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How Do I Stream Xfinity to My Apple TV?

Last Updated Aug 18, 2022
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Regular television is almost a thing of the past. Most of us want the option to watch our favorite content whenever we choose to. With regular television, that often means having a DVR service or on-demand content. But it could also just mean having a streaming service installed on your television. However, adding a streaming service can feel slightly confusing when you have an Apple TV. One thing many people ask is, “how do I stream Xfinity to my Apple TV?” 

You can download the Xfinity Stream app on any Apple TV device running tvOS 15 or later, then log in to your Xfinity account. This will allow you to use the Xfinity streaming service on your Apple TV. 

What exactly do you need to stream Xfinity to your Apple TV? Keep reading to learn this and more!

How Do I Stream Xfinity to My Apple TV? 

On compatible Apple TV devices that have tvOS 15 or later installed, you can now download the Xfinity Stream app. This app allows you to watch live television or content you’ve recorded, as well as stream on-demand content. 

Xfinity Stream gives you a lot of options to choose from. It gives you pretty much all the options you get using an actual Xfinity cable box. But instead, you use your Xfinity internet to stream programming. When you use the app, the data you use doesn’t even count toward your data plan. You can watch your favorite shows without using the data you need for work or general internet browsing.  

What Do You Need to Stream Xfinity to an Apple TV? 

Before you can use Xfinity Stream on your Apple TV, you will need to confirm that you’re eligible. If you have Xfinity Internet and TV, you can stream unlimited content. If you only have Xfinity Internet, you can stream a limited range of live channels and on-demand content. 

The exact features you will have access to depend on the services you are subscribed to. But in general, the things you will need to stream Xfinity on an Apple TV include:

  • A supported Apple TV
  • An Xfinity ID and password

The Apple TV you’re using must support tvOS 15 or later in order to download the Xfinity Stream app. Supported devices include Apple TV HDs made from 2015 on and Apple TV 4Ks made from 2017 on. Check the Xfinity website to find a full list of supported devices.

Are There Any Restrictions On Streaming?

There are a few restrictions and drawbacks when it comes to streaming Xfinity on your Apple TV. You can watch programming and create recordings on your in-home network, but they must be included in your channel lineup. For example, if you want to watch HBO on your Xfinity Streaming app, you must have HBO on your channel lineup. The app also does not allow you to use pay-per-view. 

How to Activate the Xfinity Stream App 

Before you can use the Xfinity Stream app on your Apple TV, you will need to activate it. You can do this in a few easy steps:

  • Download the app from the Apple store. 
  • Choose “sign in.” After you sign in, an activation code will appear on your Apple TV. 
  • With another device, such as your smartphone, navigate to Xfinity.com/authorize on your web browser or scan the QR code on your screen.
  • The Xfinity Stream app will show a six-digit code that you will need to enter into your second device. If you scan the QR code instead, your six-digit code will enter automatically. 
  • Hit the “Continue” button.
  • Enter your Xfinity ID and password and log into your account.

After you do this, the word “Success” will appear on your secondary device, and your Apple TV will show the Xfinity Stream main menu. You will now be able to stream Xfinity on your Apple TV. You can control the app with your Apple TV remote, or with a remote app installed on your iPhone. Scroll through your options and choose the content you’d like to watch, just as you would on any other streaming service. 

Streaming Xfinity On Your Apple TV 

You can easily use your Apple TV device to stream your favorite shows. Xfinity has partnered with Apple to create an app that will work on some of the newer devices that are compatible with tvOS 15 or later. 

You will need an existing Xfinity ID and password to use the app, and you will have more options if you subscribe to both Xfinity Internet and TV. After logging in, you will be able to stream the channels you have on your lineup. The data you use to watch shows and movies on the app won’t be subtracted from your data plan. You can watch it without using the data you need for work or other activities.

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