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Xfinity Stream Beta App/Samsung TV not working

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Xfinity Stream Beta App/Samsung TV not working

The Streaming Beta App won’t load. I was working fine, then the screen froze, and app crashed. Now when I open the app all I get is a black screen, and when I try playing content previewed in the smart hub it just says “Xfinity Stream Beta Loading” for way too long until it just stops trying. I reinstalled it, deleted and reinstalled it, unplugged the TV, reset the Smart Hub... I’m connected to my Xfinity wifi, TV is model (MU6290), updated firmware, plenty of free memory, logged in to my Samsung acct. and EVERY other app is working fine. Any ideas?
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@amtmlt wrote:
The Streaming Beta App won’t load. I was working fine, then the screen froze, and app crashed. Now when I open the app all I get is a black screen, and when I try playing content previewed in the smart hub it just says “Xfinity Stream Beta Loading” for way too long until it just stops trying. I reinstalled it, deleted and reinstalled it, unplugged the TV, reset the Smart Hub... I’m connected to my Xfinity wifi, TV is model (MU6290), updated firmware, plenty of free memory, logged in to my Samsung acct. and EVERY other app is working fine. Any ideas?

is that a Roku TV? (built in)



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Re: Xfinity Stream Beta App/Samsung TV not working

Any luck? Same problem here
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@Jacobcooke6490 wrote:
Any luck? Same problem here

does the xfinity stream app appear in your TV set's 'store'?



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Re: Xfinity Stream Beta App/Samsung TV not working

I just bought a Samsung 32" TV M4500 for the express purpose of using the Xfinity Stream Beta app..I followed the instructions under Help and Support and it didnt work...the search function could not locate the app....however, there was a Direct TV Beta app pre loaded....does this mean Xfinity is no longer compatible?  Is this app still available? I call Xfinity and they advised it can be downloaded to any TV..that is not true...this is making me nuts

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I just bought a Samsung 32" TV M4500 for the express purpose of using the Xfinity Stream Beta app..I followed the instructions under Help and Support and it didnt work...the search function could not locate the app....however, there was a Direct TV Beta app pre loaded....does this mean Xfinity is no longer compatible?  Is this app still available? I call Xfinity and they advised it can be downloaded to any TV..that is not true...this is making me nuts


be sure your TV doesn't have a firmware update available. If the xfinity app does not show up in the Samsung store you might want to contact Samsung to determine if that model is covered under the program.



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Needs to have the firmware updated to 1221.0


@CJM505 wrote:

I just bought a Samsung 32" TV M4500 for the express purpose of using the Xfinity Stream Beta app..I followed the instructions under Help and Support and it didnt work...the search function could not locate the app....however, there was a Direct TV Beta app pre loaded....does this mean Xfinity is no longer compatible?  Is this app still available? I call Xfinity and they advised it can be downloaded to any TV..that is not true...this is making me nuts


 

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Re: Xfinity Stream Beta App/Samsung TV not working

Thanks, yes this particular TV did not have the correct components, so I returned and got a TCL Smart TV with ROKU.  This worked perfectly and I was able to set up within just a few minutes.


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@CJM505 wrote:

I just bought a Samsung 32" TV M4500 for the express purpose of using the Xfinity Stream Beta app..I followed the instructions under Help and Support and it didnt work...the search function could not locate the app....however, there was a Direct TV Beta app pre loaded....does this mean Xfinity is no longer compatible?  Is this app still available? I call Xfinity and they advised it can be downloaded to any TV..that is not true...this is making me nuts


be sure your TV doesn't have a firmware update available. If the xfinity app does not show up in the Samsung store you might want to contact Samsung to determine if that model is covered under the program.


 

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@mudslide3 wrote:

Needs to have the firmware updated to 1221.0


@CJM505 wrote:

I just bought a Samsung 32" TV M4500 for the express purpose of using the Xfinity Stream Beta app..I followed the instructions under Help and Support and it didnt work...the search function could not locate the app....however, there was a Direct TV Beta app pre loaded....does this mean Xfinity is no longer compatible?  Is this app still available? I call Xfinity and they advised it can be downloaded to any TV..that is not true...this is making me nuts


the good news is that access for many brands etc have been announced in some online articles as being available in the future. [example LINK]



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@CJM505 wrote:

Thanks, yes this particular TV did not have the correct components, so I returned and got a TCL Smart TV with ROKU.  This worked perfectly and I was able to set up within just a few minutes.


