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Does Xfinity Instant TV use my Comcast data cap on Roku?

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Does Xfinity Instant TV use my Comcast data cap on Roku?

Just wanted confirmation on wether or not Instant TV uses my 1TB of data while streaming on the Roku? I only have Internet and Instant TV, I don’t have a cable box, I stream on my Roku. Does it deduct from this or not? Thank you

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Hexx29 wrote:

Just wanted confirmation on wether or not Instant TV uses my 1TB of data while streaming on the Roku? I only have Internet and Instant TV, I don’t have a cable box, I stream on my Roku. Does it deduct from this or not? Thank you


From comcast's announcement thread:

 

"Will the XFINITY Stream Beta app use data from my XFINITY Internet Data Usage Plan?

  • Live TV, XFINITY On Demand and Cloud DVR recordings will not count against your Internet data usage threshold if you are connected to your in-home XFINITY network. The XFINITY TV video service delivered through the XFINITY Stream Beta app is not an Internet service and does not touch or use the Internet. Rather, it is a Title VI cable service delivered solely over Comcast's private, managed cable network, so it will not count toward your XFINITY Internet Data Usage Plan. Usage of any other apps on Roku devices, including any TV Everywhere apps accessible with your XFINITY TV credentials, do use the Internet and will count against your XFINITY Internet Data Usage Plan."

Source: https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Stream-TV-App/XFINITY-Stream-on-Roku/td-p/2834869

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So I guess it doesn’t. My confusion is it says it doesn’t use the Internet yet it’s running through my cable modem and my router.  Thanks for your answer!

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Hexx29 wrote:

So I guess it doesn’t. My confusion is it says it doesn’t use the Internet yet it’s running through my cable modem and my router.  Thanks for your answer!


It doesn't when using the xfinity roku app: "it will not count toward your XFINITY Internet Data Usage Plan", but will count if you use other apps on your roku.