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Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

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Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

After the xFinity Stream app updated overnight, my downloads are now stuck on “Unnamed Device” though I’m still using the same device to which they were initially downloaded. Signing out/signing back in and deleting/reinstalling app have not helped situation. In Settings, no devices are shown as having downloads, so I’m at a loss as to how to recover them.
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@6863786 wrote:
After the xFinity Stream app updated overnight, my downloads are now stuck on “Unnamed Device” though I’m still using the same device to which they were initially downloaded. Signing out/signing back in and deleting/reinstalling app have not helped situation. In Settings, no devices are shown as having downloads, so I’m at a loss as to how to recover them.

i recorded a 30 minute show to test. downloaded it to my iphone.  went to a different smart device and to settings and manage devices. the recording showed downloaded. I selected 'return' to force return. recording was then available to the X1 and my second device to verify it played on each successfully. do you have another device to try the same procedure?



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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

I do. It’s worth a shot.
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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

That procedure does work, but the problem is that the “Unnamed Device” doesn’t show in the “Manage Devices” tab, therefore I can’t do that in this situation.
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That procedure does work, but the problem is that the “Unnamed Device” doesn’t show in the “Manage Devices” tab, therefore I can’t do that in this situation.

is the recording available on the x1 set top box to view? does it play? have you tried downloading it back to the same phone?



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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

It does show it on the DVR, but won’t let me watch it, as it still says it needs to be returned from the device, so likewise I can’t redownload. If they were some shows that I could watch on demand, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but they’re all recorded hockey games that can’t be viewed any other way.
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It does show it on the DVR, but won’t let me watch it, as it still says it needs to be returned from the device, so likewise I can’t redownload. If they were some shows that I could watch on demand, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but they’re all recorded hockey games that can’t be viewed any other way.

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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

Hello, steve_parks! Welcome to the Xfinity Forums.

I would love to take a closer look at this recording issue for you and help you get that recording returned. Please send me a private message with your first and last name, as well as your service address so I can assist. 

 

 To send a private message, click my name "ComcastTambrey", then click "send a message".


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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

I have the same problem.  I downloaded 3 recordings to my IPad and watched them.  Later I went to return them and they were gone from my Ipad.  Went on my Comcast box and the programs still show up.  When I try to delete them I get the same message that the recordings are on an unnamed device and must be returned before I can delete them.  I have tried everything I can think of to remove the recordings.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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I have the same problem.  I downloaded 3 recordings to my IPad and watched them.  Later I went to return them and they were gone from my Ipad.  Went on my Comcast box and the programs still show up.  When I try to delete them I get the same message that the recordings are on an unnamed device and must be returned before I can delete them.  I have tried everything I can think of to remove the recordings.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.


the 'download' will expire in 30 days and automatically show as returned.



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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

At some point, mine did show up on the iPad, so it may have been that the 30 day point was reached and they were automatically returned from “Unnamed Device”.
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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

I downloaded about 45 days ago
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Re: Recovering downloads from “Unnamed Device”.

I was able to delete the programs tonight.  I guess given time you can delete programs on an unnamed device.  In my case it was well over 30 days so be patient.