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I'm going to miss the Concacaf Gold Cup soccer matches tonight because there's no Fox Sports 2 in my area.[or in most others]

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You can watch the matches tonight on Univision Deportes.
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Hello all, I understand your desire to add content that you enjoy watching in your area. We do listen to customer feedback. For more information on this topic, follow this link: https://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/channel-availability-faqs/?. The support page also includes a link to our Customer Feedback Form where you can request channels that you would like to have added to our lineup. If for any reason the link does not work for you, I suggest copying and pasting it into the address bar of your preferred browser.




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Fox Sports 2 is now availble online and mobile.

 

even though I don't have it.

 

what tier is it supposed to be?

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What Tier??? FS2 and David Bowie's space oddity are in the same tier.  Not to dump on Pharrell, but there are THIRTY-SIX (36) pages of discussion (and counting).  The vast majority of us cannot get FS2 through Comcast nor are we likely to ever get it.  I dumped Comcast due to high cost, number of channels I will never, ever watch and the lack of FS2.  Well, I recently got married and, guess what, she had Comcast.  The bright side is my spam e-mail continues to be directed to my comcast e-mail account.  I periodically log in here to see what y'all are saying.   

The fix is we all mark posts from ComcastTeds and ComcastAmir as "solutions",  pencil whip it so this is "solved".  

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OK we should be able to add the FS2 app to our app portion of the Xfinity selection.

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Read this:

https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/online-tv-through-partner-sites/




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to quote from the above link:

You'll need the following to get started:

  • A subscription to XFINITY TV that includes the network you want to watch.

pretty sure you will find if you don't have FS2 in your area, in your package and available to you on your TV, you still won't get it. I do not get FS2 via Comcast's TV Go App.  Please, please, if you have found a work around or a loophole, do share details.

 

I just checked my app

https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/live-tv-streaming/

which still does NOT show FS2.

a quote from comcast.

Does live TV streaming with the XFINITY Stream app/XFINITY Stream portal include all channels?
When connected to your in-home XFINITY network, you can watch all the channels on your lineup (i.e., those included with your XFINITY TV subscription) through the XFINITY Stream app and portal, with the exception of pay per view or Adult channels. Outside the home, over 200 channels and over 40,000 TV shows and movies from your lineup will be available for live streaming.

 

Now, I am still pretty much convinced that, while "TV Everywhere" and XFinity streaming are different, when you try to log into a content provider with your Comcast information, if you do NOT have FS2, you will NOT be able to view FS2.

 

I do not find TV Everywhere as a distinct app.  Again, if anyone finds a workaround or can show I am wrong, please post.

Thanks,

Me

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What happened?

 

I thought I was the only one who didn't get FS2 on tv anywhere.

 

comcast Jessie you got some explaning to do?

It was announced on tv everywhere why announce it on tv everywhere if it's not availble.

 

to no one.

 

was it an error?

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Pharrell wrote:

Fox Sports 2 is now availble online and mobile.

 

even though I don't have it.

 

what tier is it supposed to be?


Apologies. I am looking into this now with our California team to get clarification.

 

Where did you see/hear that Fox Sports 2 is available to you online and via mobile?  Thanks for any additional information that you are able to provide. 




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The new sticky thread about "New TV Anywhere Networks" mentions FS2. The problem is, does Comcast carry FS2 anywhere?

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Comcast Jessie post on new tv every where channels mentions FS2.

I got all the channels he mentioned except that one.
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We have FS2 here in Palm Beach county. In four years, I don't think I've watched one show on that network.
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Pharrell wrote:

Fox Sports 2 is now availble online and mobile.

 

even though I don't have it.

 

what tier is it supposed to be?


Apologies for any confusion we may have caused here. That was not the intention. 

 

Fox Sports 2 is available via our app and online if you have this channel available and subscribed to in your channel lineup. Customers who have Fox Sports 2 in their current level of service now have the opportunity to view this channel online and via mobile devices via our XFINITY Stream app. We will make that distinction clearer in the other announcement.

