when watching on demnad shows on xfinity.com/stream
theres way to many commercials makes me wannna cancel comcast and just get hulu to watch this show
the networks allow the program availability to make money by showing those commercials. If you would like to skip commercials you can use a DVR to record the programs when they are shown then watch at your convenience.
Actually you can't watch most of what's on your DVR if you like sports and new shows, unless you are on your home network. Which makes xfinity stream useless to me.
you can still watch any completed recording on your cloud DVR anywhere inside the USA. why do you feel new shows and sports recordings do not play outside of the home?
Absolutely false. The majority of content on my DVR will not play outside of my home (a place where I would only play it on my DVR). I could be wrong on the timing, but I believe around the same time they took away the ability to set recordings from the app, they also restricted a lot of content outside the home network due to rights issues.
I was out of town just last week and tried to watch SJ Sharks games and could not, so I browsed around my other DVR recordings and no sports and none of my new major network content was accessible.
there is no restriction on playback of a DVR cloud recording. do you have a screen capture of the screen where the playback fails?
Well, that's weird then. It didn't fail, the Watch option was grayed out and was not selectable and it said something about needing to be on the home wifi to watch that programming. I'll have to try it again when I'm away from home on another network.
when not on your home wifi you can not look at recordings in progress, only when the recording has ended.
I'll try again. It's possible some of the recordings I tried were still in progress, but not all, so there must have been something else going on.
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