Could one of the Comcast official reps (@CCKenF or @ComcastTeds?) please clarify how the licensing agreements with the networks forbid using Xfinity Stream on a Chromecast or Apple TV, but allows the use of Xfinity Stream on a Roku? Or allows streaming on Samsung and LG TVs, but not my Panasonic that has a Chromecast attached to it? Is Roku or Samsung or LG paying a licensing fee that Google won't pay?
Seems like we all should just go out and get a $30 Roku Express. Looks like there is no subscription or monthly fee required.
Are there other ways I can watch On Demand content? Yes. If you have an Xfinity TV Box, you can still access your On Demand content, including any SVOD subscriptions. You can also access all of your On Demand content via the Xfinity Stream app and portal, which is available on Apple and Android devices, computers/laptops, Roku devices, Samsung Smart TVs and later this year on LG Smart TVs.
How about allowing access to Airplay on iPads so that I can watch content from the Xfinity Stream app using my AppleTV? If I already own an AppleTV why would I want to get yet another device to watch the service that I pay for.
MrRuffles, great suggestion. However, we are unable to cast or stream content from the app to a larger device due to licensing agreements we have with the networks.
As far as the HBO GO app on TiVO, there have been no announcements on this partnership at this time.
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Comcast should at a minimum enable support for HBO Go etc on the TiVo. But of course they won't, because this change is clearly aimed at getting everyone to switch to X1 DVRs. Maximizing the user experience for TiVo users is not their goal.
And it's obvious that "runs on out-of-date technology that cannot be upgraded or updated" really means "we decided years ago to stop investing in support for third-party DVRs, and we've finally reached the point where we can justify shutting down the on-demand service - hooray for us!"
If Comcast and TiVo were cooperating, there would be an Xfinity Stream app for the TiVo.
Another "at a minimum" request/replacement is Comcast should support Chromecast casting from the Xfinity Stream tablet apps.
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