 

The below is still accurate.

   

ONLINE ACCESS

The current contract terms with Fox only allow online access to Fox Sports 2 for customers who have that channel (Fox Sports 2) in their level of service.

That is how most all cable networks operate and this situation is standard across all video providers.

Below from the Fox Sports Go site: http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo/

 

Live streams of all the FOX Sports Networks are available at no additional cost to fans who receive FOX Sports as part of their TV subscription through participating TV providers. If you get FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, and FOX sports regional channels at home, you've got access!

 

For more information on why certain channels are not provided everywhere follow this link: https://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/channel-availability-faqs/ The support page also includes a link to our Customer Feedback Form where you can request channels that you would like to have added to our lineup. If for any reason the link does not work for you, I suggest copying and pasting it into the address bar of your preferred browser.




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andyross wrote:

The new sticky thread about "New TV Anywhere Networks" mentions FS2. The problem is, does Comcast carry FS2 anywhere?


Got it, thanks!

 

And yes, Comcast does offer Fox Sports 2 in a few areas. In areas where we do carry FS2 and a customer has FS2 in their level of service, they can now view FS2 content online and on a mobile device using our XFINITY Stream app. We will make that distinction clearer in the other announcement.  




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How do the 85-90% of All Comcast/Xfinity subscribers that don't have Fox Sports 2 as part of their Channel tiers Stream/watch Fox Sports 2 online?

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You would need to be receiving Fox Sports 2 as part of your subscribed channel lineup to access content online, Spiderbaggins.




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Spiderbaggins wrote:

How do the 85-90% of All Comcast/Xfinity subscribers that don't have Fox Sports 2 as part of their Channel tiers Stream/watch Fox Sports 2 online?


In a word (or two), we don't. 

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Is there anyway we can get Fox Sports 2 added to our line up or at least added so we can watch it online? It has even ben removed from the fox sports go app for android.
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jc19904 wrote:
Is there anyway we can get Fox Sports 2 added to our line up or at least added so we can watch it online? It has even ben removed from the fox sports go app for android.

No. That's the answer.  Unless you have FS2 on your cable service, you aren't going to get it on-line.  This has been going on for years, this thread now 36 pages long, and by now, it's clear that it will never happen in our lifetimes.  Most of us have moved on, either to other providers (which is Comcast's suggestion if you are unhappy about their service; rather callous advice, if you ask me), or found online streaming services to watch the particular programs you want to see that would otherwise be availabile on FS2 (such as Le Mans, and the rest of the WEC season, IMSA, etc.)  It is my prediction that, since Fox will no longer cover FISA, there will be little to see on FS2 anyway, and it probably won't last long.  Fox thought they could instantly compete with ESPN, and all their channels, without considering that ESPN took years to build up it's offerings so that it needed an ESPN2.  FS2 is basically now used to shovel off races that go on too long on FS1, or other various niche sports.  Their vewership numbers for that channel don't even warrent expansion to the rest of the Comcast customers, yet they think they can command a high price for including it in everyone's line-up.  That's the hang-up and the reason Comcast will not, for any reason, offer FS2 to all of it's customers, no matter how many request it (which in the grand scheme of things, is a very low number, despite the number of posts on this thread)  If you already have FS2, it's because the cable company you had before Comcast bought it out had a contract with FUEL TV.  If you had FUEL TV with Comcast, you may have noticed it mysteriously dissappeared about six months before the launch of FS2.  So there you have it, 36 pages of requests, complaints, "solutions", etc. in a nutshell.

