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Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

If you use a Google Chrome browser to watch shows or movies from the Xfinity Stream portal (xfinity.com/stream), you’ll need to enable Flash. And starting with the latest version of Google Chrome, Chrome 76, you won’t be able to turn on Flash from within the Xfinity Stream portal.

That means the next time you open the Chrome browser, you’ll have to enable Flash through Chrome’s built-in settings. Read on to find out how!


Enable Flash on Chrome

To enable Flash on Google Chrome:
  1. Go to xfinity.com/stream.
  2. Click on the Lock icon to the left of the address bar.
    Lock icon left of url 
  3. Click the dropdown to the right of Flash, scroll down and select Allow.
    Flash on left with drop down box on right with Allow as second option on drop down 
  4. Click Reload to apply the settings.
    Reload button appears below url
     
If the Flash dropdown is missing:
  1. Follow steps 1-2, then click Site Settings at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click the dropdown to the right of Flash, scroll down and select Allow.
    Flash on left with drop down box on right with Allow as second option on drop down 
  3. Click Reload.
    Reload button appears below url
     
Still having trouble? Visit the Google Chrome Help site for more information.

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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

Is Comcast planning for the day when Flash is no longer available in any form on any web browser?  When can PC users expect to see an Xfinity Stream website that doesn't use Flash at all?

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@Tcalg wrote:

Is Comcast planning for the day when Flash is no longer available in any form on any web browser?  When can PC users expect to see an Xfinity Stream website that doesn't use Flash at all?


Yes they will remove Flash when it isn't available.  Stream will change in 2020 when Flash is no longer avaialbe.  Not to worry.


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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

 Adobe Flash player will soon be taken from Google Chrome support. How will people using Comcast be able to stream Movies and TV on their computer using Google Chrome after takes effect???

 

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@larry2030- wrote:

Google Chrome will soon drop the Adobe Flash Player. How will people be able to stream movies and TV on Comcast with Google Chrome after that happens???


Comcast is aware and they have stated they will make the necessary changes before it goes away.


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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

Flash doesn't work that well anyway, they should just go ahead and change it now.

And whill they're at it, restore the ability to set up recordings remotely, it's been TWO years since they said it was temporary.

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@bobdc6 wrote:

Flash doesn't work that well anyway, they should just go ahead and change it now.

And whill they're at it, restore the ability to set up recordings remotely, it's been TWO years since they said it was temporary.


flash is used to verify security (HDCP) of the stream not to actually play. that process is currently approved by the network programming providers. the remote recording issue is still not resolved in the patent court process.



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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

Thank you for this helpful information.  Do you have any help for Microsoft Edge?  Every time I open Stream there, I must go through several steps to allow Flash. 

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@lh30 wrote:

Thank you for this helpful information.  Do you have any help for Microsoft Edge?  Every time I open Stream there, I must go through several steps to allow Flash. 


just part of edge



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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

I am and have been using the flash player- my question is that when Chrome no longer supports the Adobe flash player starting in December, how will we watch things on Comcast.??

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@larry2030- wrote:

I am and have been using the flash player- my question is that when Chrome no longer supports the Adobe flash player starting in December, how will we watch things on Comcast.??


that is december 2020 not this december. 



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@Rustyben wrote:

@lh30 wrote:

Thank you for this helpful information.  Do you have any help for Microsoft Edge?  Every time I open Stream there, I must go through several steps to allow Flash. 


just part of edge


Actually, this only started on Edge about two weeks ago.  It's really annoying.  

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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

I just wish the would just move ahead and stop using flash.. why wait until the end... just move past it already... 

 

You charge enough money for your service as it is so spending a few dollars on a team to remove flash ASAP should not be an issue so stupid to wait until last minute so when something goes wrong.. and it most likely will... people will be without any streaming abilities. 

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when i enable flash in chrome i get broken streaming on pc and pixels, anyone knows how to fix this?

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@ladflack wrote:

when i enable flash in chrome i get broken streaming on pc and pixels, anyone knows how to fix this?


I fixed it by installing the latest version of Chrome.


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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

I enabled flash as directed but the video portion of on demand is garbled.  Audio portion is fine, ut unable to watch due to distorted picture.  Any suggestions?  Worked fine up until about a week ago; hasn't worked since.  Thanks!

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@krlawrence22 wrote:

I enabled flash as directed but the video portion of on demand is garbled.  Audio portion is fine, ut unable to watch due to distorted picture.  Any suggestions?  Worked fine up until about a week ago; hasn't worked since.  Thanks!


a new chrome version just came out today. upgrade and see if they fixed their problem.



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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

I've followed the directions, exactly, as described and find the picture still flashes in and out. I've gone to the settings in Chrome and made xfinity a default user of flash,same result. Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, AMC, etc., only Xfinity gives me a problem, each and every time I use it. 

