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Have Xfinity X1, only one cable outlet in house - any devices that will stream to another television

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Have Xfinity X1, only one cable outlet in house - any devices that will stream to another television

I just moved into a house that was remodeled. Believe it or not, there was not a cable line running to the house at all. The installer installed one jack, and I will have an electrician out to run additional cable. BUT, for today, is there any way to stream Comcast cable or Xfinity to a television that is not within reach of coax? I have two of the smaller boxes that piggy-back off the regular Xfinity X1 DVR, I have Roku devices, one Samsung TV, a Fire TV box, and an Apple TV (not the newest generation), but I cannot find a current way to stream to a device and then onto another TV (this is for my mother-in-law's room, my wife would like this resolved NOW, and happy wife, happy life). There are also iPhones and iPads if those help. So, what are my options, if any? 

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jschmeling wrote:

I just moved into a house that was remodeled. Believe it or not, there was not a cable line running to the house at all. The installer installed one jack, and I will have an electrician out to run additional cable. BUT, for today, is there any way to stream Comcast cable or Xfinity to a television that is not within reach of coax? I have two of the smaller boxes that piggy-back off the regular Xfinity X1 DVR, I have Roku devices, one Samsung TV, a Fire TV box, and an Apple TV (not the newest generation), but I cannot find a current way to stream to a device and then onto another TV (this is for my mother-in-law's room, my wife would like this resolved NOW, and happy wife, happy life). There are also iPhones and iPads if those help. So, what are my options, if any? 


you can temporarily put a splitter on the one line you have and run the cables to the other devices inside the living space.

 

if you have called 877-896-8678 and verified your account has the Cloud DVR code on your account you can play live TV using the Comcast internet using a compatible smart phone or tablet, or use a desk/laptop.


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Re: Have Xfinity X1, only one cable outlet in house - any devices that will stream to another televi

Thanks, appreciate both, and may do that, but the specific question was whether there were any devices that would allow a wireless connection to a television rather than to the ipad or mobile or computer. I don't think there are any, based on my extensive searches, but I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing any. I suppose I could use a splitter, connect the additional cable dvr box, and then get a SlingBox to connect to a TV, but that seems like overkill, too.

 

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jschmeling wrote:

Thanks, appreciate both, and may do that, but the specific question was whether there were any devices that would allow a wireless connection to a television rather than to the ipad or mobile or computer. I don't think there are any, based on my extensive searches, but I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing any. I suppose I could use a splitter, connect the additional cable dvr box, and then get a SlingBox to connect to a TV, but that seems like overkill, too.

 


There are no Comcast wireless devices available at this time.

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Re: Have Xfinity X1, only one cable outlet in house - any devices that will stream to another televi


jschmeling wrote:

Thanks, appreciate both, and may do that, but the specific question was whether there were any devices that would allow a wireless connection to a television rather than to the ipad or mobile or computer. I don't think there are any, based on my extensive searches, but I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing any. I suppose I could use a splitter, connect the additional cable dvr box, and then get a SlingBox to connect to a TV, but that seems like overkill, too.

 


We will be releasing an XFINITY TV app for Roku devices soon. There is a separate thread discussing that and we will post there once it becomes available. 

 

You can also connect a PC or Mac to a television and watch on the larger screen. However, AirPlay and GoogleCast are blocked for contractual reasons.

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jschmeling wrote: ... is there any way to stream Comcast cable or Xfinity to a television that is not within reach of coax? ...

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/Xi5-TV-Box/m-p/2860100#M122604 describes the Xi5, "a new wireless X1 TV box that will allow XFINITY X1 customers to watch live TV without the need for a coaxial cable connection". Unfortunately, the description does not appear to include any hints as to a release date.

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ComcastDan wrote:

jschmeling wrote:

Thanks, appreciate both, and may do that, but the specific question was whether there were any devices that would allow a wireless connection to a television rather than to the ipad or mobile or computer. I don't think there are any, based on my extensive searches, but I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing any. I suppose I could use a splitter, connect the additional cable dvr box, and then get a SlingBox to connect to a TV, but that seems like overkill, too.

 


We will be releasing an XFINITY TV app for Roku devices soon. There is a separate thread discussing that and we will post there once it becomes available. 

 

You can also connect a PC or Mac to a television and watch on the larger screen. However, AirPlay and GoogleCast are blocked for contractual reasons.


It should be noted that the Comcast press release from April 20, 2016 said the ROKU app would be delivered last year, and we have been hearing "soon" for several months.

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Re: Have Xfinity X1, only one cable outlet in house - any devices that will stream to another televi


datsunrobbie wrote:

ComcastDan wrote:

jschmeling wrote:

Thanks, appreciate both, and may do that, but the specific question was whether there were any devices that would allow a wireless connection to a television rather than to the ipad or mobile or computer. I don't think there are any, based on my extensive searches, but I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing any. I suppose I could use a splitter, connect the additional cable dvr box, and then get a SlingBox to connect to a TV, but that seems like overkill, too.

 


We will be releasing an XFINITY TV app for Roku devices soon. There is a separate thread discussing that and we will post there once it becomes available. 

 

You can also connect a PC or Mac to a television and watch on the larger screen. However, AirPlay and GoogleCast are blocked for contractual reasons.


It should be noted that the Comcast press release from April 20, 2016 said the ROKU app would be delivered last year, and we have been hearing "soon" for several months.


Soon means today

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/TV-App/Xfinity-TV-on-Roku/td-p/2834869