Originally Posted by romito201
Any news on a cinemax or Starz app?
I wish for a Straz app , I mean why not , gezz.
I am stuck with Comcast , and I can`t even use the FXNOW app. It really sux.
As far as Samsung , that is a big ? mark.
Comcast & Samsung were working together about 3 years ago to bring about the Xfinity app on Samsung tv`s to eliminate the need for cable boxes.
In 2013 after I bought my F8000 , I came across an unsecured web site by Comcast & Samsung that told employees of Comcast who own Samsung tv`s how to use the app.
It was really quite good , you would change your IP address to a secured Comcast sever and in turn it would download software from Samsung`s servers and change the Smart Hub to what the Xfinity X1 op/sys is today.
I called Samsung and that one time I actually had a conversation with one of the engineers at Samsung and was well aware of the web site I was talking about , he said "we tried to get it to work , but it kept crashing. We [Samsung] wanted to work with Comcast to either work on the original Xfinity app or develop a new one , but he said that Comcast ended the program and started there own , the X1 " He also asked how I found the web site , I told him I did a Google search for Samsung/Xfinity and it was the first choice , he went on to state that he thought that Comcast had already shut the site down. I asked would it work at all , he said you can try it if you want , but it will disable your Smart Hub and it will more than likely crash and you will have to reset the whole tv and start from scratch.
I decided that Comcast has done nothing right and it was not worth the risk.
So that ended the Xfinity app and Comcast having anything to do with Samsung apps for there premium services.
To bad , I have to rent 2 boxes that muck up more than I care to think about.
They can buy NBC , but they can`t provide there customers with quality service , all they know how to do is raise the rates.
If it were just me , I would dump them in a heart beat.
Nobody asked , just my opinion.