Rod joins Leo to talk about Foundation, the Isaac Asimov series on Apple TV+. Rod agrees that it's beautifully shot and tries really hard to be profound, but the characters are just dry and boring.
Tom wants to know what's up with Apple TV+, but it seems that they're having a "hissy fit" with the app on Roku. He's always having to sign in. So it keeps forgetting the password. Leo says Tom's Apple password is the password. But Tom says he gets a "password is invalid" error. Leo says that Tom may be putting in the wrong password. He could be logging in with his iCloud account, not his Apple account. He could have also created a new account when he first signed up for Apple TV+. So it can get very confusing.
Jim has a Sony Bravia 4K TV. But he keeps having issues streaming his Apple TV. Leo says that Apple TV can stream up to 30MBps, and that's a lot to cover through WiFi. Leo recommends hardwiring it. That will avoid any congestion. Or pick up a WiFi 6 router. That could make the signal more prolific. If talking about the Apple TV+ software on his Sony Bravia, Leo recommends trying the Apple TV hardware instead. Apps on a Smart TV aren't all that great and are rarely updated. And talk is, that the Apple TV+ app isn't that well-written.
Scott watched the first two episodes of FOUNDATION on AppleTV+ this week. Scott says the basic overall concept of the story is the same, but they're taking a lot of artistic liberty with the story and characters. But the look of Foundation is spectacular. Images are in HDR and are just stunning. By contrast, though, the sound is pretty poorly mixed. The dialogue is hard to understand.
Scott Wilkinson joins Leo to talk about his new favorite streaming series ... Schmiggadoon on AppleTV+. He just loves the idea of a classic 40s style musical as a TV show. It reminds him of the classic Brigadoon musical that the show is paying homage to. He's also pumped for the Isaac Asimov Foundation series coming in October. Leo agrees.