I agree with OP it's terribly frustrating swapping back and forth from roku when I'm watching netflix and vudu then back to comcast. Also when I travel I want to be able to take my Roku with me to watch NESN on the road so I don't miss any Bruins games.. I can stream the NBCSN games from my tablet via the xfinity tv go ap, but NESN isn't provided on that app. Comcast. come up with some solution to let us watch our local stuff while we're on the road. I don't see how time warner can and you can't and yet you want to declare yourselves the best cable company...
First all as with ALL service providers it's NOT them. Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, HBO, Comcast, Timewarner, Charter, AT&T etc..
They do *NOT* own the content or the channels. NESN is a channel if you can't watch NESN away from home ON the Roku and you can on the App that's NOT comcast, since it's OBVIOUS you can get it.. that's the CHANNEL provider dictating to Comcast HOW their channel is delivered.
So everyone likes to complain that Comcast needs to this and Netflix needs to add this movie or that TV, show.. ITS NOT their call, at ALL.
Complain the content provider, producer, or management company.. all these services is do is provide SERVICE. Its like complaining to Walmart that your TV doesn't have features or it's not working correctly, Walmart SOLD you the device but they are not responsible.
Comcast SOLD you a service, and its working.. NESN is NOT part of the service it's a CHANNEL, service is internet, tv channels, and packages if NESN doesn't work on the road there are a LOT of reasons for that, most of these reasons are part of contract and advertising.
If you watch NESN in your home network, and you suddenly change places to a completely different region how would NESN know that? They wouldn't. so now your ads are relavent to your HOME network but if you are traveling you miss ads in the local area, that THEY paid for, so NESN can't give you a channel outside of your home region, but that's only ONE reason there are many more, contract obligations, sports (NFL, NBA, NHL, etc. ) they own franchise rights to teams.. your home region may have a pro team but maybe the city you are in has no pro team or its a different PRO team, so is that fair that you decide to pick and move and STILL get ads from your home while you are traveling but then your add revenue goes to your house..
It would be like buying a hamburger in Texas and they have to send money to New York just because you are from there.. yeah that's not fair equitable at all..
that's what you people NEEd to realize, this goes beyond a SIMPLE TV, there is a lot of things that are included you do not see, so NESN call THEM not comcast, comcast is merely a provider for THAT channel in the package you paid for.. that's ALL they do. NESN is where you need to make a complaint why you can't watch it on the road from roku when the app on your tablet does.. good luck with that, but stop making Comcast the enemy for everything just because they happen to deliver services, there is nothing they can do.
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