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Email says watch TV & Movies without signing in, but where?

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Email says watch TV & Movies without signing in, but where?

I'm a new Comcast/Xfinity customer and received an email from Xfinity that says I can access TV shows and movies with xfinity.com/tv on any computer connected to home network, without having to sign in.  

But, when I click on the link - it wants me to sign in.  ???  A little help, please?  What's the real story, and where do I go to read about it?

Thanks!

Mike
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Re: Email says watch TV & Movies without signing in, but where?


msmithflxfin wrote:

I'm a new Comcast/Xfinity customer and received an email from Xfinity that says I can access TV shows and movies with xfinity.com/tv on any computer connected to home network, without having to sign in.  

But, when I click on the link - it wants me to sign in.  ???  A little help, please?  What's the real story, and where do I go to read about it?

Thanks!


I'm not sure about the email - you do need to sign in to watch.  You can set up a username here:

 

https://xfinity.com/getstarted

 

-ComcastDan

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Re: Email says watch TV & Movies without signing in, but where?


msmithflxfin wrote:

I'm a new Comcast/Xfinity customer and received an email from Xfinity that says I can access TV shows and movies with xfinity.com/tv on any computer connected to home network, without having to sign in.  

But, when I click on the link - it wants me to sign in.  ???  A little help, please?  What's the real story, and where do I go to read about it?

Thanks!


I'm not sure about the email - you do need to sign in to watch.  You can set up a username here:

 

https://xfinity.com/getstarted

 

-ComcastDan


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Re: Email says watch TV & Movies without signing in, but where?

Hi ComcastDan,

Thanks, I've got the username set up.  I just liked the idea that I could just jump straight to watching TV and movies without signing in and they'd just use my IP address or something to ID me.  Now that I think about it, though, I've got my own cable-modem and set-top box, so the primary elements for identifying me to the Xfinity viewing world wouldn't be there anyway...

 

Mike

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Re: Email says watch TV & Movies without signing in, but where?


msmithflxfin wrote:

Hi ComcastDan,

Thanks, I've got the username set up.  I just liked the idea that I could just jump straight to watching TV and movies without signing in and they'd just use my IP address or something to ID me.  Now that I think about it, though, I've got my own cable-modem and set-top box, so the primary elements for identifying me to the Xfinity viewing world wouldn't be there anyway...

 

Mike


There are some programmer websites (e.g. NBC.com) which allow automatic sign-in using your IP address as long as you have both XFINITY TV and Internet service (doesn't require you to have a Comcast leased modem).  The XFINITY Stream app doesn't have this feature because it could present some security concerns - allowing neighbors of customers with unsecure networks to set/delete recordings (assuming X1 with Cloud DVR) and see your viewing history.

 

-ComcastDan


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