to subscribe.

You can also see some of his writing over at Computerworld: https://www.computerworld.com/author/JR-Raphael/