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alexandria_ & L0c0 -- We don't have any type of agreement with Roku with the exception of HBO and Showtime.
Yep, we are aware of that Zach. Lucky us! Maybe 3 years from now we'll finally be able to do so, like people on other providers can already do at this very moment.
But I do appreciate your reply so we know our concern didn't go 100% unnoticed. Thanks.
ComcastZach — Now that Comcast is developing a Roku channel that will serve as a portal to the X1 platform (thus obviating the need for cable boxes), wouldn't it be wise just to allow X1 customers access to Roku TV Anywhere channels such as Comedy Central or Travel Channel – especially since Comcast already allows customers with mobile devices and computers access to those channels.
adk0557 -- I'm not sure I understand the need. Can you explain that further? What would be the need to have X1 access Roku TV Anywhere channels when X1 brings those channels in on it's own?
Why would I ever need to access to channels on my Roku (4) when I pay to rent an X1 _plus_ every channel Comcast offers?
4K: A Roku 4 can do what neither the X1 nor Comcast's broadcast channels can. Any other questions, Zach?
Supersoni -- Yes. Where is Roku 4 mentioned in this post and what does Roku 4 have to do with the question? adk0557's question was "wouldn't it be wise just to allow X1 customers access to Roku TV Anywhere channels such as Comedy Central or Travel Channel". They're not asking about Roku 4 or accessing channels on a Roku but rather having X1 access Roku TV Anywhere.
"Roku TV Anywhere channels such as Comedy Central or Travel Channel" means channels on Roku TV. As in a Roku TV that does not have a box rented from Comcast attached to it. You said Comcast only has deails in place with HBO and Showtime, yet the Disney and Nickelodeon channels on Roku require a login with credentials from your cable TV provider. Apparently Comedy Central does not have a similar deal in place with Comcast.
Aside from the higher quality video offered by Roku, the ability to watch programming on a TV without paying set top box rental fees would be a "need" fulfilled by being able to access Comedy Central content on a Roku owned by an X1 subscriber.
datsunrobbie -- Perhaps this needs more clarity.
Roku's will be given the ability to access your subscribed channels through the Partnership App. There is no necessity to be an X1 subscriber to use that App.
X1 already brings in these channels. Roku will bring them in via the Partnership App. That's what lead to asking my follow up question about the need for X1 to access Roku TV Anywhere channels if it does so already.
Where is this Partnership App? I have a TCL Roku TV and would like to access all my subscribed channels on it without having to use a set-top box. I have searched the Roku channel library, and searches for "Xfinity" and "Partnership" both return zero results.
datsunrobbie -- Partnership App has not launch yet. You can find more information about this App and Partnership Program here: http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-seeks-partners-to-bring-xfinity-tv-cable-service...
I remember reading that back in April, and was happy to see that Comcast has stated that the app will be available this year. I look forward to seeing it before January 1. I find it puzzling that the new Xfinity TV website has gone backwards from HTML5 to Flash, considering the use of HTML5 was highlighted in the press release and was used on the site from 2011 up until this past Monday.