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I have home internet through Xfinity (no TV package).

Noticed this morning that Xfinity Stream is offering ree Showtime and EPIX through Xfinity Stream till April 19.

Not sure if this is regional or national or if there are any other strings attached. YMMV.
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Created 03-21-2020 at 11:12 AM by mprabs
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Thnx, OP!

Just switched to YoutubeTV streaming on Xfinity, bringing my own equipment, which miraculously has just about every channel I really want, to which I added HBO and Showtime. The free month of Showtime is about to expire, so if, when I get home, I find out I'm eligible . . . You're my new best friend! Applause
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Does anyone know how to watch this on TV? Stream app limits screensharing or Chromecast. Any other means to watch on TV?
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You call it 'Xfinity Stream'
Do you mean what they call Xfinity Flex ?
https://www.xfinity.com/learn/flex

Maybe I should get that free box after all.
Even though I'll be switching in a couple of months...
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You call it 'Xfinity Stream'
Do you mean what they call Xfinity Flex ?
https://www.xfinity.com/learn/flex

Maybe I should get that free box after all.
Even though I'll be switching in a couple of months...
Xfinity Stream is an app and this content is available through this app. I know the Xfinity Flex is a streaming device. I am assuming all the content available through the Stream app is also available through the Flex device but I am not 100% sure since I don't have the device.
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Just tried this with my account and was shot down because I don't have TV. I'm purely an internet customer.
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Thanks for the heads up, OP! Rumor confirmed & TU Smilie
Showtime and Epix free for Xfinity customers (I only have Internet service) until April 19. See attached screenshot.
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Does anyone know how to watch this on TV? Stream app limits screensharing or Chromecast. Any other means to watch on TV?
There's a Xfinity app on some smart TVs and roku
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Has anyone tried getting this with the Xfinity Roku App? I'll give it a shot in a few hours when once I get home from work.

Currently getting Showtime and TMC free through DISH preview. But I think that expires April 6th. A couple more weeks might give me enough time to get through Homeland.
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Does anyone know how to watch this on TV? Stream app limits screensharing or Chromecast. Any other means to watch on TV?
For me the answer is NO (i.e. can't watch on TV) with only Internet service, and an older computer.

1. The Xfinity Beta app requires Streaming service, so it won't allow you to log on from a streaming device such as Roku, for example, when you only have Internet service.

2. Casting from a computer to TV: Xfinity streaming requires Flash Player in a browser, which Chrome doesn't support.

Perhaps if you have Windows 10 (use Firefox, which allows FlashPlayer) you can cast directly from your computer to the TV.


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Has anyone tried getting this with the Xfinity Roku App? I'll give it a shot in a few hours when once I get home from work.

Currently getting Showtime and TMC free through DISH preview. But I think that expires April 6th. A couple more weeks might give me enough time to get through Homeland.
I did try, and the Xfinity app on Roku requires logging in as an Xfinity user who has Streaming service.
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I did try, and the Xfinity app on Roku requires logging in as an Xfinity user who has Streaming service.
Thanks. I believe I do have Streampix (I think that's what they call it), as well as limited basic (the lowest possible tier) TV. At the time it was cheaper than just internet service by itself.
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For me the answer is NO (i.e. can't watch on TV) with only Internet service, and an older computer.

1. The Xfinity Beta app requires Streaming service, so it won't allow you to log on from a streaming device such as Roku, for example, when you only have Internet service.

2. Casting from a computer to TV: Xfinity streaming requires Flash Player in a browser, which Chrome doesn't support.

Perhaps if you have Windows 10 (use Firefox, which allows FlashPlayer) you can cast directly from your computer to the TV.
I can "project to a wireless display" from my Win10 laptop to Roku TV (or stick+). It can be a little buggy but once it syncs up it usually works Ok. Will have to try that if it doesn't show up on the Roku Xfimity Stream Beta App.
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shows free on brower in laptop.. dont know how to activate
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Confirmed not working on Roku with no TV services in account. Playon is also having issues....
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