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How can I watch xfinity streaming video on my Linux PC

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How can I watch Xfinity on my Linux PC.  I have Ubuntu 16 and Chrome browser which I thought supported flash streaming via pepper flash?

I can get to the point where "Adding Device" indicator spins forever.

 

This is my primary PC and limits my use of the streaming content 

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DebPetrosky wrote:

How can I watch Xfinity on my Linux PC.  I have Ubuntu 16 and Chrome browser which I thought supported flash streaming via pepper flash?

I can get to the point where "Adding Device" indicator spins forever.

 

This is my primary PC and limits my use of the streaming content 


Simply put Deb ... You can't.

I have been fighting with Comcast over this for a while now.

My Primary system is a Dual Boot of Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18.

Best I can figure it only has to do with the fact that Linux and Chrome or

FIrefox on Linux doesn't use Flash. 

 

I tried enabling flash many times unsuccessfully.  I got as far as being able to view the channel list before the plugin crashed. I have done everything I can to get a working Flash in my browsers but noo luck. I do not believe Comcast will be adding any kind of support for Linux Users, anytime in the future. I've stressed myself for 7 months and gotten nowhere.

 

I bought myself a small iView Stick PC with Windows on iit for $100.00 just so I could plug it into a spare TV and use the Xfinity Stream Website.

 

That's just my two cents. I've given up on Any Support from Comcast, I get no help.

I can get someone to fix my Modem, My X1 DVD, the cabling, billing help etc. But completely ZERO when it comes to computers, mobile apps or Roku intelligable.

It's been a nightmare. 

 

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DebPetrosky wrote:

How can I watch Xfinity on my Linux PC.  I have Ubuntu 16 and Chrome browser which I thought supported flash streaming via pepper flash?

I can get to the point where "Adding Device" indicator spins forever.

 

This is my primary PC and limits my use of the streaming content 


I'm sorry but Linux is not a supported platform. More details on system requirements can be found here:

 

https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/xfinity-tv-website-requirements/




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Linux is a popular and robust operating system, supported by most other streaming services. Why is XFinity a holdout? Why can others, such as YouTube and Netflix do it, but XFinity cannot?