Can the Xfinity Stream App be installed on a Samsung Smart TV?
The Xfinity Stream Beta App on Samsung Smart TVs allows Xfinity TV customers to enjoy their cable subscription at home via the new Xfinity Stream Beta app on Samsung Smart TVs.
**Note**: This app is currently in Beta trial. Customers can access the app from the Xfinity Channel in the Samsung Hub app store.
You will need to use the Samsung OneRemote remote control to navigate the Xfinity Stream beta app. Basic navigational control is currently supported, including up/down, left/right, last and OK/select.
|A. Power||Power On / Off.|
|B. 123 (Number pad)||When pressed, a number strip appears on the bottom of the screen. Select numbers and then select Done to enter a numeric value. Use to change the channel, enter a PIN, enter a ZIP Code, etc.|
|C. EXTRA||While watching content, press to display extra information from the content provider.|
|D. Directional / Select pad||Moves the focus and changes the values seen on the TV's menu. / Selects or runs a focused item. When pressed while you are watching content, detailed program information appears.|
|E. Return||Press to return to the previous menu. When pressed for one second or more, the running function is terminated. When pressed while you are watching a program, the previous channel appears.|
|F. Home||Press to return to the Home Screen.|
|G. Play / Pause||When pressed, the playback controls appear. Using these controls, you can control the media content that is playing.|
|H. Volume||Move the button up or down to adjust the volume. To mute the sound, press the button. When pressed for 1 second or more, the Accessibility Shortcuts menu appears.|
|I. Channel||Move the button up or down to change the channel. To see the Guide screen, press the button.|
If the device has been activated, the Main Menu will be displayed after the app is launched. (See our activation instructions for more information.)
From the Main Menu, you will see the following buttons:
Pressing OK on the Search button on the main menu displays the Search page. You can search for a movie, TV show, or network (collection of channels). The search feature is supported with predictive search that provides search result as you enter the name. Recent search results are also displayed if applicable.
Pressing OK on the Browse button on the main menu loads the gallery of on-demand TV programs. The Browse section includes on-demand videos that are curated by TV, Movies, Networks, Sports, Kids, News and Latino. Special categories of curated on-demand videos will be displayed based on the editorial calendar (e.g. Olympics or World Cup).
Pressing OK on the Live TV button on the main menu loads the Live TV page and All Channels guide. All channels that are available in your Xfinity TV or Xfinity Instant TV subscription will be displayed. In addition to the Live TV grids, you can discover live programs in galleries based on curated categories, including Kids, Sports and Movies.
Currently available live programs can be watched by selecting a program from the guide then selecting the Watch button. A selection of the Last button while on a Live TV navigation tab menu loads the main menu.
Pressing OK on the Options button on the Live TV navigation menu loads the More Options modal over the Live TV guide. A Find Channels option will be available to search for specific networks or channels (including channel numbers) and either jump down the All Channels guide to that channel or immediately watch it.
Pressing OK on the Saved button on the main menu loads the For You navigation tab. The For You page includes live programs and on-demand TV shows and movies that are personalized for you. Other navigation tabs include Recordings and Schedule where you can watch and selectively manage (e.g. delete) your recordings from your TV box.
You can delete recordings by highlighting the TV episode, selecting Modify Movie Recording, followed by Delete Recording.
Note: You cannot delete recordings in bulk (for example, an entire series) on your Samsung TV. However, this can be done directly on your TV Box or by using the Xfinity Stream app. You may also recover recordings that were deleted in the past 24 hours by navigating to through the following menus - Saved > Recordings > Deleted Recordings - and selecting Undelete.
Selection of the Settings button on the main menu loads the Settings page. The supported feature settings include Language, Parental Controls and Accessibility. Other options in Settings include Help, Terms & Policies, About and Sign-Out.
Language settings allow you to set the default language for Secondary Language soundtracks (the SAP option will appear in Playback Controls when available). Language settings do not change the language for menus or TV listings.
Parental Controls allows you to restrict the type of content that is watched without a predetermined code. You can set your parental control personal identification number (PIN), modify it and cancel it. After a Parental Control PIN is created, the owner of the PIN can limit (i.e., Lock) the ability to watch content based on certain content ratings or Safe Browse to restrict the content that can be discovered in the content pages.
Accessibility settings allow you to toggle Closed Captioning On or Off, modify the look of the Closed Captioning text in your device settings, and toggle Video Description On or Off.
Note: If you have Voice Guidance (text-to-speech) enabled on your Samsung Smart TV, you can also turn this feature on within the Xfinity Stream app.