I'm having the exact same issue with my samsung smart TV. Just getting a black screen. no error message, nothing happens if I wait forever: just a black screen. I called xfinity technical support and they told me it was a known issue and that they were working on fixing it...
I spent a lot of time on the phone with Comcast/Xfinity today. Initially I was told they do not stream to Samsung TV's. I said NO! I've been doing it for months. Eventually a second level support person advised me that she emailed their "engineers" and they report this is a known problem and they are "working on it" with no known time to be fixed.
They claim and I can attest that streaming to Roku devices still works, but they are having an issue with Samsung devices.
I presume a lot of people bought Samsung TV's because Xfinity only streams to Samsung and Roku to my knowledge. How can they disenfranchise all the Samsung owners?
It is a small consolation versus the inconvenience, but they will credit your account for the missing service.
Alternatively you could drop Xfinity streaming and switch to another streaming service. In our area Youtube offers almost identical programming plus free DVR service. Maybe if enough people did this they'd have more incentive to fix the problem?
It is hard to believe a "technology company" can't repair something that once was working.
You can now stream to Samsung TV's.
I called around 3:30EDST for an update and was directed to my TV where a refresh code was waiting for me. After inputting a second and refreshed code, we were back to streaming.
The operator initially told me they only streamed to Sony and LG TV's. I told her I doubted that they had disenfranchised Samsung owners. My understanding was initially they only supported Samsung smart TV's. She seemed confused about the situation and promised to look into it in order to better inform customers.
Hello all, thanks for reaching out to our Forums! I'm sorry to hear about this black screen you all are receiving when trying to access the Xfinity Beta app. I am happy to see it has been resolved for some and if you are still experiencing this on your end, please send me a Private Message. Please include your name as it appears on the account in the PM. The Xfinity Beta app is available for Roku devices and Samsung Smart TVs.
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@Dezzy14, thanks for reaching out to us and I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this same issue. I am glad to assist you with this as well! I have responded to your private message if you could please get back to me at your earliest convenience.
The issue has been resolved although it took three days.
Comcast employees don't seem to be well briefed on streaming and who your partners are. I was told twice that you did not stream to Samsung TV's which I knew was not true as I had been doing it for many months.
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