Entertainment has come a long way in terms of the quality and even how it’s offered. With a lot of streaming services in the market today, you can’t run out of options.
If you are a fan of Comcast products and own a Roku streaming device, then you can still access its products on your Roku streaming player. With the XFinity Stream, you have limitless options when it comes to streaming on-demand content or live TV. XFinity Stream is compatible with Roku and allows you to watch over 200 channels via Roku. You can even down content online and watch it offline later. During the rental period, XFinity Stream allows you to stream rented movies and TV Shows within its app.
To install Xfinity Stream on Roku, set up your Roku streaming device, go to the Channel store and add the Xfinity Stream app to the device. Once it’s installed, activate and start streaming your favorite shows. Let’s walk you through the installation process step by step.
Installing Xfinity Stream on Roku
Xfinity Stream has an app available on the Channel Store that is in Beta at the moment. It’s important to note that for the app to appear in your Roku’s channel store, it needs to be eligible. Before we proceed with the installation process, there are some requirements that you need to fulfill before starting out. The Roku device should have an 8.1 b1 or later firmware version. If you have over one linked Xfinity account, then you may need to set the default account first for you to be able to stream.
Firstly, make sure your Roku streaming device is connected to the TV and powered on. Also, connect it to the Wi-Fi and then press the home button on the remote to go to the channel store. On the home screen, click ‘Streaming Channels’ on the left pan and then click on the ‘Search Channels’ option on the next screen. In the search bar, type in ‘Xfinity Stream’ using the on-screen keyboard and select the ‘Xfinity Stream Beta’ app from the suggestions list. On the app page, click on ‘+ Add Channel’ to add it to your Roku. On the confirmation pop-up box, click on OK and finally click on the ‘Go to channel’ button to launch it.
Activating your Xfinity Stream
With the app installed, you need to activate if first to access it. Open the app and select the ‘Sign In’ option. An activation code will be displayed on your Roku-connected TV screen. On a different device like your phone or PC, open a web browser and then copy and paste this link in the address bar to visit the activation center. In the next web page, enter the 6-digit code on your TV screen and click on ‘Continue’. Enter your Xfinity ID and password and click on ‘Sign In’. To tell if the activation was successful, a success message will be displayed and your Roku streaming device will automatically update. Scroll through the Terms of Activation on Roku to read the terms. Next, click on ‘Yes’ to accept & continue. In case you click on ‘No’, then the activation process will restart.
If you have Cloud DVR, then the terms
of activation will vary. Click on Yes and Name your device. Click on ‘Confirm’ and you should see the main menu and start streaming content.
Installation steps in pictures
Press the home button on your Roku remote and go to the Roku home screen
Select Streaming Channels
Click on Search Channels and type Xfinity Stream in the search bar and click on the app from the suggestions
Click on +Add Channel to install
How to Install Xfinity Stream on Roku: A snap shot
Connect your Roku streaming device and TV. Ensure that the device is connected to the Wi-Fi network and then go to the Channel Store. Search for the Xfinity Stream app and add it to the device. Activate the app and start streaming.
– Roku connected TV
– Stable Wi-Fi
– Xfinity Stream subscription
– XFinity Internet and TV Services
Installing Xfinity Stream on your Roku streaming device is simple and straightforward and required an 8.1 firmware and later. It’s still in beta and there are more features to come once it’s fully released. Just note that for activation, you will need another device and have Xfinity stream subscription.
Why am I seeing Error TVAPP-00101 after activating Xfinity on Roku?
You may be seeing this error since you have two or more linked Xfinity accounts. To clear this error, you need to unlink your linked accounts first.
How many devices can I use Xfinity with simultaneously?
Xfinity Stream can support up to 5 devices simultaneously including PCs, phones, or tablet.