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I'd be happy if they would stop splitting the coverage between FS1 & FS2.  My big sport is Sports Car Racing, specifically long distance Sports Car Racing like LeMans, the Nurburgring 6 Hr, Daytona 24 hr and the Sebring (Fla) 12 hour race.  Fox or Comcast or whoever thinks it's acceptable to air the 1st part of a race on FS1 and the rest on FS2.   It's so frustrating to watch 5 hours of a 6 hour race on FS1 and the last HOUR is on FS2 or wait for the last hour to be aired the following Sunday!  A whole week!    Arrrrrgggg!  I guess I should happy they are showing it at all, but nooooo, they dropped the last hour so a Nascar race can ne shown.  Seems it would be better to just delay the Nascar race by an hour, but I doubt they even considered this option.   Actually the best option would be to provide FS2 to us on the internet or to make FS2 available on Comcast the same as FS1.  I know this is a wasted letter, Comcast has been bombarded by complaints like this for years with no movement or even response from a Official Employee.  I give up, I'm going to DTV.

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I'd be happy if they would stop splitting the coverage between FS1 & FS2.  My big sport is Sports Car Racing, specifically long distance Sports Car Racing like LeMans, the Nurburgring 6 Hr, Daytona 24 hr and the Sebring (Fla) 12 hour race.  Fox or Comcast or whoever thinks it's acceptable to air the 1st part of a race on FS1 and the rest on FS2.   It's so frustrating to watch 5 hours of a 6 hour race on FS1 and the last HOUR is on FS2 or wait for the last hour to be aired the following Sunday!  A whole week!    Arrrrrgggg!  I guess I should happy they are showing it at all, but nooooo, they dropped the last hour so a Nascar race can ne shown.  Seems it would be better to just delay the Nascar race by an hour, but I doubt they even considered this option.   Actually the best option would be to provide FS2 to us on the internet or to make FS2 available on Comcast the same as FS1.  I know this is a wasted letter, Comcast has been bombarded by complaints like this for years with no movement or even response from a Official Employee.  I give up, I'm going to DTV.


LIke I've posted before, throughout this thread, if you are into the WEC, then get their app, pay $40.00 something dollars for the season, and you can watch all of the WEC races, uninterrupted by commercials, from start to finish (if you can stay awake for 24 hours).  It's definitly worth the price (heck of a lot cheaper than going to the races; at least for me).  I use the air-play to watch on my TV, as if it's being broadcast by a network.  THe differences is, like I mentioned before, no commercials, and the commentators actully know what they're talking about, thanks to Radio Le Mans.  If you miss some of the race, they replay it in hour long peices, so you can go over what you missed if say, you fell asleep.  6 hours of the Nurburgring was a great race last weekend.

For IMSA, if you want to see it live, get a VPN based in the UK, then you can watch the IMSA live stream, with the same commentary (John Hindaugh, Toby Moody, Alan McNish, and the rest of the Radio LeMans gang.) and no commercials either.  I also have a streaming package with Virgin Australia Supercars.  A lot of other series you can watch on Youtube as well (Blanpain Endurance Series, Hankook 24H series, Bathurst 12 hours etc.)  It's the future of TV, and Comcast hates it (which is why they are now limiting data usage; so pay for unlimited.)

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Big Nascar fan. For nearly four years now I've missed many practice and qualifying sessions but I can somewhat live with that...but now we have hit rock bottom.

The Eldora truck series heat races are on FS2 as I type this. Well, at least I'm told they are, I sure as heck can't see the channel. Very frustrating. I see a lot of people chiming in on Twitter and I love it!

Tweets of the year:

@JonSchantz: Will enjoy reading about it on twitter 🙄. amazing how Xfinity is a NASCAR partner yet they don't carry FS2? pathetic @comcast @comcastcares

@25jroller: Extremely disappointed w/ @NASCARONFOX and @NASCAR_Trucks bc I can't watch or steam Qualifying races bc i don't have FS2 bc I have @XFINITY

What a JOKE.
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To Markdartj - Wow - we're a lot alike!.  I really appreciate the advice.  I am trying to find the best way to cut the cable now and keep the internet and get better more focused content.

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Spain vs. Italy

September 2, 2017

1:45 PM Central

 

Fox Sports 2

 

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Guys, please don't waste your breath - this is pointless.

