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Mon, Sep 9, 2019 1:00 PM

Disney + app

Any plans to add disney plus streaming as an app on X1 dvr ?

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comc25

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Netflix is on Comcast equipment.

Amazon Prime Video is on Comcast equipment.

YouTube is on Comcast equipment.

Will only be a matter of time for Disney Plus. It’s essential to both Disney and Comcast that this happens. Online streaming is replacing cable and Comcast will do anything they can to keep their internet customers happy. The goal is to keep customers on Comcast equipment for everything. Look into Xfinity Flex. This is their response to Roku, Amazon Fire stick, etc.

Cable is dead.
losttrail

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A while back when Disney announced Disney Plus and the preorder of their streaming service, I had yst another caause to be on the phone with Xfinity addressing yet another service related issue. These are at least monthly issue that I have to spend my time resolving.

 

While getting bounced around to three (3) different departments adn people, I asked EACH Xfinity agent I spoke with if the Disney Plus service would be avaialble through the On Demand portal as Netflix, Prime, YouTube are currently.

 

EVERY Xfinisty agent I spoke with assured me that Xfinity was/is working on getting the Disney Plus app ready for the Nov 12 rollout of Disney Plus.

 

Of course, with 15+ years of dealing with Comcast/Xfinity in 3 different states,

Now it appears my intial skepticism was/is correct, Disney Plus apparently will NOT be made available as Netflix, Prime, YouTube are.

 

Additioanlly, I have read that Xfinity will soon drop Starz from the available channels?

 

Why then, should I continue to pay Xfinity's outrageous costs for TV service?

corrado59

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Does Xfinity have the intent to add a Disney + app to stream their new channel?  It might be wise to, as those who have to purchase a streaming device might as well "cut the cable" once they have to.

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Will Xfinity have Disney+ channel, if so what channel and how do I subscribe to it?

CCAndrew

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Doubt it anytime soon, they’re competitors.
CCAndrew

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Not at this time and doubt anytime soon, they’re competitors
corrado59

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Isn't Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc your competitors as well?

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@corrado59 wrote:

Isn't Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc your competitors as well?


Comcast owns NBCUniversal.  Disney owns ABC.  Comcast also has a stake in Hulu.  Comcast at one time was trying to buy ABC but lost to Disney.

 

Comcast and Disney are competitors.  Netflix and Prime are not in competition on that scale.

CCAndrew

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Actually Comcast sold its stake in Hulu to Disney earlier this year.
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@CCAndrew wrote:
Actually Comcast sold its stake in Hulu to Disney earlier this year.

From Wiki:

"Hulu is a U.S.-based subscription video on demand service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast's NBCUniversal as an equity stakeholder owning 33%."

 

Comcast is a silent partner.

 

Also from Wiki:

"On May 14, 2019, Comcast relinquished its control in Hulu to Disney effective immediately. As a result, the streaming service became a division of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International with Comcast effectively becoming a silent partner. Under the agreement, Comcast's 33% stake can be sold to Disney at fair market value as early as 2024."

CCAndrew

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At the end of the day, there has to be an agreement between both companies, and there isn’t one. If there was it would make headlines
comc25

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Netflix is on Comcast equipment.

Amazon Prime Video is on Comcast equipment.

YouTube is on Comcast equipment.

Will only be a matter of time for Disney Plus. It’s essential to both Disney and Comcast that this happens. Online streaming is replacing cable and Comcast will do anything they can to keep their internet customers happy. The goal is to keep customers on Comcast equipment for everything. Look into Xfinity Flex. This is their response to Roku, Amazon Fire stick, etc.

Cable is dead.

Userzero

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So, is Xfinity working on or having an app or connection to Disney+ ?
Now, the first response I am going to get is the canned "they are direct competitors." From some "offical, non-offical"

Then I will get " what about hulu, netfilx, amazon" etc. From yet another.

Then another will pipe up, but comcast has stock in this hulu and that.... etc. Etc...

None of that matters. It's all philosophy. Its not a yes or a no, its a "if this, than that"

Here is few things that is certain.

1. Anyone that uses Netflix, amazon, hulu etc through comcast, already have subscriptions with those services. (From free to full price)

2. They also have a subscription with xifinity services.

3. They can use xifinity to access those services, and thus.... xifinity is a direct contact to those other streaming services.

4. This increases the value or "value-added" ability of xifinity because it makes it more versitile to streaming services they already own.

Sooooo. Having an access to Disney+ via Xfinity would not make xfinity suffer, it would make it gain value. You already own Disney+ (myself for the next 3 years)

If they don't plan to have a connection and it comes to choosing one or the other.... I am choosing the one I already paid for in advance for 3 years, instead of the one that it's monthly bill costs 2 1/2 years worth prepaid of Disney+.

Unless..... I can access the Disney+ though Xfinity. I would obviously keep both. Best of both worlds.

So. Anyone know if there is plans to get an app. Or am I getting on my ps4, checking the end date of my contract verses term fee, and getting some internet qoutes. Because I got amazon, nextflix, hulu, and a few others.

I keep xfinity for a select amount of shows, and mainly.... because I can access the other stream services via X1. But... if they can't get along, I might need to move along. I can easily cut 200 off per month by killing phone, tv, security (i have other security) and switch internet.

It's not a threat. Just honest musing. Disney+ app on X1 would just make me even more committed to toss money at Xfinity.

Value-added 🙂
ThatDonGuy

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Keep in mind that a lot of what I am about to say is speculation, but "I am under the impression that" adding Disney+ access won't happen before the current deal between Comcast and Disney needs to be renewed - for some reason, I want to say this happens in 2021. I also have a feeling that this is when ACC Network will finally come to Comcast...assuming both sides can come to a deal.

 

Note that Disney has an ace up its sleeve; it has the right to pull all ABC affiliates that it owns (including WABC New York and KABC Los Angeles) from Xfinity if Comcast can't come to an agreement. It can happen; CBS pulled the CBS stations that it owns from U-Verse and DirecTV for about three weeks in July until AT&T agreed to a deal.

CCAndrew

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It’s a no and you won’t find any additional information until a deal is made public, if it’s ever a yes it will make headlines

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