For anyone interested. I did get this message from Comcast:
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I can't imagine there won't be an XFinity app since they (XFinity) were actually part of the reveal. That being said since the cable box is hooked through the console they may not see a need for it.
As someone that is using XFinity Internet as a replacement for Cable, a dedicated XBox One app to access all of that content would be massively helpful for me.
I chose Comcast as my internet provider for my "killing of cable TV" since they seem to have offerings that support that move the most. I hope they realize the value-add that access to XFinity through 3rd party set-top boxes provides to us customers.
Microsoft just released a list of 45 new apps coming out for the Xbox One and Xfinity was not on the list. That, and the fact that they have said nothing here, leads me to believe it is not even in development right now. This really bums me out becaue I love the app on my 360.
I would also like this on the Xbox One. I do not have my TV set up through the One, because my console is for me in my office. My wife and I watch our shows together at night down there. We are stuck useing the 360 as well. It is a bit frusterating.
My XB1 is connected to 1 of my 3 PC monitors... no cable box downstairs. With browser live TV being constantly choppy I was hoping to pop open an app and watch the same way...
nope. No app. -_-
and 13 comments no reply from a Comcast rep?
p.s. - Verizon Fios has an app... just say'n.
Why is there still no reply, you would think they would have an app for Xfinity customers already Verizon fios has been in the xbox one app store for a good amount of time now. The new Comedy Central app just came out and i was excited to sit in the dorm and watch all my favorate shows on my xbox but out of a list of 50+ cable providers Xfinity or comcast wasnt on the list. Someone needs to address this issue
Same is true with the NFL app. No Comcast or Xfinity in the list of providers.
I wish I knew why why Comcast has made no comment or reply. They have been completely silent on this here on these forums and in the medial. This usually isn't a good sign.
Maybe I should switch to Verizon FIOS. They have an app.
In answer to the queston, I thought you might enjoy a transcript of my interaction with Comcast Customer Support online. Finally got an answer!
The HBO GO app is in beta for the Xbox One per some websites. I found this info on Reddit about who can activate it at the moment.:
"Per the activation site:
AT&T U-verse TV ,Bright House Networks, Charter, Cox, DIRECTV, DIRECTV PUERTO RICO, DISH, Mediacom, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, and WOW!"
I guess I'm not really surprised Comcast isn't listed. I hope Comcast gets their act together and is ready to let us use this app when it goes live. We shouldn't have to wait like we did with the 360. Comcast still doesn't support this app on the PS3 after several months.
So, looks like no Xfinity App in the foreseeable future. And the 3rd party TV apps (Fox, Comedy Central etc.) do not have Comcast listed. I guess Comcast just does not care.
I believe that they are holding back the Xbox one app intentionally because of their x1 platform. for those of you who use the x1 platform you know that it resembles, in some form, the features and amenities of the Xbox 360 Xfinity app. this leads me to conclude that they are looking to sign up as many people on the x1 platform as possible for their own revenue. We're stuck while they're laughing all the way to the bank. Just my opinion though.
Dark, no. You need a FIOS connection for the app to work. I know because I just had FIOS installed on Saturday. Friday the app would open, but give a message that no FIOS connection was available.
Pray that FIOS comes to your area. Its nice & priced about the same. I stream live TV a lot. And with the constant browser error that Comcast couldn't seem to figure out, the FIOS app covers it!
They're not really giving much information. And they don't really directly answer questions. I guess that means they will be making the app then...Thanks very much for posting this!
Same here. I wish that Comcast would KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES and get a Xbox One application like they did on Xbox 360.
I want to get rid of my Xbox 360, and the stupid Xfinity Application is the only thing that is holding me back. It is just wasting
space on my Television shelf because I never play it anymore. I just use it in my spare room where I work out to watch
Xfinity, and I sure hope that they get it going soon.
I am more impressed with Comcast lately, because they are really trying to stay up with things. They changed their operating behavior (I think) after they saw that many people are moving away to Google Fiber and other companies. However, I want to be a loyal customer, so I force myself to stay with them. But, if Google comes to Houston, sorry, I might just have to jump overboard.
I must say that I stand corrected. Comcast is UP WITH THE TIMES.
I just found and tried the Xfinity application from the web, and it works BEAUTIFULLY.
It accesses the cable box from a HTML web browser (you can do it with Chrome not IE, who ya kidding!).
Anyway, it worked perfectly and let me access the recordings on my Xfinity box even.
Don't know yet how to integrate it into my environment at home. I wasn't expecting this,
and I don't have that capability on my 360 or Xbox One to do this. The browser on
Xbox One is VERY POOR so I might have to find a cheap PC or older PC to move to my Television
by my workout area to be able to access the web from it.
Anyone else see how easy it is?
https:// xtv.comcast.net /
Very good work, Ya'll in Philadelphia !!! Just still wish that I could use a console to do
some of this, because this changes things.
This lack of support and abysmal customer service is the reason i am so glad Google fiber is coming to my area. I can't wait to drop comcast liike a sack of bricks and get a service that actually works with thier customers rather then giving them the runaround while they laugh thier way to the bank.
Try Sling or Hulu. Comcast has great internet. Streaming tv over Comcast is the future. Just cancel your Comcast cable & keep the internet. Comcast appears to want to keep a closed system and stay in the past. Both Hulu & Sling have services for about any device - including Xbox One.