From the day FS2 was introduced we are asking, begging, cursing, appealing, pleading, requesting... and Comcast spits in our faces with that “submit your formal request" bs.

 

THEY DON’T CARE – don’t you get it?

 

Their lineup is almost up to Ch.2000 now – some of them totally useless plus duplicates and triplicates, so if they would ever considered adding FS2, they would have done it a long time ago.

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lt62 wrote:

Guys, please don't waste your breath - this is pointless.

From the day FS2 was introduced we are asking, begging, cursing, appealing, pleading, requesting... and Comcast spits in our faces with that “submit your formal request" bs.

 

THEY DON’T CARE – don’t you get it?

 

Their lineup is almost up to Ch.2000 now – some of them totally useless plus duplicates and triplicates, so if they would ever considered adding FS2, they would have done it a long time ago.


My guess is Comcast has an issue with signing up FS2 in some markets.  I have no clue what the issue is, but the Houston market does have FS2.




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It may be me, but watching FS2 legally shouldn't be this difficult. 

 

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There are several of us that would love to see FS2. I believe it will not happen in my lifetime. Other channels will get priority over it. All of us pay lots of money for this product, but Xfinity/Comcast refuses to budge on this one channel.
On another channel I would love to see would be RFD/TV and to get Country Music Classics again but no up charge!
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What Xfinity package has Fox Sports 2?
I have Digital Starter 140+ channels which includes FS1. "Your Channel lineup " says I have 221HD channels, When I try to find FS2, Channel finder states "you do not access to this channel, you need Digital Preferred, Digital Preferred Plus or Digital Premium", how do I get one of these?
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What is channel # of FS1 in Seattle?

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deantorkelson wrote:

What is channel # of FS1 in Seattle?


Check your GUIDE, or if you have X1, type in "FS1."

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deantorkelson wrote:

What is channel # of FS1 in Seattle?


Fox Sports 1 is available in your area on ch. 33 and in HD on ch. 1208




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Why doesn't Comcast/Xfinity carry Fox Sports 2?????. I was with Dish for 14 years. Switched to you guys and love the True HD(dish did not have) though they say they do. Internet and phone awesome. I DON'T get it. Stop telling us ( you are working on it) cause your not apparently. Just tell me why
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Don’t look for it anytime soon. Internet is great. Drop cable and go for a streaming service. Much cheaper. And YouTube TV and Hulu both carry local channels. I’m very happy with YouTube TV. It was good enough to switch me over from Hulu. And Comcast only offered me FS2 in SD. Now I get them all in HD with YouTube TV. And unlimited DVR. Cable is dying. Fast. And for good reason.
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That is the way to go! Watch Comcast will come out with a comparison service to keep its subscribers, its a matter of time
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Actually Comcast is already working on a streaming only service. Though I highly doubt that it will include channels from it's higher priced cable tiers. Don’t have that issue with YouTube TV. And I’m not restricted to watching ANY channels only on my home network.
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Alas! I just read on my monthly bill (of course, after the sticker shock wore off) that FS2 will be available in my area, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, beginning on December 19, 2017; channels 740 and 1209 (I assume one of which will be HD, but you never know with these clowns). Merry Christmas, I guess. It's only been four years, roughly forty-eight monthly bills. However, I'm not convinced that FS2 is actually Fox Sports 2. It could just be another ploy. 

 

US fails to qualify for the World Cup. Fox paid all that money to gain the broadcast rights, and the US does not qualify. Good luck with those 0.8 million viewers, about 1/30 of what the ratings were in 2014 (although I'll likely be one of them; go Argentina!).

 

In a way, that is poetic justice.

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oldspinny wrote:

Alas! I just read on my monthly bill (of course, after the sticker shock wore off) that FS2 will be available in my area, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, beginning on December 19, 2017; channels 740 and 1209 (I assume one of which will be HD, but you never know with these clowns). Merry Christmas, I guess. It's only been four years, roughly forty-eight monthly bills. However, I'm not convinced that FS2 is actually Fox Sports 2. It could just be another ploy. 