@Rustyben wrote:

@CJM505 wrote:

I just bought a Samsung 32" TV M4500 for the express purpose of using the Xfinity Stream Beta app..I followed the instructions under Help and Support and it didnt work...the search function could not locate the app....however, there was a Direct TV Beta app pre loaded....does this mean Xfinity is no longer compatible?  Is this app still available? I call Xfinity and they advised it can be downloaded to any TV..that is not true...this is making me nuts


be sure your TV doesn't have a firmware update available. If the xfinity app does not show up in the Samsung store you might want to contact Samsung to determine if that model is covered under the program.


thank you for writing back-glad you have the stream app now!



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Mine is often times blurry in live tv but audio works.. usually big events like World Cup and pga championship which unfortunately are the times I really want it lol
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Mine is doing the same I have spent over 12 hours with xfinity and still nothing please post the solution
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I just got a Samsung TV a few weeks ago, and am having the same issues. Mine always is presented with the error code:  TVAPP-00200, but Comcast seems to ignore my issues, and has not offered any suggestions that have helped

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My app works partially like for on demand and live TV but the videos saved on my DVR do NOT want to load .... I get to the WATCH selection then wait and
Oops there was a problem comes up

Pretty poor app overall in this BETA version.
The mobile app works great on phone and iPad
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I have 2 Samsung smart TV’s that have been working “OK” for months and now EVERY TIME I turn Off the TV Xfinity App is FROZEN 🤬
Am on my 5th call with Customer Service (AKA - NO Customer Service) again.
ANYONE find the FIX to this problem?
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@ChangeIN2019 wrote:
I have 2 Samsung smart TV’s that have been working “OK” for months and now EVERY TIME I turn Off the TV Xfinity App is FROZEN 🤬
Am on my 5th call with Customer Service (AKA - NO Customer Service) again.
ANYONE find the FIX to this problem?

are you exiting to live TV before you turn off the TV?



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Re: Xfinity Stream Beta App/Samsung TV not working

I am having the same problem with 2 Samsung TVs that we bought in mid-2018.  They are listed as compatible devices.  We resolve it temporarily by unplugging the TV then plugging back in then the app seems to work. This resolution came from a Customer Service rep but we did not think we would need to do it every time we want to watch on the app.  It would be nice to not have to do that every time since we have our TV on the wall and I have to get a step ladder each time to unplug/replug the TV!

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I have a 40" Samsung and also have to unplug the TV to reset App.

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Samsung 42 inch with the Xfinity beta.  I also report that I have unplugged and plugged the TV in to try to reset the hung playback from the saved recordings, but it does not always work.  I can sometimes fast forward a little and hit play, but I miss part of my stuff that way and sometimes it hangs again pretty quick.

 

I guess I'll have to drop my service soon, as basically it doesn't work half the time.  Unless someone has some better news. 

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Did you every get the app to work?  I just bought a 65" Samsung with the software version and the model number recommended by Comcast for the Xfinity Beta App ap and I get the ERROR TVAP: 00200 after 15 minutes of running the ap. 

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App requires a plug unplug. My set is mounted on wall . ac behind set, so plug unplug very difficult.
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Yup,  I have owned the Samsung UN55NU8500 smart TV model for the past week.  All other TV apps work great, no issues.  Full connectivity to the internet and other smart app features work again even after resetting the router.  However, this xfinity streaming 'beta' app is not reliable.  There are occasional channel 'time outs', freezes, and error codes with the black screen as described above in this forum.  I have unplugged the TV as advised and the app is back functioning.  I empathize with you all.  It would be nice to let go of the cable box but I can't if poor performance of this 'under-development' app continues.  Hopefully, these comments are reviewed and acted upon by Comcast.  Good luck to all.  Best Regards,  dpe56

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I got my Samsung Smart TV today, I download Xfinity Steam beta app and everything is working, BUT, the picture scale is not fitting my 58" TV. I love the idea of not having the cablebox and hope they can fix is soon.

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@SL103 wrote:

I got my Samsung Smart TV today, I download Xfinity Steam beta app and everything is working, BUT, the picture scale is not fitting my 58" TV. I love the idea of not having the cablebox and hope they can fix is soon.


tune to a local HD broadcast HD channel. is it filling the screen? if you use a smart device on same channel or a desk/laptop does it fill the screen on all HD channels? the local channel you tried above?



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I have a Samsung TV and am having similar problems. Xfinity is trying to help, but so far they have not solved the problem. For us, we can turn on the TV, load Xfinity, but the remote buttons don't then work. The remote will work for all other apps.

 

Xfinity tech did some things at the Xfinity end and told us to uninstall and reinstall the app. We did, No different.  What solves the problem TEMPORARILY is "power cycling the TV" as they put it. Pull the plug. When it restarts, the remote works fine. But some time later, after we have turned off the TV and then turn the TV back on, same problem. Can't change channels, etc. Very annoying. We are getting into the habit of pulling the plug before we sit down to watch.  Crazy!