I just got it here in Maryland last night.
The interface is exactly like (or very, very similar to) my Samsung UHD TV app.
What follows are simply my impressions based on this beta.
Well I hope this will be fixed when out of beta but Each of my X1 devices wants me to login with username/password instead of storing it for one and the rest 'authorize' like the other apps.
How do we get netflix to stream through our cable?
what equipment models do you have? the rng150 won't work with netflix or any apps.
on non rng150 X1 set top boxes, hit the xfinity button >> gear(settings) >> Comcast labs >> top line should be comcast beta. If it says coming soon the beta is not yet ready for you yet. If it says no, hit OK button and change to yes.
Some have heard the recent announcement about the Netflix Beta Program coming to our X1 platform. The Netflix Beta Program has been a major effort for teams at both companies, so we’re rolling out a beta to ensure it works smoothly before we formally launch it to millions of X1 customers later this year. We’re using this thread to bring prior questions about this subject together and we’ll continue to update it as more information is available.
Here are some questions we’ve seen in the forums since the announcement:
I don't see Netflix in Comcast Labs, when will I be able to participate?
- We are rolling the trial out to customers over the next several weeks. Customers will be notified via email that they have been added to the trial, but they can check Comcast Labs at any time to see if they have been added
What is Comcast Labs and how do I find it?
- The Comcast Labs section of X1 is the place where you can test run new features, like the Netflix app, before they are widely available. You can find Comcast Labs by clicking thexfinity button on your remote and navigating to Settings, then clicking on Comcast Labs. Once in the Comcast Labs section, you will need to enable Netflix in order for it to appear in the X1 Apps For more information on Comcast Labs, please see Test Out New Features with Comcast Labs on X1.
How can I access the Netflix app?
- Once you have Netflix app enabled under Comcast labs: press On Demand, select apps, scroll down to the entertainment section and you should be able to see and open Netflix.
How do I sign in to Netflix if chosen for the Beta?
- When you initially open the app under the X1 app section, you will be met with the ability to start a one month free trial or sign in to your current Netflix account. You can use the X1 remote to navigate through the sign in process.
Updated with a few of the questions we been getting and a few answers. I know this might not necessary answer all questions here, but please keep in mind this is still in beta. We appreciate all of the feedback so far.
no email received here but all 4 devices got a screen popup on same morning.
Yipee, it's here. One thing that surprised me was that when signing in, there were shortcuts for yahoo.com and a few other ISP's, but not comcast.net! I'm looking forward to my spouse finally being able to watch Netflix without me having to switch the TV over to the Roku box for him.
I have the same issue...did you ever figure out how to get it to full screen?
you didn't hit the quote button, what issues do you have? this ithread is about the x1 set top box beta test of netflix. It will always be the size you set in the x1 device settings. for X1 it is not a web page.
how do i go about getting access to netflix through my comcast xfinity?
You have to have X1.
Announcement popped up on screen last night about beta. Signed in to my account and watched. Problem: want to watch a specific show and search feature appears to be missing from UI. Where is search? Please help
Just do a normal search. For example, I did a search for Gotham with the voice search and it showed up like a normal On Demand show, but with the Netflix logo instead of HBO, Starz, etc.
I got the notification on my XG2 box and wife is happy using it. Though my DVR box still says Coming Soon...
Not sure why.
access to all but the rng150 x1 set top boxes are being added in waves. be patient
Announcement popped up on screen last night about beta. Signed in to my account and watched. Problem: want to watch a specific show and search feature appears to be missing from UI. Where is search? Please help!
What @TheJaxx said is correct, you can do a search from the regular X1 guide and if the show is available in Netflix it should give you the option to select it. The other way is that once you are in app, depending on what section you are you might need to scroll upwards a few sections and it will eventually show the search option.
Im using the beta Netflix app, I currently pay for 4k content on Netflix but it is not shown when logging in through the Xfinity/Netflix app. Will 4k streaming be supported?
got a message that we can watch netflix on tv now only able to put on 1 TV
It is being activated STB-by-STB. And it doesn't work on the RNG150.
Just a slight correction on finding the Netflix app built into x1. You will want to click the xfinity button on your remote and then select apps. You cant actually access apps from the on demand section. The post is meaning the same thing just worded a little confusing for anyone following step by step.
Thanks for catching that, it was actually a typo on my end. I have gotten so used to calling the the on demand button, since it is around the same area from the old remotes that I wrote that by accident. I corrected it.
Is there a screensaver for netflix? when I walk away from the tv the show just pauses and I am afraid it will burn into the tv
There is no a screensaver for the netflix app itself, but if you have the X1 screensaver turned on after time of inactivity it should turn on.
I believe that unless you have a much older tv it doesn't do that any longer. The manufacturers have fixed that problem of not burning into the TV. When I use Netflix on our 2 year old Sony Smart TV it goes back to normal cable tv automatically after 20 mins. It asks if it m still watching then if I don't respond by a certain time then it defaults to the original channel I was watching before using Netflix. I don't recall having to do anything in settings for it to do that. If you still have questions, call the manufacturer. They'll be able to give you a more accurate answer.
I am wondering why people care about this so much.
I am currently watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix in 4K resolution with Dolby Digital Plus audio using my new Roku Ultra.
Sorry people but there are better and faster ways to go about watching Netflix. Comcast's version of Netflix is still in beta version but it is already dreadfully behind.
It's already taking place. I'm watching Netflix through XFINITY as we speak
I am wondering why people care about this so much.
Most people watch TV for those same reasons, but not everybody is in the position where they can make the capital investment to be able to watch it the same way you (and I) do. Yes, there are better and more entertaining ways, but I don't know about easier.
Say you want to watch "Orange is the New Black." To watch it via Roku, you have to press the Roku button on the Harmony (or Harmony-type) remote. After the AVR switches over to the Roku, you wait for Roku to wake up. When it wakes up, you scroll over to Netflix and press enter. Netflix loads, you scroll down and over to "Orange is the New Black." Press Enter, and you're watching the show. To watch it via X1, you press the microphone button on the remote and say "Orange is the New Black." The search results come up in just a few seconds. You select "Orange is the New Black," press enter, and you're watching the show. Watching it via X1 is actually easier and less time consuming.
The vast majority of what is on Netflix is not in 4K or DD+. What, maybe a dozen shows, maybe about the same number of older movies, and a bunch of stand up comedy shows? A very small percentage of their library. With the exception of those things that are actually in 4K and/or DD+, the experience of watching Netflix via a Roku Ultra is exactly the same as watching it via X1. Both are 1080p, and both are DD5.1.
I disagree. I have Neflix on all of my Xfinity boxes, 2 dvr and 3 satelite. Only one them has the issue of being small on the screen, which I have rebooted and din't fix it, and all of the others fill the entire screen. All of which are on differant size TV's. All of the reolutions are set to 1080P in the Xfinity settings. Anyone have any solutions yet?