Xfinity OnDemand XOD Alternatives?

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  1. Jun 29, 2019 #61 of 105
    kpeters59

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    It never connects?

    I just set up 4 Ultras this week. 3 Wireless and 1 over a MoCA network...never an error.

    In Houston.

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  2. Jun 29, 2019 #62 of 105
    samccfl99

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    And SO? It does not take rocket science to just install an app and click on it.

    IDK, I was quite specific in what it did, which was not much. Saying Initializing and then an error screen, try again (no code)...
     
  3. Jun 29, 2019 #63 of 105
    kpeters59

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    Do other streaming services operate as expected?

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  4. Jun 30, 2019 #64 of 105
    chiguy50

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    I suppose that could have been due a temporary communications glitch with the local Comcast server. If so, try again today to see if it has been resolved.

    If not, then I would next try deleting the app and reloading it on the assumption that something was corrupted in the software.

    FWIW, I have not experienced any glitches yet loading or using the Xfinity Stream app on my Roku Ultra.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2019 #65 of 105
    samccfl99

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    I thought people said that HBO GO is not supported by Comcast? On the Roku P+, I searched by voice (only TE3 here) and I found something on HBO and it gave me the options and I chose HBO GO and it took me to the app. Xfinity was in the list and I entered the code and signed on in a browser and voila, HBO.

    The Xfinity Beta is weird (or the Roku). I was just playing around and decided to try for a non-cable show, so I said "Supernatural" and a whole list came out. I chose an episode and it took me out of the app and put me in the CW app and I chose an episode and it played. Is that the way the Roku works? I guess there is no way to Save programs on the Roku like the old XOD had a Saved Program folder in it. I found this out because I paused something and then went back to Tivo and when I came back, the Roku was back to the main menu...LOL

    Not Progress! Well there are some free movies on the Roku channel that might be worth watching...someday...LOL. Also, That tiny "box" sure gets hot!
     
  6. Jul 6, 2019 #66 of 105
    wmcbrine

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    On the TiVo. It works on some other devices, as you found. (It works on my Apple TV. But Comcast won't authorize the Starz app there -- I haven't tried the Roku yet.)
     
  7. Jul 6, 2019 #67 of 105
    schatham

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    HBO GO on Roku has always worked, but data will count if you have a limit.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2019 #68 of 105
    kpeters59

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    Wait...so does that mean that some of the streaming might go against your Data Cap?

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  9. Jul 6, 2019 #69 of 105
    samccfl99

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    What's a Data Cap??? LOL

    I live alone and last month I used 60gb. Says I have a limit of 1TB...

    Monthly Data Usage
    1024GB remaining of 1024GB monthly plan (July 01 - July 31).
    Data used in the last 24 hours may not be displayed

    And I have used my devices all month so far...LOL. I think they get confused. For one, I live in a Condo and Basic is included and there are no real caps for contracts like that, and 2nd, I have my own Zoom modem and Comcast does not seem to be able to keep track of certain things like they do their gateways, so some info is not displayed on my account.

    What does this have to do with the app??? :rolleyes::D
     
  10. Jul 6, 2019 #70 of 105
    kpeters59

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    It's just me and sometimes my Daughter and we've used up all our 'grace periods' on Comcast's 1tb cap and even paid the extra a few times...

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  11. Jul 6, 2019 #71 of 105
    samccfl99

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    The only time I ever tried the HBO app was on my phone and Xfinity was never there, but I am not sure if that was HBO Now or GO. NOW definitely is different, I think it needs a real HBO subscription. Whatever.

    Also I do not know why anyone would use the app on the Tivo if one has HBO!!! LOL
     
  12. Jul 6, 2019 #72 of 105
    kpeters59

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    That doesn't appear to be the case in Houston...they seem to know every Mb and it seems like a few more on my Personally Owned Modem.

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  13. Jul 6, 2019 #73 of 105
    samccfl99

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    I will never understand how so much data is used. I guess you stream a lot...:D
     
  14. Jul 6, 2019 #74 of 105
    kpeters59

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    This is about XOD Alternatives. So, their effect on Data Caps seems relevant, to me...

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  15. Jul 6, 2019 #75 of 105
    samccfl99

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    I guess I was talking about the message in my account, but it was only the message thats says it does not know my wifi network name and pw...LOL
     
  16. Jul 6, 2019 #76 of 105
    samccfl99

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    Oh, it's YOU! I think I had you blocked and unblocked you a few days ago to see a post of yours. Now I know why you were blocked...sheesh...Blocked again. You seem to have some good info, but you are too sarcastic for me!!!
     
  17. Jul 6, 2019 #77 of 105
    kpeters59

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    Your loss...

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  18. Jul 6, 2019 #78 of 105
    schatham

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    I think if Xfinity sent you there your good, it seems built together somehow. What happens if you use the back arrow, does it go back to Xfinity menu?
     
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  19. Jul 6, 2019 #79 of 105
    KevTech

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    Just about any data that goes through the modem is counted.

    What counts towards my data plan?
     
  20. Jul 6, 2019 #80 of 105
    kpeters59

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    It's been said that if the content originates from Comcast, and not the Internet at large, that the Data does not go against the cap...

    I've never seen any verification of that, though.

    -KP
     

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