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MoseDeLaun
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Registered: ‎06-10-2012

Netflix via cable box

I subscribe to Netflix, but have not figured out how to find Netflix using the MOT DVR box & remote controller.  Netflix doesn't seem to know about cable boxes.

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JayInAlg
Posts: 11,464
Registered: ‎03-02-2007

Re: Netflix via cable box

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You need to purchase a 3rd party device such as a Roku, WD Media Player, Apple TV if you use Itunes, or similar media player device.  It would hook to your TV and home network router to stream from the internet.

 

You can find these media player at Wal-Mart, Best Buy and similar electronic stores. 

 

A Comcast cable box can't stream Netfilx as it would be in direct competition with their offerings.

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BruceW
Posts: 7,500
Registered: ‎12-03-2007

Re: Netflix via cable box

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MoseDeLaun
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Registered: ‎06-10-2012

Re: Netflix via cable box

The MOT box has an ethernet port.  If the response is the only answer, then it would seem that MOT/Comcast are deliberately downgrading potential "cable TV" service capabilities by making the box unable to receive streams from Netflix.  As a Netflix subscriber, I will NEVER buy Comcast pay-per-view streams.  So this is pure and simple "squeeze the customer" which smacks of old-sstyle cable operations.  Phooey.

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andyross
Posts: 3,528
Registered: ‎10-17-2003

Re: Netflix via cable box

The cable boxes are generic and used by many companies. They often have features that are not used by one or another.

 

HD boxes do have DOCSIS tuners in them, but it's generally unused. Some of the newer special features may start using it. It's possible, but VERY unlikely that Comcast would add something like Netflix to some future software. If they did, they'd probably charge a big fee in addition to your Netflix subscription, and probably require you to be a triple-play subscriber!