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Xfinity for Xbox 360 (Free to existing Comcast users)

thinkfire 1,797 782 March 27, 2012 at 07:07 AM in Tech & Electronics
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Last Edited by thinkfire March 27, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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Now watch your favorite On Demand TV shows and movies with XFINITY TV on Xbox 360. And with Kinect you can use your voice to play, pause, fast forward and rewind. It’s never been easier to find and enjoy your favorite XFINITY On Demand TV shows and movies, including all HD content
Cost: This service is no additional cost to current Comcast customers.

Requirements:
• Residential customer
• XFINITY TV service (Digital Starter and above)
• XFINITY Internet service
• Comcast ID (aka Comcast.net credentials)
• Xbox 360 console
• Xbox LIVE Gold subscription (paid membership or free trial)

Look for the Xfinity icon on your XBOX 360 dashboard under media/video.

This is potentially a money saver. As some of you only watch VOD content and you may be able to get rid of a box and lower your monthly fee.


Log into Xbox Live:

Go to:

MarketPlace
Apps Download
Genre
Movies
Xfinity TV
Download to XBOX

Once you log in. Your account will be checked for requirements. If you don't meet them, you will be directed to a number to call.

If you do meet them, your modem will be reset so the proper provisioning can be added.

Then you should be good to go once you come back online.

EDIT: There is some confusion to how this works via the Xbox. The content you are watching through the Xbox does not travel on the internet per se, it does not count towards your "cap" that they RARELY enforce. The reason you need Comcast Internet is because you need a modem on the Comcast network. The content is delivered from the content server via a private network dedicated for this. You need video services because tv networks demand fees for allowing Comcast to provide you this content to you.
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Last Edited by thinkfire April 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Log into Xbox Live:

Go to:

MarketPlace
Apps Download
Genre
Movies
Xfinity TV
Download to XBOX



IF you have Comcast Internet but don't have Comcast TV Service but you know someone that does. Then you can use their primary login to gain access. This has been verified by 2 people. Great way to save $ and cancel your hulu/netflix/etc.

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especially useful for folks using a HTPC to use as a DVR. the only reason they would've needed a set top box would be for the on demand content.

This makes it possible for people stuck paying a rental fee for a full box to have an alternative, paying a lot less for a cablecard, and getting the content they want.
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Why do you have to have xfinity Internet? I have xfinity digital cable, but my Internet is with AT&T uverse since they offer the fastest speed in our area. I use xfinity on my phone and laptop with no issues, wonder why the requirement on the 360??
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You may have to manually download the app from the app market before it appears in your media/videos section.
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my Internet is with AT&T uverse since they offer the fastest speed in our area.
You may want to double check your speeds. Xfinity is much faster than Uverse, unless you have some cabling issues within your home...
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Get rid of box?? There is no monthly fee for the box...
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Get rid of box?? There is no monthly fee for the box...
There is a monthly fee and a cable access fee for each additional box you have. May want to check your bill Wink
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There is a monthly fee and a cable access fee for each additional box you have. May want to check your bill Wink
True, but if you're only going to use your xbox for this, having to buy Gold kind of sucks. But it's not that bad if you use your xbox for games as well.
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If you're paying for cable tv it doesn't really make sense to get rid of your tuner be it cablecard or a box. Especially since Comcast is still going to enforce it's 250gig monthly bandwidth limit against your streaming.
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Usually if you complain/threaten to quit enough, those box fees go away
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Hah. You'd have to pry my HD-DVRs from my cold, dead hands. 30-second skip is PRICELESS. Big Grin

As for yelling "Fast Forward!" or "Rewind!" at my Xbox? No thanks, Kinect. Call me in 10 years when you're either remotely useful or have one good game for anyone above the age of 3. LMAO
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If you're paying for cable tv it doesn't really make sense to get rid of your tuner be it cablecard or a box. Especially since Comcast is still going to enforce it's 250gig monthly bandwidth limit against your streaming.
Untrue. [pcmag.com]
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Quote from spydersdeals69 View Post :
As for yelling "Fast Forward!" or "Rewind!" at my Xbox? No thanks, Kinect.
Well, it could be fun if you could yell "WHOA, HOLD UP!" for pause, "WAIT, WHAAAT?" for rewind and "ANDELE ANDELE!" for fast forward Wink
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Is it already available? I don't see it on my XBOX dashboard or in my xbox live on PC.
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