As is typical of comcast, they keep promising and promising they are developing an app that can be used on Apple TV for Xfinity Streaming but as of February 2020 still no word, still no result, still more empty promises.
This is the last time I ask this question and I would appreciate an honest answer from Comcast. Will there be an xfinity app that works on the Apple TV platform? And if so, exactly when do you expect it will be launched?
My xfinity contract ends December 2020. If there is no Apple TV app by then, it's good bye comcast hello HULU. Xfinity pulled this same delay tactic with their app on a 2010 smart tv I had where theyk kept promising the app was being developed and would be out soon. Guess what, still have that old samsung TV in a guest bedroom and guess what? Still no xfinity app 10 years later. I expect this will be the same with their Apple TV app as well, empty promises that will never be delivered upon.
At the rate their loosing subscribers, the only English word they'll need to teach their service center in India is "cancel".
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Here is the truth about Xfinity XFi pods from someone who has them and wishes I could return them for a full refund (past the 30 days). First if you need to broadcast a 2.4Ghz and a 5.0Ghz signal for your wireless because you have some devices that don't receive a 5.0Ghz signal such as a TV or playstation 3 etc. the XFi pods require those signals to be COMBINED under one wifi name. The problem with that is your devices randomly connect to either the 2.4Ghz singal or the 5.0Ghz signal automatically and in most cases will always connect to the stronger 2.4Ghz signal. The problem with that is the 2.4Ghz signal is much much slower maxing out at maybe 30Mbps versus the 5.0Ghz signal which, depending on your plan, can be 250Ghz and more. My plan is close to 300Ghz. Think how frustrating this is to be paying for a 300Ghz plan and then paying for XFi pod extenders that now limit your speed to 30 which is barely sufficient to stream a 4k movie or for online gaming. I even experimented with the XFi pods by logging into my xfinity gateway router and manually shutting off the 2.4Ghz singal. That improved the XFi pod speeds to up to 150Gbps since it was only now extending the 5.0Ghz singal. But since my Tv's and a few other devices need that 2.4GHz singal it wasn't a real solution.
In hindsight, I'd invest in a third party gateway/router with a much better signal array to get stronger singals throughout your house and then maybe a third party extender. Only XFi pods require the combining of the 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz signals into one wifi name. Third party solutions do not so you can opt to only extend your 5.0Ghz signal which gives you the fastes speed.
Xfinity neglects to tell you this when you read through their marketing material or talk to customer service. After all the issues I had I finally (after multiple calls, multiple transfers to other departments, and their frustrating call center in India) talked to a knowledgable Xfinity empoyee in their tech support group who explained what I just described above as the reason my speeds were so bad in spite of my 300Ghz service plan. He said and I quote "I would never recommend anyone get the XFi Pods because of the fact Xfinity forces you to combine 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz singals together under one WiFi broadcast name therefore your devices don't always connect to the faster 5.0Ghz singal and that's why you're getting such horrible internet speeds".
Unfortunately, it took me longer than the 30 days refund period on the pods to figure this out so I'm stuck with $199 worth of three useless pods. Anyone want to make an offer? :)
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Looks like Xfinity or Comcast or whatever else they want to rebrand themselves these days have caught on to the fact we figured out how to disable their xfinity wifi. Now the only way to do it is call and talk to them over the phone. Sorry folks, I know how much we look forward to our phone calls with comcast.
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For those of you who don't want Xfinity sending out a second WiFi signal from your modem for the general public to use, here is how to disable it.
1) Log into your account at comcast.net
2) Choose "My Account" from the top row
3) Then Choose "User & Preferrences" on the next page
4) Next, under "Service Adress", click on the link "Manage XFINITY WiFi"
5) A window pops up giving you a choice to disable it, choose disable and save.
And you are now no longer broadcasting a second public wifi signal for xfinity. Enjoy.
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