Comcast Xfinity has been driving me nuts lately. Well I should say that I have always disliked them, but recently they have been doing their best to get on my nerves. Yesterday gave me not one but two examples of how lame they can be.
My wife and I decided to setup a TV in our bedroom, and since we don’t need a lot as far as programing goes in that room, I decided to pick up a Roku 2 XS which is the previous generation’s top of the line streaming box. The apps I bought it for are Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Go. There are other channels and stuff, but I will get in to that when I do my Roku review.
The problem with this plan is that apparently Comcast blocks the HBO Go app on the Roku. Why? I don’t know, I guess they just hate having happy customers. They allow it on my Xbox 360, but apparently the Roku box is a bridge too far for them. Setting up HBO Go is already way to complicated for its own good, but hey, I have done it before, so it not a big deal, but no I can’t. Blocking it on devices that other cable and satellite companies allow seems horribly dumb, but maybe I don’t see the world through their idiot eyes, and it makes perfect sense to them in their lava filled throne room.
After that disappointment, my wife and I decided to sit down and watch the latest Breaking Bad episode on my Xfinity app on my Xbox 360, but low and behold their license server was acting up, so we couldn’t watch it. Luckily Amazon came to the rescue and we just bought that episode for a reasonable price, and I am glad we did because it was fantastic.
These are just two of the examples of why I hate Comcast/Xfinity, and if they didn’t have a monopoly in our market, and the only internet company in our market that supplies reasonable internet speeds, I would leave, but as it is now I am stuck. That does not mean I will not complain about it on the internet because we all know complaining on the internet is how stuff gets changed. Oh right, nothing happens, and Comcast just keeps on being a jerk.