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harshness

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The FAQ says that the Stream app will work for Flex subscribers for "purchased and/or rented content and premium subscriptions" which sounds exclusive to me.

The beta version of the Roku Xfinity Stream app doesn't support customers that don't have a video subscription. I expect that other streaming boxes will have the same requirement.

As of last August, Apple TV wasn't supported with an Xfinity Stream app and AirPlay is not available on the iOS streaming app.

I've "taken one for the team" and subscribed to Flex and I'll let you know if my fortunes with the Roku app change.
 

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As I have Xfinity broadband that includes the Flex TV service (first box free) that, in turn, includes Peacock Premium, I may just give it a look. I wasn't really wanting another box but I have a free HDMI port or two.
I can get the Flex box also but I just do not want it, everything is just so easy now with the Roku, if I want OTA, I hit Antenna, if I want DVR I hit the Tablo app, then of course the other apps like Netflix, Disney, Vudu, etc., I like have one remote now,especially with ARC controlling the Receiver, I just do not want another box, if(when) the app comes out on the Roku and is free to Comcast Broadband I will give it a try.

That and the Peacock content just does not interest me, I don’t watch reruns now because there is so much new content that, even retired, I don’t have time to watch it all.

If I wanted to watch, for example, The Office again, I could buy it on itunes ( complete series is on sale for $29.99 this weekend and seems to go on sale every two months) and then watch it on the Roku, I just don’t want to.


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harshness

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I can get the Flex box also but I just do not want it, everything is just so easy now with the Roku.
Of course we're talking Peacock here and if you don't subscribe to Comcast or Cox TV service, you can't get Peacock Premium on Roku for free. I expect that the differences between the two levels of service will be fairly striking.
 

harshness

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I've "taken one for the team" and subscribed to Flex and I'll let you know if my fortunes with the Roku app change.
The Roku Xfinity Stream beta app acknowledges my Flex subscription and regrets to inform me that Flex is not available using the Roku app at this time. My free Flex box (Xi6) and voice remote will supposedly arrive in 3-5 days (I didn't want wait at the Comcast store where it took me 45 minutes in a MacDonalds Play Place type atmosphere to turn in a modem on my last visit).

I feel safe in saying that Flex support (including free Peacock Premium) on any streamer other than the Flex box probably isn't going to happen any time soon. Maybe Cox broadband subscribers will have better luck (assuming Cox makes a similar offer to non-TV subscribers).
 

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