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MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

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MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

In 2017 I was able to go to a channel's website and log in with xfinity to access the programs.   Now in 2018, xfinity login on some channel's sites have disappeared.    I purchase a package that includes mtv, spike... why can I not access the content on their website anymore?

 

-Signed Currently forced to pay over $100 a month for tv and internet, because there is no lower option.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

Some networks want ISP's like Comcast to pay an access fee for EVERY channel subscriber, even if they never use the web site or app. I have noticed that Viacom channels have lost Xfinity access on all devices now. They used to authorize on my phone, but not even that works now. They never authorized on my Roku.

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Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider


TheReason wrote:

In 2017 I was able to go to a channel's website and log in with xfinity to access the programs.   Now in 2018, xfinity login on some channel's sites have disappeared.    I purchase a package that includes mtv, spike... why can I not access the content on their website anymore?

 

-Signed Currently forced to pay over $100 a month for tv and internet, because there is no lower option.


https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/online-tv-through-partner-sites lists currently known sites you can use your Xfinity credentials. The third-party app entertainment providers decide access. It may be that these companies are demanding a payment to use their third-party app from Comcast or from you. 


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Frequent Visitor

Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

I lost 3 channels, 6 I guess if I included these 3. Took me two reps and about 40 min to downsize me to cable / internet and still have problems!
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Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider


Anthony19701 wrote:
I lost 3 channels, 6 I guess if I included these 3. Took me two reps and about 40 min to downsize me to cable / internet and still have problems!

hi, did you check the link on the post that was just before yours? It has the current 3rd party apps that Comcast has been notified that work separately from the stream app.


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Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

All,

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that you may be experiencing. Our agreement with Viacom has not changed and continues to provide Xfinity TV customers with access to Viacom programming at home or on the go via the Xfinity Stream app and web portal. While our agreement does not provide customers with access to Viacom’s programming on their owned apps and websites, until recently Viacom had been providing unauthorized access to users.

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Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

Hi, I understand that Viacom can control what we watch on their apps, but when I downloaded the Xfinity Stream app, YOUR app, and search VH1 and other Viacom shows, nothing came up. It's as if you guys have completely removed their channels as people stated above. How can you explain that?
Regular Contributor

Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

I see every major provider EXCEPT Xfinity! Why do you do this to your consumers.  You do the same thing with Starz and NFL Network! 

 

I see the most random providers (3 River COmmunications) Their website doesn't even have SSL! How does just about every other cable/sat provider have access to the third party app except us?  

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Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider


@Waqas1 wrote:

I see every major provider EXCEPT Xfinity! Why do you do this to your consumers.  You do the same thing with Starz and NFL Network! 

 

I see the most random providers (3 River COmmunications) Their website doesn't even have SSL! How does just about every other cable/sat provider have access to the third party app except us?  


Comcast has a website with the latest information on that subject. https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/online-tv-through-partner-sites


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Regular Contributor

Re: MTV.com, Spike.com and other channels no longer list xfinity/comcast as a provider

You know what sad?  The only reason I am trying to access stand alone third party apps is because they stream at a higher quality/bit rate than linear xfinity does.   The funny thing is if i had directv/dish I wouldn't even think about trying to watch on a 3rd party stand alone app because their signal quality is actually good!