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On Demand not Working for Subscribed Channels

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On Demand not Working for Subscribed Channels

I have the X1. When I try to watch an on demand episode on my TV of ANY show on ANY channel (covered under my monthly plans), Xfinity tells me I need to pay or subscribe. The same thing happens when attempt to view shows via HBO Go and Showtime Anytime apps--I'm told I need to subscribe. I can watch these channels live, but not on demand. The issue covers ALL channels that have on demand content, not just premium channels.

I've read through the forums and see this is an ongoing issue covering several years. What is the solution, Comcast? I do not want to go through the signal issue. I've rebooted several times. I would appreciate assistance from a Comcast tech. Please help! Can't believe this issue still exists. It has been around for more than five years!

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Re: On Demand not Working for Subscribed Channels

An Xfinity employee fixed the issue. Thanks so much for trying to help, Rustyben! Have a great evening and happy holidays!

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AceAngie wrote:

I have the X1. When I try to watch an on demand episode on my TV of ANY show on ANY channel (covered under my monthly plans), Xfinity tells me I need to pay or subscribe. The same thing happens when attempt to view shows via HBO Go and Showtime Anytime apps--I'm told I need to subscribe. I can watch these channels live, but not on demand. The issue covers ALL channels that have on demand content, not just premium channels.

I've read through the forums and see this is an ongoing issue covering several years. What is the solution, Comcast? I do not want to go through the signal issue. I've rebooted several times. I would appreciate assistance from a Comcast tech. Please help! Can't believe this issue still exists. It has been around for more than five years!


hi, do you have access to a smart device where you can load and login to the Xfinity My Account app? if so, select the TV tab and view the subscribed channel lineup and verify that you have HBO and Showtime listed in that list.




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AceAngie wrote:

I have the X1. When I try to watch an on demand episode on my TV of ANY show on ANY channel (covered under my monthly plans), Xfinity tells me I need to pay or subscribe. The same thing happens when attempt to view shows via HBO Go and Showtime Anytime apps--I'm told I need to subscribe. I can watch these channels live, but not on demand. The issue covers ALL channels that have on demand content, not just premium channels.

I've read through the forums and see this is an ongoing issue covering several years. What is the solution, Comcast? I do not want to go through the signal issue. I've rebooted several times. I would appreciate assistance from a Comcast tech. Please help! Can't believe this issue still exists. It has been around for more than five years!


please stop cross-posting and spamming other threads on this forum.




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Sorry! I'm sincerely trying to find the right thread. If this isn't the right place for my request for help, please let me know where to post it. I need help but not sure where to go on here. Thanks.

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The on demand issue applies to all channels I pay for/am subscribed to. It is not limited to premium channels--it happens with ABC, CBS, etc...thanks.

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AceAngie wrote:

The on demand issue applies to all channels I pay for/am subscribed to. It is not limited to premium channels--it happens with ABC, CBS, etc...thanks.


above, in my reply, I asked you to check your subscribed channels on the my account app. what did you find?




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Re: On Demand not Working for Subscribed Channels

An Xfinity employee fixed the issue. Thanks so much for trying to help, Rustyben! Have a great evening and happy holidays!

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