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I've tried on two different Roku sticks, both from the iPhone Roku app and the stick itself. From the iPhone app, I justs get a blank screen when I search for and select Xfinity Streaming Beta. On the sticks, searching for Xfinity shows an generic channel icon with a big question mark in the middle. Selecting "add this channel" starts the install process which then terminates with no message, returning me to the prior screen.
I just tried this for the first time last night.
Thanks for any insight anyone can provide.
On which model of Roku sticks are you attempting to install?
What Roku devices can I use the app with?
Initially, the XFINITY TV Beta app will only be available for use on the following Roku players: Ultra (4640), Premiere (4630), Premiere (4620), Express (3710), Express (3700, 3710), Roku TV (5XXX, 6XXX: Models within the 5000 and 6000 range), Streaming Stick (3600), Roku 4 (4400), Roku 3 (4200, 4230), Roku 2 (4210). The XFINITY TV Beta channel will only appear in the channel store for eligible devices. Devices must be on minimum firmware version 7.5.
Current content license agreements prevent Comcast from enabling this feature on there applications. In order for the feature to work, Comcast must allow the applications to take advantage of the Chromecast features, but many things may prevent Comcast from doing so such as the content provideers and that it may allow people to watch content without having to subscribe the to set-top box rental fees. There are many pros/cons to having this feature activated or not. I hope this information was helpful.
I cant watch any local programs. Error message says "you must be connected to your home network" but i see iam connected to xfinity wifi. What is wrong?
The network "XFINITY WiFi" is NOT your home network - it is a public hotspot. You should be able to find the name of your home network by using the My Account app or looking at the bottom or side of the Comcast provided modem. It typically begins with "HOME-XXXX" unless you have changed it.
MikeB39A - thanks for advice. I did decide to do a safe mode boot, and that cleaned out the files - 190 gb at the time - on my 1tb HD. It took a long time for the safe boot to get to the desktop - I suppose because it was removing all those files. I'll look into app you suggest.
On March 22, version 3.5 of the XFINITY TV Remote app was released for Apple devices with iOS 9 and Android devices with Ice Cream Sandwich OS or later.
With this release, the XFINITY TV remote app now supports voice remote functionality (requires iOS 10 on Apple devices and Jellybean on Android devices), allowing XFINITY X1 customers to control their TV boxes using voice commands like “Record Saturday Night Live,” “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Channel 810.” The app also now includes directional pad (d-pad) and numeric keypad functionality.
Please note that voice control with the XFINITY TV Remote app only works on X1 TV boxes, excluding RNG150 devices.
All - Thanks for your patience while this deal was worked.
As mentioned earlier, we want to bring our content to as many platforms as we can, but these are business deals that need to be negotiated and sometimes it can take time to come to agreeable terms.
We’re thrilled we were able to do so with Playstation, giving customers one more way to access their subscription.
Have two xfinity accounts at my home address and our cottage. Had deleted the iPad from wifi devices on home acct due to being unable to access anything but the guide...And could not even find any devices on our cottage acct even though I have used it here for the past year. Anyway, tried to set it up again ...shows up in home acct as a wifi device...tried to open the app and it says lets get this iPad registered...then it won't go past username/password with either acct. Just spins for awhile and then back to log in screen saying " something went wrong" . Using the older TV app as my iPad still on iOS 8.1.1
Unfortunately, the older versions of the app will no longer work and the new version requires iOS 9+. Please see the system requirements here:
Thanks ComcastDan. I never know what to believe when I am on the phone with Comcast anymore. I called back after seeing that the local channels magically appeared and signed back up for the tv service. The CSR verified I had my own modem and told me that I wouldn't be charged $10.00 for one. I got 'Your service changes are confirmed' email from Comcast a little later and you won't believe it, but the Wireless Gateway charge was there!
I then called Comcast back and had a CSR look into it and again verify that I do indeed have my own modem. They then said they were going to remove the charge. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it is done and I won't have to call back. I won't hold my breath, but I'll keep my fingers crossed. Hopefully, they do and I can go at least another year without calling Comcast.