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Fri, Oct 8, 2021 1:07 AM

Terrible quality xfinity stream

I watching live tv in the xfinity stream web browser, it has always been decent hd quality but the last 3 weeks or so its been terrible non hd quality. The issue is not on my end, I've tried all possible fixes, are other experiencing this?

Thanks

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Official Employee

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421 Messages

2 d ago

Hi, @user_2c9408 and any others seeking assistance on this thread. Currently there is a known issue regarding the quality on the Xfinity Stream website. Our team is working to resolve this as quickly as possible. We appreciate your paitence during this process.

 

At this time, the temporary solution is to use our Stream TV app on phones or tablets until this issue is resolved. We will update all of you when there is more information or further solutions.  

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3 Messages

@XfinityChristina

I don't have  a phone or tablet or tv. I hope you fix it soon. I don't want to miss the basketball season. I pay a lot of money.

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@XfinityChristina Assuming all users have a phone or tablet available to watch the xfinitiy streaming app is not an acceptable solution.  This is obviously an xfinity issue affecting numerous customers all over the country.  Escalating internally and not making assumptions that all customers have a workaround available would be a much better solution than the accepted solution you provided.

Official Employee

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315 Messages

12 d ago

Hi, @user_2c9408. Thank you for reaching out. I understand the quality of the live streams on your end has not been great. I see you stated this was over the web browser. Have you tried another browser as a test? If so, did you get the same issues there? Do you see the same quality issues if streaming from the Xfinity Stream App as well? 

ttudrums

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@XfinityVianney How many people replying with the same issue does it take to get an actual response?

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@XfinityVianney 

Vianeey, can we get a response please?  Obviously a technical issue.  Give us an update on what fix needs to occur. 

Official Employee

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421 Messages

Hello, @user_783914 and others on this thread seeking assistance. Can you please provide a bit more on the situation? Is this happening on all streaming platforms with our service, stream app, stream website on a computer, or on the Roku service? Currently there are no known issues, but we want to investigate this and find all of you a resolution ASAP. 

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ttudrums

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@XfinityChristina You have to be kidding me. I have spent over 2 hours passed around to different tech support agents that ALL told me it was a known issue. Even with an elevated support technician who yet again ran me the through the scripted "solutions" only to again tell me it is a known issue with no timetable for resolution.

It is an issue limited to in-browser Xfinity Stream across any web browser I have tried on both PC and Mac. The quality never reaches a level above 240p when live streaming, and has been doing this for almost 2 weeks on my end. The mobile app works fine, as does the app on my Roku, but the in-browser version does not reach a watchable resolution.

I have reset cache, cookies, modem, router, been sent a refresh signal, and used 4 different browsers on 3 different computers just to play along with the agents and their scripts, but it's painfully obvious by the number of people responding here that it is a HOST end issue.

The disconnect in your customer service and technical support teams is shocking. Nobody is on the same page. The amount of time that it took for someone to respond to this thread is absolutely pathetic for a company your size. The small number of posts in this forum on a daily basis could easily be addressed within a prompt time frame.

XfinityEthan

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I appreciate you working with us on this and I know you want an answer on the resolution. I have checked all my resources and don't see an official known issue for this specific issue for video quality. Some agents will call it a known issue if they have multiple customers reach out with the same problem, but in the end, we can only go by what is official. I have put in a ticket connected to your account to see if we can get some progress on this and I will keep checking on any known issues and follow up. 

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ttudrums

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14 Messages

12 d ago

Xfinity staff, please stop acting like this is a user end issue. I was told by your tech support staff that it is a back end issue on Comcast's end. It has been happening for several days, and I went through 45 minutes of "tech support" only for the agent to tell me it was an issue on your end. 

ttudrums

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14 Messages

12 d ago

Any response? Didn't think so. They pick and choose what to repsond to on this forum, and they constantly deflect the issue to the user, when they 100% know that the issue is on the host end. If you look through this forum, Xfinity Stream has been having issues for weeks. I use the browser version of Xfinity Stream on a daily basis, and since earlier this week, it is so pixelated, its unwatchable. I went through every scripted tech support solution you have only to have your agent report that it is a backend issue that they are "working on", yet they deflect the issue to the user to tie you up in an endless loop

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Visitor

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3 Messages

11 d ago

Same  here, terrible quality.  Trying to watch Vikings football and the video is like 360p.

Visitor

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1 Message

11 d ago

Same issue here in all browsers over the last 3 weeks or so.  Video resolution is very low and there are video artifacts all over the video when watching a live sporting event.  I've submitted a report through the streaming apps "Submit Feedback" feature and it would be great to hear some info on the cause of this problem and when a fix may be available.

