Can the Xfinity Stream App be installed on a 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.
The Xfinity Stream Beta app is available on the following Smart TVs:
The model number can be found on the back of your LG Smart TV. You can also find it by pressing the Home button on your remote and selecting Settings (Gear icon), then scrolling over to About This TV under General.
You'll need to use the Samsung or LG remote control to navigate the Xfinity Stream Beta app. You can use the basic navigational control, like up/down, left/right, last and OK/select.
If your Smart TV has been activated, you'll see the Main Menu after opening the app. See our activation instructions above for more information.
From the Main Menu, you will see the following buttons:
Pressing OK on the Live TV button on the main menu loads the Live TV page and All Channels guide. You'll see all the channels that are available with your Xfinity TV or Xfinity Instant TV subscription. In addition to the Live TV grids, you can also discover live programs in galleries based on curated categories, including Kids, Sports and Movies.
You can watch currently available live programs by picking a program from the guide and pressing the Watch button. Pressing the Last button while on a Live TV menu tab will take you back to the main menu.
Live TV Options
Press OK on the Options button on the Live TV menu to load More Options over the Live TV guide. Use the Find Channels option to search for the specific networks or channels (including channel numbers) you want, and you can either jump down the All Channels guide to that channel or start watching it right away.
Press OK on the Saved button on the main menu to load the For You tab. The For You page has live programs and on-demand TV shows and movies personalized for you. Other tabs include Recordings and Schedule where you can watch or manage (for example, delete) your recordings from your TV box.
You can delete recordings by highlighting a TV episode and selecting Modify Episode Recording, then Delete Recording.
Note: You can't delete recordings in bulk (for example, an entire series) on your Samsung or LG TV. However, you can do this directly on your TV Box or on the Xfinity Stream app. You can also recover recordings that were deleted in the past 24 hours by going to the following menus: Saved > Recordings > Deleted Recordings > and selecting Undelete.
Press OK on the Browse button in the main menu to load the gallery of on demand TV shows. The Browse section includes on demand videos organized by TV, Movies, Networks, Sports, Kids, News and Latino. Special categories of on demand videos are displayed depending on the editorial calendar (for example, Olympics or World Cup).
Press OK on the Search button on the main menu to go to the Search page. You can search for a movie, TV show or network (a collection of channels). The search feature uses a predictive search that gives you results as you start entering the name. Recent search results are also shown if available.
The Settings button on the main menu loads the Settings page, which includes Language, Parental Controls, Accessibility, Help, Terms & Policies, About and Sign-Out.
Language settings let you set the default language for Secondary Language soundtracks (you'll see the SAP option in Playback Controls when available). Language settings don't change the language for menus or TV listings.
Parental Controls let you restrict the type of content that can be watched without a lock code. You can set up your Parental Control personal identification number (PIN), change it or cancel it. After you've created a Parental Control PIN, you can limit (Lock) content based on content ratings, or set up Safe Browse to restrict what shows up in content pages.
Accessibility settings let you turn Closed Captioning On or Off, change the look of the Closed Captioning text, and turn Video Description On or Off.
Note: If you have Voice Guidance (text-to-speech) set up on your Samsung or LG Smart TV, you can also turn it on with the Xfinity Stream app.