Well, I log in to the Xfinity TV Beta app on the Roku Express this morning and see that now I don't have access to the OTA HD channels (in the 400's). Which is interesting because they were there when I last looked (and I get them from my roof mounted antenna for free). In addition, I do have access to the HD channels in the android Stream TV app and in the browser (https://tv.xfinity.com/live).
On top of that, the community channel(s) still does not work. I still get error, "Sorry! Something went wrong. Please try again later (Error DRM.-3)". Since the government mandates these channels be carried as part of their licensing I have to assume this is an error on the part of the Roku app or on Comcast's part especially since they work fine via the web streaming app and the android streaming app. I did manage to get the channel to stream while I had the same channel up streaming in the browser but when I closed the browser window and restarted the roku app, the issue returned with the same error message.
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I have been playing around with the Comcast TV beta on my Roku Express a little now and have a few issues with the UI.
First I am not particularly fond of the app going to the menu first. I would prefer it went to your last live TV channel then allowed you to call the menu up via one of the device buttons (like the * button) kind of like it would with a DTA or HD converter box. Also when you are in the guide and you click on a currently airing show I don't think it makes sense to click on the show then click on the Watch. You should be able to click on the show and start viewing immediately then use the arrows to get to the show/series info. For upcoming shows that may make more sense but for a currently airing show, not so much.
It would also be nice to have a last channel option (or channels like last 3 for sports enthusiasts) in the menu or a channel up down option using the arrows (maybe left & right) to "channel surf". It might also be nice to accomodate multi-viewer households with profiles and favorites.
Finally, some means of filtering content/channels would be nice (for example only sports or only HD) kind of like what you have in the web UI (see the image below). I know you have the Netflix like presentation on the TV listing screen with Kids, Sports and Movies but I am talking about more of a channel filter than an entire new presentation.
One last issue, I know that having the option to view SD is a nice to have but if your Roku is connected to a TV via HDMI (as you would be with most newer devices) it might be nice to filter out channels that have corresponding HD equivalents. For example, I have CBS, ABC, NBC, CW and Fox available in both SD and HD but would not really care to view in SD if HD is available. Or maybe make it a setting to automatically go to the HD channel if available? I believe the X1 did this when I had it.
Just my 2 cents but these are all "tweaks" that I feel would improve the overall experience of the app and draw more people to it. Thank you.
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