Xfinity OnDemand XOD Alternatives?

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  1. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    The cheapest way to use the Xfinity Stream app is on a computer or mobile device that you already own. If you want the app on your TV, then you will indeed need a Roku streamer.
  2. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Well that's not strictly true either given that laptops (and most PCs) can HDMI out to a TV, and you can use a wireless KB/mouse to control etc. But a Roku is definitely the easiest route and not that expensive even for 3-4 TVs.
  3. dsc25

    dsc25 Member

    Nov 14, 2002
    Perfect - just the info I wanted. Thank you!
  4. trip1eX

    trip1eX Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    don't know if this has been covered but you can watch the latest episodes of many shows through the app of the respective channel.

    so, for example, if you miss First 48 you can probably watch it on the AE app. Miss the latest episode of Fargo you can watch it on the FX app. Miss the latest episode of Better Call Saul you can watch it on the AMC app. etc etc You can just have to authenticate through your cable subscription. Some apps aren't able to be authenticated by some cable companies or vice versa.

    You just need a streaming box like a Roku or FireTV or AppleTV ...
  5. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    Yep. The Apple TV has a feature called "single sign-on" that some cable TV operators support. Just enter your cable account user name and password once and it will unlock access to all of the individual channel apps that work with that cable provider (e.g. ESPN, HGTV, ABC, NBC, Fox, A&E, etc.).

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