Currently a Comcast customer.
Works on Sony smart TVs as well.
The problem is Comcast "stream" app does not show up in the Google play store within the TV. According to an "expert" on this forum on a different thread. They quoted to me... if the stream app does not show up in the Google Play Store on the Sony Smart TV but it works on a smartphone. I was told that your not allowed to bypass the TVs Play Store and take the legal copy of the Stream app and install it on Sony smart TV. That would be a violation of the DMCA and could be faced with a fine or imprisonment.
O and yes...shearing a few different websites with my personal attorney he begs to differ.... no such violation of the DMCA. This certainly can be challenged in a court in the US.
So my question to The Forum and I'm sure the experts are reading this... how are we to install the Stream app on a Sony Smart TV when it does not show up on the Google Play Store???
When in fact Comcast and Sony have a partnership as of 2018?
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It happens to be to my knowledge that the Xfinity streaming app. Does not work on most well-known name brand media streaming devices. Example: Nividia Sheild, fire stick and many others. I like to know why if one happens to be a customer of Comcast and has full access to utilize the Xfinity streaming app. Is secluded to only to use the streaming app on 3 devices such as Sony TV and some Samsung models tv's and all seven Roku streaming media devices due to a partnership. It is absurd that Comcast puts a restriction on their streaming app when the competition elsewhere does not put such restrictions on utilizing their apps. I've been told by many Comcast employees for the past two years Comcast is working diligently to make their Xfinity streaming app compatible with more name brand devices. <Edited for violating forum guidelines>. Your big competitor "Verizon FiOS" their streaming app happens to work on any streaming devices. No restrictions... <Edited for violating forum guidelines> ...
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It may be a minor cost to you. But each box $6 bucks per month ( inverter box) for more than one tv adds up X1 box much more per month if you don't own your own cable modem they charge you rental fee for that as well. I dont believe in wasted money to give comcast when my bill is high enough. If there is a free way to save money of doing things that comcast offers the question should be "why not take advantage of their free app and streaming service"... If your not aware Comcast just (1/1/2019) did a 3.3% increase for both broadcast fee and sports regional fee.<Edited for violating forum guidelines> Some people may be on fixed incomes. <Edited for violating forum guidelines> I admit they try to put affordable packages together <Edited for violating forum guidelines> However Comcast advertises that they have a low income service program for individual customers that cannot afford cable TV or Internet. But when inquired about such programs there excuse "not in your area"... especially when the known area happens to be low property living in HUD homes... Go figure... Cheers PAL,
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Im curious to know if this was resolved?
Im looking into purchasing the Roku Ultra and before I purchase I want to make sure the Xfinity streaming app will work with the Roku Ultra device.
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I can say the Xfinity streaming app is working on my Sony X900E 4K HDR TV.
However A friend of mine has the nvidia shield and no matter what the Xfinity streaming app does not work. The app will load and you're able to login pulls down all the shows and in "All Channels" options, it will pull down the entire TV Guide. Once clicked on a Channel network those dots show up in the middle of the screen like it's getting ready to start streaming. But an error message comes up saying sorry..... disconnect casting and HDMI capabilities...bla bla...
Called Comcast and spoke to a rep for help and information. Describing exactly the problem with the nvidia shield not able to stream using the app. But works on my Sony Tv. The Comcast rep I was surprised that it was even working on my Sony TV. Basically had no answer as to why it was not working on the shield. His best knowledge was it's not compatible for neither Sony or Nvidia Shield.
But yet it's working perfectly fine on my Sony. Seems to me that this Comcast rep is out of touch I'm more less wanted to get off the phone. Leaving it up to the paying customer to research on their own to find out answers. Very Sad
I have been with Comcast since the day they took over the internet business. I am starting to have second thoughts when leaving Comcast once my contract expires. <Edited for violating forum guidelines> . Awful lot of money per month per year people such as us pay Comcast for service. <Edited for violating forum guidelines> Comcast is not a poor Company by far I feel that they need to spend a little bit more time and listening to their paying customers and keeping up with the market demands. Also training or hiring much more skilled people to become their employees when dealing with paying customers.<Edited for violating forum guidelines>
I'm sure my message on here will go unnoticed and unread by Comcast.
Very sad Comcast was once a good reliable Corporation now it seems they could care less about the little people.... just my opinion and experience in my observation from Reading many forums...
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