Gem or not?

Has anyone else tried streaming TV shows using CBC Gem? My first impression was, “It’s not worth it. Too many commercials”. We’ve been spoiled, recording TV shows so we can fast-forward through the ads.

The Gem player doesn’t allow fast-forwarding, to please advertisers, but we remember our old TV habits. Mute the commercials and do something else until they are over. Make a cup of coffee or check your email.

We don’t subscribe to cable TV. Can you fast-forward through commercials on cable? We can on antenna TV, if we pause a program and watch after it has been on for 10 minutes.

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