Xfinity Stream Beta on the Tivo Stream 4k at launch?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by squiredogs, May 10, 2020.

  1. squiredogs

    squiredogs TiVo'er since 1999

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    Not "soon," but does it have the Xfinity Stream Beta app yet?

    I just got the cheapest roku at Christmas so I could get rid of my crappy comcast digital converter on my bedroom TV. Main Living Room TV has my Lifetimed Launch 500gb Bolt.

    I am used to no On Demand, since it went away on my Bolt some time ago. I was waiting on the darn AppleTV Tivo stream app, because I have an AppleTV wired to ethernet in the wall behind the bedroom TV. That was a year wasted...

    Anyway, I don't want a Mini, I can't stand apps on my Bolt. I just need he Xfinity Stream Beta, especially if it works smoother than my cheap roku. I know my internet wifi could be the main culprit, but the roku drops out a lot when I use the xfinity app. Plus I would love a peanut remote.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don’t see it.

    You might be able to side load it though
     
  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    My understanding was only Roku had the Xfinity Stream Beta app.
     
  4. justinw

    justinw Member

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    Doesn’t work. I posted in one of the other threads. I tried to side load it and it didn’t work. Funny I’m in the same boat as you one of the main apps I use is Xfinity Stream and hoped to replace my crappy Roku
     
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  5. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    I have the cheapest Roku stick and it works 100% with the Xfinity app. It's likely your WiFi.
     
  6. leiff

    leiff Active Member

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    If the Xfinity app worked on this that may have given enough reason to keep it. As it is I think this streamers going back Unopened.
     
  7. squiredogs

    squiredogs TiVo'er since 1999

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    Darn, I figured they wouldn't play nice.
     
  8. squiredogs

    squiredogs TiVo'er since 1999

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    Yeah, I might as well put my resources into some mesh setup to something. It's only the bedroom TV anyway. Thanks
     
  9. ElT60

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    Roku and some Samsung and LG TVs.

    Xfinity Stream App on Xfinity TV Partner Devices FAQs – Xfinity

    A pretty broad array of Roku's listed as supported. ( but few Roku TV variants ). If the list expanded to Sony/HiSense ( AndroidTV ) later than perhaps the Stream 4K would get a 'free ride'. I suspect though that Xfinity app will have a quite explicit 'whitelist' of equipment it will run on though.
     
  10. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Plus it's a beta app, so Xfinity could pull the app anytime they want to like Tivo did with their beta fire tv app.
     
  11. iloveluci

    iloveluci New Member

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    There is a work around. Look for an older app version 4.0 the newer 5.0 locks up.
     
  12. ElT60

    ElT60 Member

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    I think Beta more so has to do with them not charging a fee to use the app. That is probably the bigger change later. That it isn't long term a way to duck the "box fee" per TV. Don't want to charge that now because it is half baked and folks will get 'salty' paying for something that isn't done.
     

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