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How to use the Xfinity App "out of home"

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How to use the Xfinity App "out of home"

I've no idea why Xfinity doesn't allow you to use this app to watch live TV outside of your home network, but I suspect it has to do with licensing issues or regulations.  In any case I've found a workaround:  Use a VPN.

 

My solution was to install a router that uses the Tomato Shibby firmware.  There are tons of guides on how to set one up at LinksysInfo.com.  Just make sure you use the version that has a VPN.

 

I initially used the PPTP VPN but have since switched to using OpenVpn.  Once you have everything setup, you just need to connect to the VPN and then your mobile device will be "inside" your network. 

 

This works flawlessly, even using a cellular data connection. Though keep an eye on your data usage, unless you have truly unlimited data.

 

enjoy.

 

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