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Fox News on Amazon Firestick

Downloaded Fox News and Fox Business Apps for used on Firestick.  I am an Xfinity Premium subscriber. Streaming function works for a while and then is locked with message that content is not being allowed by internet provider. This has result has been the same on numerous firesticks on different TV's.  Comcast denies the problem is on their end.  All other apps and functions on the Firestick are working just fine.

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JerseyShore1 wrote:

Downloaded Fox News and Fox Business Apps for used on Firestick.  I am an Xfinity Premium subscriber. Streaming function works for a while and then is locked with message that content is not being allowed by internet provider. This has result has been the same on numerous firesticks on different TV's.  Comcast denies the problem is on their end.  All other apps and functions on the Firestick are working just fine.


running roku on the Fox News app gives me 'Service Provider Issue' header with "your service provider currently doesn't grant access to this content. Please contact them for more details". (but I'm not logged in). When I use my iphone the precess fails using the safari app  Using the chrome app and cell data the screen comes up to input the activation code. not sure why safari won't work properly. In any case it isn't Comcast related it is the fox app(s). 

 


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Do you have a theory as to why the app would function fine and then cease to function? This has happened repeatedly with uninstall and reinstall of the app. 

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JerseyShore1 wrote:

Do you have a theory as to why the app would function fine and then cease to function? This has happened repeatedly with uninstall and reinstall of the app. 


no not at all. I don't know what the system looks at for the Roku  to know it is already authenticated.

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I’m having the same problem with Fox News, Food Network, and HGTV. Comcast customer service acts like they’ve never heard of this problem. They reset my account and had me sign in again. Fox News came right up and less than an hour later it stops and I get the error message saying my provider does not allow access to the network. If they would just acknowledge that they know of the problem and that they will work on the issue it would go a long way!

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@Dnicholl11 wrote:

I’m having the same problem with Fox News, Food Network, and HGTV. Comcast customer service acts like they’ve never heard of this problem. They reset my account and had me sign in again. Fox News came right up and less than an hour later it stops and I get the error message saying my provider does not allow access to the network. If they would just acknowledge that they know of the problem and that they will work on the issue it would go a long way!


the Stream app has not been announced at all for the Fire stick. Comcast does not support connection of devices directly to a TV other than the Roku Beta taht is currently free.

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Comcast censors Fox news. This does not happen with CNN. CNN live stream works100% of the time. Comcast wants us to get our news from Fake news CNN.
Foxnews live stream will never work. It's done I purpose.
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I am also an xfinity subscriber and the same thing happens to me when i try and get on FNC app. If google and Twitter can censor PragerU , it is not s stretch to think that liberal Amazon or Comcast would do the same thing. Having to watch FNC on Youtube, but they are always trying to cut that livestream too
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Didn't see this thread when I started mine a few days ago. Same thing for me when using the Fire TV box. Works for awhile but get the same message as others later. I talked to a tech person today and they couldn't figure it out. They wanted to send someone out but I said no. Can't imagine how it can be a problem on my end. Must be a compatibility problem with the Fox app. Probability won't ever be fixed.

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I called Amazon who conferenced Xfinity in.  After much discussion they said the problem is widespread and Xfinity was trying to work it out with Fox but it would take some time. I had also written to Fox but did not receive a response. It might be best to escalate this to Xfinity & Fox Corporate perhaps that will get results. This should not be happening. 

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Thanks for the info. Perhaps it will work one day.....

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Thank you for your detailed message regarding the FoxNews App not working on Firetv.  Glad I am not the only one that has this issue
I signed up for Comcast Xfinit at my mom's house and decided to save on a cable box for the spare bedroom.  Installed a firestick and figured we could use the apps for certain channels.  Foxnews channel seems to "lock" the live TV after logging into the provider. the only way to get it back is t log out and log back in and activate again. but it's temporary, an hour later it's locked again. 
Do you think Comcast does this on purpose so that you are forced to get a CAble box?
I had Direct TV and the apps worked fine....seems with Xfinity, Foxnews and some of the other apps such as FOODTV all lock the live TV>

 

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Same problem here - Fox News APP on multiple Fire TV's will go into lock mode every morning.  Have to re-activate every morning.  This stuff isn't rocket science.  It's been going on for months (at least).  Comcast (aka NBC) doesn't seem interested in resolving this.  Conflict of interest?

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Thanks for letting me know that I am not the only one experiencing a Fox News blackout.  I uninstalled Fox News app from my Fire Stick and reinstalled it.  Then Fox News worked for one whole day, but the next day no joy.

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Pretty sure it's this. I watch it using the Stream app on my Android phone and almost every day the stream got stuck on commercial break in progress. And it will go 10 sometimes 20 or more minutes before cutting back to the live stream and it always happens to be just before they go to commercial break so I'll get 10 or 15 seconds of the show just for it to cut back to a commercial for an unknown amount of time. It's so frustrating and it doesn't happen on any other channel I can't help but feel like its nefarious.
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fox news app works for one day and every morning error may says" Provider does not allow access".

if I log off & back on it works for one day.
if this is not fixed by comcast, I am canceling Xfinity after 20 years of being on comcast/xfinity.

if comcast really cares about customers, they would fix this issue asap.,
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@jimchester wrote:
fox news app works for one day and every morning error may says" Provider does not allow access".

if I log off & back on it works for one day.
if this is not fixed by comcast, I am canceling Xfinity after 20 years of being on comcast/xfinity.

if comcast really cares about customers, they would fix this issue asap.,

it may be due to the way cookies are handled by the firestick. if your other smart devices/PCs work fine it must be the firestick, right?

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all my other fire TV apps work fine and don't require me to login everyday.

it's ot fo ne an issue between comcast/Xfinity & the fire tv app for foxnews.
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Six months of postings..., and for the many who are experiencing the same problem there is no solution offered by the "Xfinity expert". 

No surprise here. 

It is what I have come to expect from Adelphia/Comcast/Xfinity.  

The name changes cease to improve the customer service.

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I had the same problem with Xfinity and fox news fire tv app.
it would work for a day, only if I relogged on.
then the next day it said "provider does not allow access."
I finally switched to Charter Spectrum as provider. (which I have at our NC house) and foxnews app works fine every day on my fire tv and I don't have to clear memory and re-login everyday.

so it IS Xfinity problem, as I believe they dont want you watching fox news, especially using fire tv as you may get rid of Xfinity tv altogether.
it's no wonder so many people are cutting the cable cord.
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Sadly, there is no other cable company option in my area...

Would dump cable and switch to FIOS, if that were possible, but, alas, Verizon will not bring FIOS to our area.