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XFINITY Instant TV Beta

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Re: XFINITY Instant TV Beta

Yes - it does work on my ipad and iphone. Launching channel, meaning - click on the “watch” icon. It then closes then gives a blank screen and closes the app on Roku.
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@jdretief wrote:
Yes - it does work on my ipad and iphone. Launching channel, meaning - click on the “watch” icon. It then closes then gives a blank screen and closes the app on Roku.

from the home roku screen highlight the xfinity channel and press the star (*) key on the roku remote. select remove channel. then search for and reinstall the xfinity channel. working now?



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I see this has Cloud DVR. Does the regular Xfninity Stream site/app have cloud DVR cababilty?

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@and_youf wrote:

I see this has Cloud DVR. Does the regular Xfninity Stream site/app have cloud DVR cababilty?


If you mean https://www.xfinity.com/stream/

It appears so; the same saved recordings appear there as well as on my X1 STB.

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Yes I meant the Stream site you linked. I see that my recordings from X1 box are listed there under "Saved" and I can modify/delete them from the Stream site. Do you know of a way to schedule from the site? Like in the TV listings area can I set a recording for upcoming content or does it have to be done from the X1 box?

 

Example: Stonehenge show is on NatGeo later tonight. If I go to show description I just get "Watch Channel" or "More Info" no way to record from there.

 

 Some things on later have "Watch Now" and are on-demand so no issue with those of course.

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At this time,You cannot schedule a recording remotely. There’s a long thread here

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Stream-TV-App/Can-t-set-recordings-from-stream-app/m-p/3180417#M20018

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The Xfinity Instant TV needs a lot of work.   It will likely be the reason I switch providers at the end of my contract.  The fact that it cant pause live tv on either Roku or Samsung is lame.   The fact that there is no favorites option on Samsung app is also lame.    This is an app that is in beta forever yet I am paying for it!

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@CCAndrew wrote:
At this time,You cannot schedule a recording remotely. There’s a long thread here

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Stream-TV-App/Can-t-set-recordings-from-stream-app/m-p/3180417#M20018

Thank you.

 

 

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@and_youf wrote:


@and_youf wrote:

@CCAndrew wrote:
At this time,You cannot schedule a recording remotely. There’s a long thread here

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Stream-TV-App/Can-t-set-recordings-from-stream-app/m-p/3180417#M20018

Thank you.

 

Yesterday, my first day on the Instant TV app on my IOS device, I was absolutely able to set up recording schedules for several shows remotely. Problem is, when I went back into the app to modify those schedules, I was unable to do so. 



 

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1) Called for service and was offered and Instant TV package. However there is no Apple TV app and it doesn't allow you to AirPlay. Is an Apple TV app in the pipeline and imminent?

 

2) At the bottom of the All Channel List there are channels tagged as TV GO and a lighter gray background. What is the difference?

 

3) Also the web interface is Flash and not HTML. Not installing an outdated Flash player on my Mac. Why is a new service built on a legacy and outdate platform?

 

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Great idea but doesn’t work. Had it for 2 days and now it won’t connect. No doubt Comcast wants you to ent the second tv box so they can collect $10/month
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Seem likes updated the Samsung app recently.  Not Roku

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If you’re choosing between a Samsung TV or a Roku streaming device, go with the Roku. If you use the Samsung TV, the Samsung remote doesn’t let you easily use all the functions. It’s play forward and backward keys are extremely small. That’s why even though I have Samsung TV I still purchased a Roku streaming device.
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Has this service been terminated by comcast? I wanted to try it but all the links seem to route to the regular x2 pages now.
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@rigerco wrote:
Has this service been terminated by comcast? I wanted to try it but all the links seem to route to the regular x2 pages now.

not sure what link you used. did you log in to see the offer? LINK



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rigerco, XFINITY Instant TV is still here! In some areas, it has been added as an option (no box required) to some of our most popular packages so there might be some difference in how it is packaged. Let's check to see what your options are! Please send me a private message with your full name for help. Just click my name and then on the next page, you'll see an option to send me a private message on the top right hand side.  
 


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Please add the option to pause and rewind live tv. Thats the only thing this service is missing. Mostly all the other live tv streaming services have this feature.

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Well its not the only thing but it would be a start to pause and rewind live tv

 

Also the mini guide would be cool if there was an option to view descriptions

 

Also the regular guide, it would be better if they got rid of all the duplicate channels and just had an option for HD or SD

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Agreed if they combine SD and HD that would be nice. The guide has too many duplicate channels.
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I just switched From YoutubeTV to Xfinity Stream Beta, and I must say, everything looks good, except for one major feature; pause/rewind live TV.

Why can’t I pause or rewind live TV like all the other apps can? Are you planning on adding this feature soon? Also, I don’t see a record option form the live tv interface. To record, I have to exit the live program and click record from the guide. These are big deal breakers. I hope this is fixed soon.

FYI, I’m using Roku Ultra to stream your TV services.