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@bcdjr wrote:

I've followed the directions, exactly, as described and find the picture still flashes in and out. I've gone to the settings in Chrome and made xfinity a default user of flash,same result. Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, AMC, etc., only Xfinity gives me a problem, each and every time I use it. 


yes the new version did not fix the issue. on another thread a regular poster here gave me a series to try and it would not play with hardware acceleration on and played badly with it off and i have a fast PC.



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Re: Xfinity Stream - How To Enable Flash on a Google Chrome Browser

As I said in my original post, I've followed Comcast's/Xfinity's directions and am still unable to view On Demand movies as they "flash" in and out of a grey screen.

I have found that without using Chrome (ie: Duck..., Internet Explorer, etc ) I can watchj the movies without problems.

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@bcdjr wrote:

As I said in my original post, I've followed Comcast's/Xfinity's directions and am still unable to view On Demand movies as they "flash" in and out of a grey screen.

I have found that without using Chrome (ie: Duck..., Internet Explorer, etc ) I can watchj the movies without problems.


I'm able to stream today with my Win10 ethernet connection Chrome browser

https://www.xfinity.com/stream/live/Watch-Good-Morning-Football/5032472274863868105/NFLHD


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On-Demand has been out of service with the Chrome browser because of the flash issue for a couple of weeks now. Unfortunately, it is an unavailable service we have to pay for when using Chrome and I think Firefox. So far if you wish to make use of the feature you're stuck with Edge (haven't tried any others).  Does anyone know why Xfinity doesn't go ahead and solve this now instead of depriving customers of a year-plus?

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@RobertWy wrote:

@bcdjr wrote:

As I said in my original post, I've followed Comcast's/Xfinity's directions and am still unable to view On Demand movies as they "flash" in and out of a grey screen.

I have found that without using Chrome (ie: Duck..., Internet Explorer, etc ) I can watchj the movies without problems.


I'm able to stream today with my Win10 ethernet connection Chrome browser

https://www.xfinity.com/stream/live/Watch-Good-Morning-Football/5032472274863868105/NFLHD


chrome 108 issued but not fixed. see https://www.xfinity.com/stream/entity/7790002953057004112 for an example.



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or you could just join this decade and switch from flash because it has KNOWN EXPLOITS and is permanently disabled on most Chrome browsers...

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@sharxbyte wrote:

or you could just join this decade and switch from flash because it has KNOWN EXPLOITS and is permanently disabled on most Chrome browsers...


They will when Micosoft removes support.


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@sharxbyte wrote:

or you could just join this decade and switch from flash because it has KNOWN EXPLOITS and is permanently disabled on most Chrome browsers...


How can you watch Stream without flash? So how do you join this decade and switch from flash? You lose a service we are paying for. Do you watch Stream now?

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@kiaville wrote:

@sharxbyte wrote:

or you could just join this decade and switch from flash because it has KNOWN EXPLOITS and is permanently disabled on most Chrome browsers...


How can you watch Stream without flash? So how do you join this decade and switch from flash? You lose a service we are paying for. Do you watch Stream now?


You can try other browseers - Edge, IE11, Firefox, Opera.


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I could try a different spouse tonight too. The problem is we're all paying for a service which this company has literally resisted fixing for YEARS. I do appreciate you trying to help and all, but there are reasons I use chrome. it syncs with my devices. I dont have to copy and paste my bookmarks, dig through search history, etc. and it's a headache to use another browser just to use a single mediocre service.
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@sharxbyte wrote:
I could try a different spouse tonight too. The problem is we're all paying for a service which this company has literally resisted fixing for YEARS. I do appreciate you trying to help and all, but there are reasons I use chrome. it syncs with my devices. I dont have to copy and paste my bookmarks, dig through search history, etc. and it's a headache to use another browser just to use a single mediocre service.

service works great. Chrome has the issue currently and only on on-demand streams. you can use another browser for 'just' streaming TV without moving all your bookmarks etc.



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No problems with Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, HBONOW, Crunchyroll, Dailymotion... It's Xfinity.
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@sharxbyte wrote:
No problems with Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, HBONOW, Crunchyroll, Dailymotion... It's Xfinity.

new version out of chrome today. tested on one of the episodes had trouble with and it worked fine. 



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The fact that this is even nessecary is shameful. Flash has been on it's deathbed for a long time. The fact that you can stream to devices that can't run flash just goes to show it is an intentional decision to force this on PC users. 

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@ddesborough wrote:

The fact that this is even nessecary is shameful. Flash has been on it's deathbed for a long time. The fact that you can stream to devices that can't run flash just goes to show it is an intentional decision to force this on PC users. 


xfinity has to have a provider approved contracted verification process to stream HD content and keep the stream private and encrypted (so it can't be recorded/stolen). in this case the currently approved method is RTMPE protocol with SWF (the flash) verification. when the contracts are changed/updated then another method can be used.



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