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Hi everyone, same issue is here at San Jose, CA  - the quality of all streaming channels at my Chrome dropped dramatically about week ago. I tried everything - restarted my router, cleared cache , another browser. I connect as usual by ethernet cable. Xfinity support team - please pay attention to all our posts above and do something to fix the streaming quality issue !!! Thanks    

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Hello @Andrei20, thank you for taking the time to reach out to us on our community forums. I really appreciate you for already attempting to resolve this issue with those steps. Could you please send our team a private message with your full name and full address? Our team can most definitely take a further look at this issue.

To send a "Peer to peer" ("Private") message:
Click "Sign In" if necessary
• Click the "Peer to peer chat" icon
• Click the "New message" (pencil and paper) icon
• Type "Xfinity Support" in the "To:" line and select "Xfinity Support" from the drop-down list which appears. The "Xfinity Support" graphic replaces the "To:" line
• Type your message in the text area near the bottom of the window
• Press Enter to send it

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ttudrums

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@XfinityAldrik Why are you just replying to random posts here? Do you not read the entire thread? Why is this specific post enough to warrant a response from you, but all the others saying the EXACT SAME THING are ignored? The level of customer service exhibited in this forum is appalling.

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XfinityEthan

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@ttudrums. They are not being ignored by any individual agent on purpose. We have a system in place to let notify us of posts to reply to and there are many posts throughout the day and we try to get to everybody. I get what you mean and we are always working on a more efficient system based on how users post on forums. Our incident team is aware of the Stream issue and this thread and is looking into the issue. I will continue to monitor and post again when I have more information. 

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11 d ago

Same issue here, this is ridiculous. 

XfinityAmir

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Hi Orias! Are you still experiencing the same issue? If so send us a private message with your full name and street address. 

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alex179

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59 Messages

11 d ago

I just noticed this in the Northeast Philadelphia area. Seems it's not buffering properly.

Visitor

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1 Message

11 d ago

Yea the quality is atrocious tonight. Fix it, xfinity. 

Visitor

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3 Messages

Video has been terrible here in Minnesota for several weeks. 

Visitor

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1 Message

11 d ago

+1 on the quality being atrocious. I signed up for TV service in anticipation of the hockey season starting, but I can't watch any sports like this.

Frequent Visitor

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9 Messages

10 d ago

I noticed the Web Stream quality dropped sometime last week and yes it seems worse the SD now! I have tried different browsers, reset modem, router etc. I don't see any issues with other steaming services, and in fact Xfinity Steam on Roku is fine too. Odd thing my X1 box was having issues with some SD channels last week around the time I started noticed Web Stream quality dropped. 

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1 Message

10 d ago

I was watching Monday Night Football HD live and it looked terrible. Had to go do so something at halftime so I recorded the second half, watching it now an hour later and it looks great. Same game live was like SD, watching the recording looks great, like HD. 

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3 Messages

10 d ago

Terrible picture quality. My television is broken so I must stream via a browser and the picture is so disappointing.

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1 Message

9 d ago

I am also having the same issue of poor quality when streaming to my PC.  And as others have said, this has been happening for at least several days.  I've tried 3 different browsers - all the same.  My bandwidth is fine and my machine works fine in all other respects.   This is definitely on the Comcast/xFinity side.  

EastyT

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8 Messages

8 d ago

I have been having the exact same issue here in Houston. Concrete examples are with the HD NBC and CNN feeds that the quality is horrible. This happens both on my desktop in the Chrome browser and through the stream app on my samsung phone casting to my TV with chromecast. The only thing that helps is to use the "TVGO" channel in my live TV guide. For example, my NBC HD Feed is channel 612 and instead I use NBC TVGO (it's at the very bottom of the channel guide list) then the quality is very good, but not very reliable. As you all have experienced no one at tech support has any idea what I'm talking about. I have even opened two browser windows on my two side by side monitors on my desktop, one playing the TVGO channel and one playing the regular NBC (625) channel. The difference is very noticeable. Try the TVGO channel and see what you think! I've given up on looking to Comcast for a solution.

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Using the TVGO channels resulted in a HUGE improvement in video quality, especially for live sports!  Under the "Live TV" menu on the Xfinity Stream homepage, you can select "TV Go Channels" to display only the TVGO channels.  Thanks @EastyT !

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3 Messages

This has worked for me so far. Thanks. Dont know why it works but here we are.

nsteblay

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16 Messages

Same here.  TVGO streams decently.  

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