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, <Edited>
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?
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.
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.
Actually Comcast sold its stake in Hulu to Disney earlier this year.
"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."
No matter how we get it, it will be $6.99/mo, just like Netflix, etc.
I have a Roku Ultra and a Chromcast Ultra, so it doesn't matter to me if it is not included in the Xfinity apps, but I really don't see why they can't send my payment to them like Netflix does.
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.
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.
will you be able to streem disney neew streaming service from comcast
It's an extra charge for streaming - it seems to be like Netflix. Maybe they will add it as an app sice we have to pay for it like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Just get a Roku and don't bother trying to watch subscription channels through a slow Comcast cable box. Plus, you get zillions of other channels Comcast would never offer.
I own a ps4.
I wanted to use comcast.... because it will not count against my wifi/interent consumption.
As @CCAndrew noted, all 3rd party apps on the cable box do count against your Internet usage. The only Internet usage that doesn't count is Xfinity Stream on non-cable boxes, when used on your own home network.
When might we see the Disney + app added to x1?
We will have to wait for an annoucement from Comcast/Xfinity.
In the meantime, I am using my Disney+ account on my Roku Ultra.
I wouldn't hold out hope for apps from competing networks to show up on a Comcast cable box. Most of the apps are complementary or don't directly compete with Comcast's own networks or cable channels they carry.