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How do I get Xfinity TV Go APP on my TV?

booses 23 34 January 16, 2016 at 06:02 AM
I live in an area where Comcast is not a provider, but I would like to start watching XFINITY TV GO App on my TV under my parent's account. I have Amazon Fire TV and Xbox 1 but I had no luck downloading this app on them. What can I do to make this happen? I am willing to buy other products like Roku or Apple TV but would like to be sure they are compatible. Thanks for your help.

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the Xfinity TV Go app can only be used on Android and IOS devices. While Amazon FireTV is Android I have not found a way to directly side-load Xfinity TV Go to it.

I think that your only alternative would be to install KODI XBMC on your Fire TV and then install the Xfinity TV Go app into KODI.

You may want to add a new source for your TV. For this I would recommend a RasperryPi KODI/XBMC Media Center [bing.com]. Doing this would simplify updating KODI without affecting your FireTV in the future.
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just use an old phone on wifi with the app and a mhc usb to hdmi cable
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If you have an iOS device you can use AirPlay from phone to appletv
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If you have an iOS device you can use AirPlay from phone to appletv
Have you tried this? Some online sources says it will on,y play the sound on TV when you do this.
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Have you tried this? Some online sources says it will on,y play the sound on TV when you do this.

Sorry you are correct, my friend that was streaming xfinity was using a jail broken iOS app... The link below looks like it will be your best bet using a Amazon Fire tv

http://tonidelrio.com/2015/05/25/fire-tv-quick-hack-how-to-stream-comcast-xfinity-cable-in-your-firetv/
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Cheap HTPC is probably your best bet or hooking up a cheap android phone with HDMI (this is what I do)
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Just so OP knows, watching options are greatly limited when not on the Comcast network. All locals will be missing, FWIW.
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Just so OP knows, watching options are greatly limited when not on the Comcast network. All locals will be missing, FWIW.
Yes and not only that, not all of the other content is available for instance I have noticed that I can't tune into the Discovery channel and the History channel, This may be because I am missing some addons. When commercials come Comcast interrupts the stream, probably because their advertising contracts could not possibly cover all possible reception locations.

You might want to consider a Tivo or Slingbox. Properly installed and configured they can do exactly what you want but they are costly when compared to a KODI streaming box.
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Yes and not only that, not all of the other content is available for instance I have noticed that I can't tune into the Discovery channel and the History channel, This may be because I am missing some addons. When commercials come Comcast interrupts the stream, probably because their advertising contracts could not possibly cover all possible reception locations.

You might want to consider a Tivo or Slingbox. Properly installed and configured they can do exactly what you want but they are costly when compared to a KODI streaming box.

Also I notice streaming, even at home, the quality of video is low. I just switched from Dish, which had DishAnywhere, and the streaming quality was great. At home it was excellent but even while traveling it was OK. Also ALL of the content was available.

With Comcast, not only is not all of the content available, but the quality is dumbed down. How do I know? To watch the Patriots/KC game last weekend (CBS) I started watching it through the Xfinity interface. Bitrate was low and the game pretty pixelated (computer monitor). I took a break then came back and clicked on an "ad" on the Xfinity homepage which dumped me right to a feed from CBS directly (the domain was a CBS domain, not a Comcast/Xfinity one). The game was now crystal clear. So, the issue isn't on my end but on Comcast's, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was on purpose.

I am contemplating enabling the VPN server on my router so I can connect to it while traveling and get all the content I would have at home.
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I just switched from Dish, [snip]...
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...[snap] I am contemplating enabling the VPN server on my router so I can connect to it while traveling and get all the content I would have at home.
That dish is valuable. They sell on eBay for $30.00-$50.00. Don't throw it away. I am currently converting one to build a wifi "cantenna" on steroids.

Your VPN idea is a great one.
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That dish is valuable. They sell on eBay for $30.00-$50.00. Don't throw it away. I am currently converting one to build a wifi "cantenna" on steroids.

Your VPN idea is a great one.

They USED to come and take the LNB, dish and switches but now they just abandon them. I actually have a brand new one in box in my basement, too. I was going to wait until spring to take it down.
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Let's also not forget that Comcrap limits HBOGo usage to only certain devices. So last I checked, no go on FireTV, no go on AndroidTV and no go on LG Smart TV (which runs android TV variant).
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That dish is valuable. They sell on eBay for $30.00-$50.00. Don't throw it away. I am currently converting one to build a wifi "cantenna" on steroids.

Your VPN idea is a great one.
Could you share your build for the cantenna? I have two dishes that need to be repurposed. TIA
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Glad I saw this post!!! I cut the cord about two years ago and only have Comcast's $19.99 internet service. Didn't even know I was entitled to Xfinity TV until I saw this thread and downloaded the app.
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