I was reading a Comcast forum that was discussing a Roku Xfinity app currently in development. It was supposed to come out in April of 2016! Then Comcast pushed it to Fall of 2016, etc. I read that there was one in Beta testing. T
The kicker is though, . Our court systems and the FCC need to get with the program!
Comcast won't let you do it for one simple reason, control. they know if you can GET the content through a 3rd party it's only a matter of time until you can circumvent the security and download it.. Comcast apps go through a security proxy, so they would have to share this with 3rd party, not happening.. this lifetime.
FCC is communications, regulated services like Telephone, Cellular, radios and WiFi.. Cable and companies are NOT regulated, they hide behind "policy" but its of their own making so they can make the rules and then claim ignorance when people want those rules changed.. So FCC has ZERO to do with this decision..
Slingbox, Plex, and a bunch of others take your money and you pay the SAME amount you would with a cable box.
I pay 100 bucks a month my internet portion is 65. If we use sling, Netflix, hulu and amazon.. that's at LEAST 50 bucks.. and you STILL need one of those cable providers to pay them for internet!
So I fail to understand why you would switch to a different provider with LESS channels.. I get ALL channels and HBO for basically 30 bucks.. and then you say "yeah but you signed a 2 year contract"...
Today I am watching TV, tomorrow I will be watching TV, a year from now I will be watching TV, but I would rather know how much I am paying and I *KNOW* Comcast will be there tomorrow, hulu and sling have shaky futures to say the least, no way I am trusting either of those...
I pay 8 bucks for Netflix ok maybe 10.. but my TOTAL cable bill is 110, PERIOD not restrictions no black out dates, no "you can get all channels EXCEPT this or that" and I can skip and fast forward rewind.. all on demand, sling won't let you do this.. (that to me is insane to PAY for TV we had in the 70's.. just insane).. again sling SAYS this "feature is coming...".. yeah right like Comcast has an app on roku? LOL
Apps are already there Fox ABC, CBS, NBC.. I can watch them ALL except for TBS and 1 or 2 others but pretty much EVERY show I can watch NOW, don't care about re-runs but NO service is allow to show episodes if those episodes are not available anyway, so there is no difference.
The rest I can get on Netflix. only thing I am missing is sports.. yeah no thanks not paying 200 bucks just to watch football every Sunday.. again insane.. (besides Sports are better in a bar) LIVE tv is just that.. LIVE why are we watching TV in 2017? I just don't get it.. you get dead space where a commercial is for 2 minutes and if you miss a moment oopsie.. no going back..
it makes no sense.. therefore I keep my cable it works GREAT, Comcast may not be perfect but they ARE the largest provider.. in the WORLD (more than Cox, Charter, Time warner combined), they aren't going anywhere.. So why pay anyone else? Comcast is basically the SOURCE for all of those videos, and its the ONLY cable company that the networks trust at this point, since those deals have been in place for decades now...