I had an earlier post where I complained about not being able to use an apple lightning AV adapter with my iphone and the xfinity app.
The answer was that it was not comcast's decision to not allow screen mirroring
I've since figured out two ways to make this "happen" - in quotes because it only works with channels that have their own streaming apps AFAIK - like cnn, nbc, fox.
option 1: Install cnn (or nbc,fox,etc) app on your iphone or ipad. Oddly enough you need to supply your comcast authentication information to the cnn app. Then you can plug the apple AV cable (lightning to hdmi out) into your TV and watch CNN on your TV.
option 2: If you have apple tv (as I do) you can install the CNN (or nbc, etc) app on it. Again you need to authenticate with your comcast credentials. This option is nicer as you can just use your apple tv remote and no need to mess with plugging in your iphone.
Seems like a strange world where the channel's own streaming apps allow screen mirroring (using authentication to comcast...) but xfinity/comcast app doesn't. I'm sure there is an explanation that makes perfect sense to all the players' teams of MBAs and IP lawyers ... but it confuses the heck out of me.
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Just ran into this today. I just can't understand why a company wants to make it harder for you to use their product (TV). Most companies love that you're a customer and want you to be delighted using their product.
I've got news for Comcast, I've got two teenagers who wouldn't even notice if I cut the cord on the cable channels - they're on youtube and other streaming platforms. I've got a tv set in their room and I had a cable box for it, but returned it as they don't even watch cable TV - they strictly use the TV to play video games.
The only reason we're paying for cable tv is because I like my news channels - so go ahead and make it as frustrating as possible to consume your product, but don't be surprised when people finally get fed up enough and just cancel.
PS: I specifically created an account here today to post this complaint - that's how frustrated I am that spent $50 dollars on an apple lighting av cable only to find out that when I connected it to my iphone and my crappy 19 inch tv in my workroom to watch CNN that the xfinity/comcast app doesn't allow it... Thanks! That's real value for the nearly $200 a month I'm paying. NOT.
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