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Re: Apple TV

I completely agree. There is no reason put forth as to why Comcast/Xfinity does not work with many of the networks apps for Apple TV and iOS devices (i.e. Comedy Central). Comcast continues to force customers back to the X1 platform for on-demand programming and their leased set-top boxes. The network apps have far more on-demand programming within the respective apps then Comcast puts out on the X1 platform. Comcast only has a fraction of shows on-demand then those networks make available on their tvOS and iOS apps. Comcast charges a ton of money but gives the least amount of viewing options then the majority of major TV providers. I pay for channels such as Comedy Central as part of my Xfinity subscription. I'm paying for the access to that network's content. Comcast shouldn't be allowed to dictate whether I can or cannot have access to that content on an Apple TV or iOS device. Hopefully the FCC will continue to make inroads into opening content and allowing customers to not have to use a company-leased set-top box. 

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tlipsey wrote:

I completely agree. There is no reason put forth as to why Comcast/Xfinity does not work with many of the networks apps for Apple TV and iOS devices (i.e. Comedy Central). Comcast continues to force customers back to the X1 platform for on-demand programming and their leased set-top boxes. The network apps have far more on-demand programming within the respective apps then Comcast puts out on the X1 platform. Comcast only has a fraction of shows on-demand then those networks make available on their tvOS and iOS apps. Comcast charges a ton of money but gives the least amount of viewing options then the majority of major TV providers. I pay for channels such as Comedy Central as part of my Xfinity subscription. I'm paying for the access to that network's content. Comcast shouldn't be allowed to dictate whether I can or cannot have access to that content on an Apple TV or iOS device. Hopefully the FCC will continue to make inroads into opening content and allowing customers to not have to use a company-leased set-top box. 


Hmm.  I only have experience with Chromecast.  I use it with my TV, which bypasses the X1 network.  I have latest generation which uses my wifi network.  

 

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