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Tue, Aug 3, 2021 1:22 AM

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Xfinity Stream App on Sony Tv

I am not able to see the Xfinity Stream app available to download.  Is there a reason for it not being available on my Sony Android TV?

Model: XBR65A8F

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373 Messages

1 y ago

Hello there @user_b0a1e4 thank you so much for reaching out with your question about using our Xfinity Stream app on your Sony Android TV on our community forums. If you do not see the Xfinity Stream app or Xfinity Stream app Beta available on your devices options to download your model may not be supported. This is a great page to help with what devices are currently supported and what your device needs to be able to use the Xfinity Stream app successfully! [Xfintiy Stream app FAQ](https://comca.st/2VwzuES)

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4 Messages

1 y ago

Xfinity / comcast is a large and greedy corporation.  You can use the xfinity android app on any small screen, but they block it from android on large screens -- unless you pay an extra monthly fee for the unneeded box.  They also block screen casting it over.  Pay extra.

If you follow the above link, it will work on some LG TV's and roku's.  Otherwise?  Pay extra.

You can install the Penguin TV browser and manually install the xfinity APK.  You can then skirt around and watch android app TV on your android TV.  You will have to manually update the app every couple of months.

If having to pay extra to watch TV based on screen size bothers you, remember that when you vote.  The prior FCC chair was a telecom lawyer who maximized profits for the telecoms / ended net neutrality.  The new FCC chair is more consumer related, to the point that Telecoms are trying to stop them.  Vote for pro-consumer, anti-telecom monopoly candidates.

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4 Messages

1 y ago

I made an error:  Install the Puffin TV browser on your android TV. 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cloudmosa.puffinTV

Then download and install the xfinity app apk manually. 

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=xfinity+apk

If you need to install the apk, open it with a program such as FX file explorer, and it will install

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx&hl=en&gl=us

Install / Open the xfinity app and enjoy.

If you dig around with search terms, you'll see you're not alone and xfinity has no plans to give up the extra money by trying to force you to rent the box if you want to watch on a bigger screen than your phone or tablet.

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=sony+tv+xfinity+app

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2 Messages

1 y ago

I just purchase an A80J Sony tv. Is there is a reason the Xfinity stream app is important? Sony technical support explained how I can control my X1 DVR box or Xi6 wireless box (I have both) through my Sony remote and it looks as though that will solve the problem of having to use more than one remote. What other advantage is there to have the stream app, if I'm not interested in watching Xfinity content on a mobile device? 

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2 Messages

1 y ago

Is there a reason the stream app is important. Sony tech support explained how I can control either my X1 DVR box or Xi6 wireless box (I have both) through my Sony remote. I haven't received the A80J TV yet, but if I'm able to use one remote, the Sony, for everything, what else do I need if I'm not worried about streaming Xfinity content on a mobile device? 

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@user_5a39d8

If you are content to pay extra to xfinity every month to watch TV on you television, then you do not need the app -- rent their box instead.

If you prefer to watch TV on your android OS/sony television the same way you do on android phones, android tablets, and computers via web browser, without paying extra, then follow the above instructions to get around xfinity's restrictions.

They could easily disable the app restriction on televisions, the app is proven to work by all the customers performing the workaround to hide their TV using the puffin TV browser, but xfinity does not.  They allow some TV's, not others.  And Roku.

Note:  Every month or two, your app will get too out of date and you will need to manually install an updated version, which is as easy as opening the xfinity_version.apk file.

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@user_5a39d8

The app - when used on a 4K TV - will play the content in 4K (assuming it is available in 4K).  Without the app, you need an Xfinity box, but they only offer 4K through their DVR box.  I have one and it works fine, but I have two 4K TVs so in order to see 4K Xfinity content on the 2nd TV I need to rent a 2nd DVR box which I don't need.  They don't offer a 4K non-DVR box so the app is the way around it unless it's not available.  I've used their app through a ROKU box and that provides 4K, but then you're buying another device and dealing with another remote. 

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1 Message

1 y ago

I have a relatively new Sony smart tv(purchased last December). I am unable to find and or install the Xfinity streaming beta app. Why is this happening?

XfinityAaron

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742 Messages

Hello and thanks for reaching out @user_ee8ca. Our Stream app for TVs are currently only for LG and Samsung TV's. If your TV has a Roku built into it, you would use the app through Roku and not your TV.

 

The Xfinity Stream Beta app is available on the following LG and Samsung Smart TVs(note that we do not have the new 2021 models added yet): 


LG:

  • 2020 TVs with Model Codes LG SM, LG UM, LG LM, LG OLED *9, including support for models with the new software version WebOSTV 5.0.
  • 2019 TVs with Model Codes LG SM, LG UM, LG LM, LG OLED *9.
  • 2018 TVs with Model Codes LG SK, LG UK, LG LK, LG OLED *8.
  • 2017 TVs with Model Codes LG SJ, LG UJ, LG LJ, LG OLED *7.


Samsung:

  • 2020 TVs (no minimum software version) All QLED and UHD Models
  • 2019 TVs (no minimum software version) and QLED Model Codes Q900R, Q950R, Q90, Q85, Q80, Q70 and Q60; UHD Model Codes RU8000, RU7300 and RU7100.
  • 2018 TVs with minimum software version T-KTM2AKUC 1131.9 and Model Codes NU8500, NU850, NU8000, NU800, Q9F, Q8F, Q7C, Q7F and Q6 [F = Flat, C= Curved].
  • 2018 TVs with minimum software version T-KTM2LAKUC 1131.9 and Model Codes NU7300, NU730, NU7200, NU7100 and NU710.
  • 2018 TVs with minimum software version T-KTSUAKUC and Model Code UNXXNU7090.
  • 2018 TVs with minimum software version T-KTSNAKUC 1131.9 and Model Codes N5510, N5500, N5350, N5300, N4500, N4350 and N4310.
  • 2017 TVs with minimum software version T-KTMAKUC-1210.8 and Model Codes Q9F, Q8C, Q7F (Flat), Q7C (Curved), MU9000, MU8500, MU8000, MU7600, MU7500, MU750, MU7100, MU700, MU7000, MU6500, MU6490, MU6300, MU630 and MU6290.
  • 2017 TVs with minimum software version T-KTSAKUC-1210.8 and Model Codes M5300, M530, M4500 and M450.
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2 Messages

9 m ago

To be completely honest, this whole experience makes me consider switching from Xfinity to AT&T. I have both options in my neighborhood, both Comcast and AT&T put fiber cable in the street. If I switch to AT&T, I can watch cable TV in Ultra HD where available, without needing a ginormous cable box and having to pay to rent one, for each and every TV in my house. AT&T Streaming app is supported on SonyTV. Xfinity blocks their app on SonyTV so you have to rent the box I have learned this week. 

I can watch Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, etc through their apps with no set top box and get crystal clear Ultra HD already.

Xfinity, I can only guess you want the revenue from the set top boxes. It's like watching Blockbuster decide to stay in VHS video rentals though. You're really going to block your own streaming app from my TV, and expect me to remain as a customer when I have other options?

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@user_e9e98f 

I ordered this modem for $67.  Small, and paid for itself.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016PE1X5K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then see instructions to use Penguin browser on google based TV's to run Xfinity's app, and you can watch TV with no set top box.

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