 

US fails to qualify for the World Cup. Fox paid all that money to gain the broadcast rights, and the US does not qualify. Good luck with those 0.8 million viewers, about 1/30 of what the ratings were in 2014 (although I'll likely be one of them; go Argentina!).

 

In a way, that is poetic justice.


Yes, Fox Sports 2 is scheduled to be added in many areas this year including Minnesota on December 19th.

 

I'll add some additional locations and targeted dates to this thread next.

 

Thanks for your patience. 




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UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS 10/19/17

 

All - thanks for your continued patience here. 

 

We do have plans to add Fox Sports 2 to additional areas this year.

On 12/19/17, I can confirm that we plan to add Fox Sports 2 to all most all of the channel lineups in the states/areas listed below:

 

Alabama (Huntsville/Tuscaloosa/Gadsden) 
Colorado

Delaware (southern two counties)
District of Coumbia
Florida (Keys area)
Georgia (Atlanta area)
Indiana 
Maine
Maryland
Massachussets (Boston area)
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampsire 
New Mexico

Oregon
South Carolina
Tennessee (Chattanooga area) 
Virginia 

Washington (Vancouver area)

 

In most areas, affected customers will be notified of the specific channel number and level of service via messages on their monthly statements.

 

Additional areas are expected to be announced soon. I will update that information here as we get that confirmation.

 

This channel is not expected to be offered in HD at this time.

 

Marking this post as a solution temporarily so that all can locate this new information quickly.  

 

UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS 10/19/17




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123Ricket wrote:
Why doesn't Comcast/Xfinity carry Fox Sports 2?????. I was with Dish for 14 years. Switched to you guys and love the True HD(dish did not have) though they say they do. Internet and phone awesome. I DON'T get it. Stop telling us ( you are working on it) cause your not apparently. Just tell me why

Fox Sports 2 is coming to the channel lineup in your area on 12/19. Thanks for your patience.  




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W5NL wrote:

It may be me, but watching FS2 legally shouldn't be this difficult. 

 

Just sayin'


It will be a lot less difficult starting mid-December. Fox Sports 2 is coming to the channel lineup in your area on 12/19. Thanks for your patience.




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Teds, will FS2 be available in south New Jersey area in December. Thank you.
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What about the D.C. and Maryland area??

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Teds, will FS2 be available in south New Jersey area in December. Thank you.

Additional areas are expected to be announced soon. I will update that information in the Solved Post as we get that confirmation. Thanks for your patience.   




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Leojack wrote:

What about the D.C. and Maryland area??


Additional areas are expected to be announced soon. I will update that information in the Solved Post as we get that confirmation. Thanks for your patience.




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oldspinny wrote:

Alas! I just read on my monthly bill (of course, after the sticker shock wore off) that FS2 will be available in my area, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, beginning on December 19, 2017; channels 740 and 1209 (I assume one of which will be HD, but you never know with these clowns). Merry Christmas, I guess. It's only been four years, roughly forty-eight monthly bills. However, I'm not convinced that FS2 is actually Fox Sports 2. It could just be another ploy. 

 

US fails to qualify for the World Cup. Fox paid all that money to gain the broadcast rights, and the US does not qualify. Good luck with those 0.8 million viewers, about 1/30 of what the ratings were in 2014 (although I'll likely be one of them; go Argentina!).

 

In a way, that is poetic justice.


Yes, Fox Sports 2 is scheduled to be added in many areas this year including Minnesota on December 19th.

 

I'll add some additional locations and targeted dates to this thread next.

 

Thanks for your patience. 


"This channel is not expected to be offered in HD at this time."

 

Bravo! I guess we will have to wait another 4 years for HD.

 

(I just laugh and shake my head.)

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Will they be offereing in the Philadelphia area?  You know the home office of Comcast/Xfinity.