Xfinity OnDemand XOD Alternatives?

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  1. Jul 7, 2019 #81 of 105
    smark

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    OnDemand via the roku app doesn’t count because it goes through different routing.
     
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    kpeters59

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    Source?

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  3. Jul 7, 2019 #83 of 105
    smark

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  4. Jul 7, 2019 #84 of 105
    chiguy50

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    That makes perfect sense--just as anything you used to watch on the old XoD app on the TiVo did not count towards the data cap.

    Note, however, that HBO GO streaming, even when accessed via a Comcast subscription, is subject to the data cap.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2019 #85 of 105
    kpeters59

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    That came in over QAM, so didn't effect the DOCSIS Data.

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  6. Jul 7, 2019 #86 of 105
    kpeters59

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    I'm not sure this clears up my question completely:

    Does streaming using the Xfinity Stream app on a Partner Device count against my Internet data usage?
    No. The goal of using the app on your Partner Device is to give you more options outside of our rented TV Boxes to access your full TV service within your home. The service delivered through the Xfinity Stream app is not an Internet service, so our data usage plans don't apply.

    However, video services that are delivered over the Internet, like TV Everywhere content accessed via the Xfinity Stream app and web portal or content from NBC.com or the NBC and NBC Sports apps, are treated exactly the same way as any other Internet-delivered services like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon, and are subject to any data usage plans that might apply.


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  7. Jul 7, 2019 #87 of 105
    NashGuy

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    Yes, this should clear up your question.

    When Comcast sends you programming via the Xfinity Stream app on a Partner Device (currently just Roku and Samsung smart TVs, with more devices coming), that is NOT considered "over-the-top" (OTT) data that travels over the open internet and therefore counts against your data cap. Instead, Comcast considers those video streams to be managed IPTV (internet protocol television), the same as if it was being streamed to their own Xi5 or Xi6 boxes. Comcast's own IPTV streams do not count against their data cap.

    But everything you stream to every other app, whether it's on Comcast's own boxes or a Partner Device, IS OTT and DOES count against your data cap.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2019 #88 of 105
    kpeters59

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    Yeah, but it was stated that he was sent to The CW App.

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  9. Jul 7, 2019 #89 of 105
    slowbiscuit

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    There's no confusion here - if it plays in the Xfinity app it doesn't count. Everything else does.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2019 #90 of 105
    oldradio99

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    Just purchased a new 2019 Series 8 TV and the Xfinity Beta app is not supported.

    Seems like Xfinity does not want us using anything but the X1 box
     
  11. Jul 8, 2019 #91 of 105
    schatham

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    On Demand set up.

    Edit:
    Living room: Tivo box and Roku
    Bedroom: Tivo Mini and Roku
    Office: Tivo Mini and Roku TV.
     
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  12. Jul 9, 2019 #92 of 105
    WVZR1

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    You originally 'hinted' TiVo (Roamio?) @ the bedroom with the X1 (I assume XG1V4) @ the main w/Mini. What changed your mind? I've the XG1V4 & a Mini(A9300) @ the MAIN DISPLAY and my Roamio + @ the secondary. I'm returning my L3TV later this month and I'm thinking I'm quite happy with this arrangement. The only change I thought I might like is maybe a Mini VOX @ the main vs an A9300 because it would stream 4K. and do 1080P60 I believe that might be easier to upscale to a 2160 display. I've a Roku Ultra for the secondary display also.

    @ both locations the devices are run through an AVR.
     
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  13. Jul 9, 2019 #93 of 105
    schatham

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    I started to dislike the X1 and put my main Tivo back in the living room with a Roku. Then today I took the X1 back and now just use Tivo, Mini's and Roku.
     
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    What did you not like about the X1?
     
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    schatham

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    ,,,
     
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  16. Jul 9, 2019 #96 of 105
    WVZR1

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    You had the 'newest' X1 with NO CLOCK? They still hand out the older X1 at my Xfinity Store 'unless' you ask specifically for the XG1V4. I use mine sporadically because I knew I'd likely NOT enjoy some of the issues. I didn't experience issues you mention but I didn't attempt to use as an everyday device for 'network' TV. XOD only and some catch up stuff. It will stream 4K stuff that you have to actually switch devices for. Some of the CBS XOD stuff was direct from CBS ALL ACCESS with very little advertising. I believe the XG1V4 actually does likely better up-scaling than the Roamio. It certainkly spends most of the day 'asleep'!!
     
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  17. Jul 9, 2019 #97 of 105
    schatham

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    Yes the XG1v4
     
  18. Jul 9, 2019 #98 of 105
    mattack

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    still shows up on my tivos as of yesterday but I admit I didn't try to actually go in it..
     
  19. Jul 10, 2019 #99 of 105
    schatham

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    You'll just get the message that you can't use it.
     
  20. dsc25

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    So, if I'm reading through everything here correctly, for this TiVo Bolt user whose family used a lot of Xfinity on Demand through the Bolt, the easiest and cheapest solution is to get a Roku and use the Xfinity app there, correct?

    The discussion here has been super interesting to read through, but now I'm just looking for the bottom line answer so my family can stop hyperventilating about the future of their TiVo. Thanks all!
     

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