I have Starz paid for as part of my package. I can download players for HBO and premium channels and for USA, FOX, etc. I can watch all content on these individual apps by loading my Xfinity username&password to these apps. Likewise, when I want to add a channel to my (Roku) box and watch a show there (example the show is over and I did not during it) then I can add the SYFY channel, a code appears on my screen, I use an iPad to go to syfy.com/activate (or close) and put in the code on the screen, Then it asks for my cable provider, I hit xfinity and it takes me to a site (probably pass through) where I put in my Xfinity username and password. Well, Starz and a few others don’t offer xfinity out of almost 1000. I asked them, they said it was Xfinity’s lack of programming. I first tried to add a few channels last Spring and about every month. Will somebody fix this standoff, I am happy to start paying for just the channels I watch. Paying $3,99 for regular channels and $15 for premium is still cheaper than $200/ month. Plus there are bundles out there now. Please someone at Xfinity fix this.
There are agreements between Comcast and the media companies as to what types of devices are available for TV Anywhere (the 'Go' apps where you authorize with your cable/satellite subscription.) Comcast doesn't have that agreement for TV-based devices (Roku, etc...) with Viacom (Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, etc...), Starz/Liongate, and Scripps Networks (Travel, HGTV, DIY, etc...).
Why no agreement? My guess is that the media companies may demand a fee for EVERY channel subscriber, even if they don't use any of those devices.
Hello Eor-Eor, we don't have an agreement with Starz to stream their content from their app. You can download our Xfinity Stream app to view all of your favorite channels including Starz on your Roku.