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Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

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Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

Considering dropping our traditional Comcast service and going with the streaming service...much more economical...but my TV isn't 'smart'.  Can I 'cast' the streaming service to my TV?  Question #2: does the streaming service offer HD?  

Thanks! 

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast


dnl wrote:

Considering dropping our traditional Comcast service and going with the streaming service...much more economical...but my TV isn't 'smart'.  Can I 'cast' the streaming service to my TV?  Question #2: does the streaming service offer HD?  

Thanks! 


If you use a pc you can cast using devices like chrome cast or just use an hdmi cable.

 

Yes some channels are in HD -

 

"Does XFINITY Stream package include HD channels?
Yes, most channels included in your XFINITY Stream package lineup are available in HD."

 

Source - https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/stream-faqs/

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

I know I can use a PC, but can I cast to the TV from a phone or tablet using Chromecast or Viziocast (from my soundbar)?
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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast


dnl wrote:
I know I can use a PC, but can I cast to the TV from a phone or tablet using Chromecast or Viziocast (from my soundbar)?

Casting or mirroring of any kind the screen of a mobile device is blocked when using the app to stream

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

I just had an agent tell me you can cast from a phone but you say you cannot. I believe you because it does not work. The sales agents will tell any lie to get you to sign up.
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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

I would suggest giving YouTubeTV a try. Lower price/channel lineup and Chromecast support.

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

We must have had the same sales rep. Bunch of liars!!!
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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

I was just told the same lie by an agent in Federal Way!
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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast


@berniespring wrote:
I was just told the same lie by an agent in Federal Way!

it is a national problem but seems to affect the northeastern states area more often. Comcast has not give an estimated time of repair.




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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

I have the same problem. I can Chromecast from my PC, but cannot on my Samsung Tablet.

 

CAN SOMEONE HELP????!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast


@JP717 wrote:

I have the same problem. I can Chromecast from my PC, but cannot on my Samsung Tablet.

 

CAN SOMEONE HELP????!!!!!!!!!!!


the tablet is not allowed to chromecast to your TV. PCs are grandfathered in to the rules (allowed).




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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

Shucks, guess that's right answer. Appreciate it.

Trying to rebroadcaste on TV in a garage, while exercising with full control.

Guess that ain't gonna happen ^^

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast


@JP717 wrote:

Shucks, guess that's right answer. Appreciate it.

Trying to rebroadcaste on TV in a garage, while exercising with full control.

Guess that ain't gonna happen ^^


there is a wifi set top box (Xi5) that also can connect via ethernet that might work for you. Possible to pull a coax cable under 200 feet to the garage?




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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

YIPES, I am an engineer but too much headache ^^

Thanks for the concern.

Much blessings,

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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

Really silly. What’s the diff between tablet and pc? Get with the times Comcast. We still see your stupid ads when we Chrome cast Jeez.
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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast


@CapeFrank wrote:
Really silly. What’s the diff between tablet and pc? Get with the times Comcast. We still see your stupid ads when we Chrome cast Jeez.

pc's use of a tv as a second screen monitor precede DMCA HDCP regulations. and the use is grandfathered into the rules/laws/regulations. Not so for tablets and other smart devices.




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Re: Xfinity Streaming and Chromecast

Thanks for last comment. Too complicated..

may mean Xfinity does not want to help Chromecast? Not,,

Oh well, less TV maybe better for a peace of mind, LOL

 

Cheers,

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