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Mon, Jan 6, 2020 1:00 PM

Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

After the xFinity Stream app updated overnight, my downloads are now stuck on “Unnamed Device” though I’m still using the same device to which they were initially downloaded. Signing out/signing back in and deleting/reinstalling app have not helped situation. In Settings, no devices are shown as having downloads, so I’m at a loss as to how to recover them.

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Rustyben

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@Mark1819 wrote:

I have the same problem.  I downloaded 3 recordings to my IPad and watched them.  Later I went to return them and they were gone from my Ipad.  Went on my Comcast box and the programs still show up.  When I try to delete them I get the same message that the recordings are on an unnamed device and must be returned before I can delete them.  I have tried everything I can think of to remove the recordings.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.


the 'download' will expire in 30 days and automatically show as returned.

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Rustyben

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@6863786 wrote:
After the xFinity Stream app updated overnight, my downloads are now stuck on “Unnamed Device” though I’m still using the same device to which they were initially downloaded. Signing out/signing back in and deleting/reinstalling app have not helped situation. In Settings, no devices are shown as having downloads, so I’m at a loss as to how to recover them.

i recorded a 30 minute show to test. downloaded it to my iphone.  went to a different smart device and to settings and manage devices. the recording showed downloaded. I selected 'return' to force return. recording was then available to the X1 and my second device to verify it played on each successfully. do you have another device to try the same procedure?

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I do. It’s worth a shot.
Rustyben

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@6863786 wrote:
That procedure does work, but the problem is that the “Unnamed Device” doesn’t show in the “Manage Devices” tab, therefore I can’t do that in this situation.

is the recording available on the x1 set top box to view? does it play? have you tried downloading it back to the same phone?

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That procedure does work, but the problem is that the “Unnamed Device” doesn’t show in the “Manage Devices” tab, therefore I can’t do that in this situation.

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It does show it on the DVR, but won’t let me watch it, as it still says it needs to be returned from the device, so likewise I can’t redownload. If they were some shows that I could watch on demand, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but they’re all recorded hockey games that can’t be viewed any other way.
Rustyben

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@6863786 wrote:
It does show it on the DVR, but won’t let me watch it, as it still says it needs to be returned from the device, so likewise I can’t redownload. If they were some shows that I could watch on demand, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but they’re all recorded hockey games that can’t be viewed any other way.

I have escalated your issue to the Comcast Team available to these forums. Check back often for a reply in this thread from a Comcast Official Employee.

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Hello, steve_parks! Welcome to the Xfinity Forums.

I would love to take a closer look at this recording issue for you and help you get that recording returned. Please send me a private message with your first and last name, as well as your service address so I can assist. 

 

 To send a private message, click my name "ComcastTambrey", then click "send a message".

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I have the same problem.  I downloaded 3 recordings to my IPad and watched them.  Later I went to return them and they were gone from my Ipad.  Went on my Comcast box and the programs still show up.  When I try to delete them I get the same message that the recordings are on an unnamed device and must be returned before I can delete them.  I have tried everything I can think of to remove the recordings.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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At some point, mine did show up on the iPad, so it may have been that the 30 day point was reached and they were automatically returned from “Unnamed Device”.

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I downloaded about 45 days ago

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I was able to delete the programs tonight.  I guess given time you can delete programs on an unnamed device.  In my case it was well over 30 days so be patient.

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Hi, was there ever any resolution to this problem?  I downloaded a saved show to my tablet but it says it is on an "unnamed device".  It's not on the tablet I downloaded to and I can no longer access it on my main box because it says it is on a mobile device.  Called Comcast tonight and spent 25 minutes getting nowhere.  Thank you

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The Comcast guy I talked to asked like I was an idea. He certainly didn’t solve my problem. I have a 6 hour flight coming up and wanted to watch a 4 part show I recorded too long ago for it to be on demand but when I downloaded parts 1-4, part 4 went to an unnamed device. I don’t want to watch parts 1-3 without knowing if I can find part 4. I had them all downloaded, but the Comcast ‘technical support’ guy had me delet the app and reinstall it, wiping out all my downloads. When I attempted to redownload, it went to unnamed device. Surely after this length of time, customer support should have solved the problem. I have four more on unnamed devices.

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Hello, I'll be glad to help if you are still running into problems. I ask that you reach out privately, so we can cover the details of your account. You can start by clicking the chat icon located in the top right corner on your forums page when signed in. Once there, you can search for "Xfinity Support" to compose your message. Please add your first and last name to help us locate your account. Let me know if you have any questions.

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melias31

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5 m ago

I finally figured this out. If you go to your dvr and select xfinity->saved->downloads. You will see the shows checked out. I had a list for unnamed device and I was able to recover each episode I had so I could then re download them to my iPad.

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How do I do that remotely?

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