Comcast Xfinity Stream App Gains AirPlay Support

Comcast today added AirPlay support to its Xfinity Stream app, allowing Comcast cable subscribers to use AirPlay to stream content from an iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV or another AirPlay-enabled speaker or set-top box.

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Comcast says that Xfinity customers can stream live news and sports, on demand movies and shows, DVR recordings, and more, providing "new ways" for customers to enjoy programming both when at home and at other locations.

The Xfinity Stream app has been available on the ‌Apple TV‌ since mid-2022, but ‌AirPlay‌ support will give Xfinity subscribers a more convenient option for viewing their content on devices they do not own, such as when visiting a friend or staying in a hotel that has an ‌Apple TV‌ or other AirPlay-enabled device.

As TechCrunch points out, this is functionality that the Xfinity app has long been lacking. Comcast competitor Charter has offered ‌AirPlay‌ support in its Spectrum app for several years.

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jdclifford Avatar
19 months ago

Well it’s about time! Cannot wait to lose my cable box.
Just download the Xfinity app to your Apple TV. U will get all channels you get with the cable box. No need to stream with Airplay. I've been doing this for months. Xfinity app also available for Amazon fire.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdclifford Avatar
19 months ago

That’s a good point. Thanks for that. I do like having the option of using AirPlay when ATV isn’t available like when visiting family or on vacation, though. More options means less reliability on outdated technology such as old cable boxes.
I turned in four Xfinity boxes last year and started using the app. I already had a few Apple TVs around and when Xfinity released its app it was a no-brianer. No quite as convenient to use but I'm saving about $35/mo in box rentals.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
73b Avatar
19 months ago
This is actually a nice surprise. Since they charge extra for additional cable boxes in your home they have incentive not to allow this. I’m currently using Apple TVs as “cable boxes” on two TVs in the house, and this lets you watch live TV on any AirPlay 2 TV with no additional hardware cost at all!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Attirex Avatar
19 months ago
I'm currently paying Comcast $270 a month for cable/internet/phone! So awesome!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
19 months ago

Does the Xfinity app behave similarly to a DVR box when recording shows?
Yes it's done in the cloud now so you don't need the DVR box anymore. But there is a catch, anything done over internet goes against data cap. The only thing not Internet is the TV signals using cable modem w/set top box. I wish they get rid of the data cap so this wasn't even a variable to worry about. The video quality of the streaming app is better than the filter in-line set-top-box.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cicalinarrot Avatar
19 months ago
The most frustrating thing about Apple's ecosystem is when their proprietary standards prevent a specific feature they had before their rivals from working.
That and Siri.
Pave the way for others instead of going your own way next time.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)