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Xfinity Stream: Explore the App With Our Guide

Learn more about how the Xfinity Stream app can enhance your TV experience at home and on the go.

Xfinity Stream App

Xfinity TV pricing: $20.00–$80.00/mo.

App features: 

  • Free to download
  • Offline viewing
  • 5 streams at home, 3 on the go
  • Available for Android and iOS

Is the Xfinity Stream app good?

Overall, Xfinity Stream (Android, iOS) is a solid mobile-viewing app. It lets you watch your Xfinity channels, DVR recordings, on-demand titles, and rented or purchased content at or away from home, and on various mobile devices and web browsers. Xfinity Stream also has multiple simultaneous streams (five at home, three away), content filtering, device management options, offline viewing, and parental controls.

The only con worth mentioning is that some channels and on-demand content are unavailable for mobile viewing on Xfinity Stream. That won’t stop Xfinity TV customers from loving the app. And if you’re considering switching TV providers, we think the Xfinity Stream app is a fantastic perk that may convince you to sign up for Xfinity TV service.


  • Mobile viewing of most Xfinity channels and on-demand titles, DVR recordings, and more
  • Offline downloads
  • 5 streams at home, 3 on the go
  • Parental and data-usage controls


  • Some unavailable content
  • Auto-deletion of downloads if you sign out

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What can I do with Xfinity Stream?

Xfinity Stream exists to help you watch TV—but it does other stuff, too. Roll up your pants legs, and we’ll wade deeper into Xfinity Stream.

Xfinity Stream content at a glance

Package Xfinity channel package Local channels Xfinity On Demand DVR Recordings X1, pay-per-view, adult channels Downloading/offline viewing Streams
Home 5
On the go Up to 250+ TV Go channels ABC, NBC, FOX, Univision, Unimás, and Telemundo Most titles X 3

Watch TV at home using Xfinity Stream

Sure, Xfinity Stream is a mobile app. But what happens when someone in your house is hogging the good TV and the crappy backup screen? That’s right: You sit in the corner, plug in your earbuds, and stream to your mobile device.

Since Xfinity Stream gives you five simultaneous streams at home, it accommodates up to four more disappointed family members/roommates. And everybody can watch every live channel, pay-per-view channel, rented/purchased title, Xfinity On Demand title, or DVR recording.

You can also cast to a TV at home with AirPlay or a Google Chromecast—assuming there’s a free TV in the house. And even then, you may not need to cast if you already have Xfinity on that TV. So could casting be a better on-the-go option? Hmm . . . .

Watch TV on-the-go with Xfinity Stream

Xfinity Stream doesn’t let you watch quite as much content when you’re away from home—but it’s still overflowing with stuff to watch. The main differences:

Xfinity Stream on the go (in a nutshell)

  • Depending on your package, you’ll have up to about 60 fewer channels to watch on the go.
  • The only local channels you can watch on the go are ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision, Unimás, and Telemundo—No The CW.
  • Some Xfinity On Demand titles aren’t available on the go.
  • You can’t watch some of your X1 subscription channels, pay-per-view channels, or adult channels. But much of that content is best suited to home viewing, isn’t it?
  • You get only three simultaneous streams (instead of five) on the go.

That’s still a ton of content to watch on the go, and a healthy amount of ways to watch it. And if you take all of those movies and shows to a friend’s house along with a Google Chromecast, you can still watch it on a big screen.

Watch Xfinity Stream free

If you’re an Xfinity internet-only customer but don’t have a channel package, you can use Xfinity Stream to watch select titles free. Much of it’s free for a reason (read: it’s low quality), but there’s also good stuff.

Free content available on Xfinity Stream:

  • Select on-demand episodes of TV series, including kids programming
  • First episodes of series from networks like HBO® and SHOWTIME®

You can also check out Xfinity bundles to see what TV packages you can add for more entertainment options.

Xfinity Stream features

Watch offline with Xfinity Stream

Xfinity Stream also allows you to download titles for offline viewing, so you can watch anywhere, even if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi or mobile data. Watching offline can come in handy at home too, since it saves bandwidth when everyone is home and online.

But one warning about downloads: if you sign out of Xfinity Stream, the app deletes all of your mobile downloads. Fortunately, it’ll warn you before this happens.

Filter content with Xfinity Stream

There’s so much content on Xfinity Stream that you need filters. Otherwise, you’re gonna spend your precious couch time browsing instead of watching. We wish Xfinity Steam would allow you to filter by genre, but no streaming app is perfect, right?

Stream allows you to filter for the following criteria:

  • Available for download
  • High Definition (HD)
  • Closed Captioning (CC)
  • Secondary Audio (SAP)

Manage parental controls with Xfinity Stream

Kids are smart. They can get into trouble when left to their own devices.

Plenty of kids have phones or tablets nowadays, and the accompanying internet access. And the internet’s just flooded with nefarious content and bad influences (probably TikTok, jk).

Stream helps you protect your brood by allowing you to restrict content based on ratings, channels, and titles. That’s an excellent way to supplement good ole parental supervision.

Manage devices and downloads with Xfinity Stream

So Xfinity Stream allows five simultaneous streams at home and three outside of the house. What happens when your account has reached its device limit and you wanna watch Mystery Science Theater 3000? If you’re the boss of your Xfinity account, you give someone else the boot right from the app.

As for downloads, Xfinity Stream allows three downloaded copies of a title at a time on one Xfinity account.

Other Xfinity apps

Besides Xfinity Stream, Xfinity provides a variety of other useful apps. Here’s what they are and what they help you do.

  • Xfinity: Pay bills, change Wi-Fi name and password, check for outages, get 24/7 support, troubleshoot equipment, manage devices on home Wi-Fi network, and set parental controls (watch-time limits, pause for meals, bedtime, etc.).
  • Xfinity WiFi Hotspots: Find millions of Xfinity hotspots with enhanced security near you.
  • Xfinity Mobile: Manage your Xfinity mobile phone account (pay bills, see usage, switch data options, etc.).
  • Xfinity Home: Manage your smart home devices.

How to watch Xfinity Stream

Xfinity Stream supports a variety of mobile devices. There’s also an online portal that you can access through your web browser. Here’s what you need to get started:

  • Xfinity TV service or internet-only service (limited content)
  • A Wi-Fi internet connection or 3G/4G mobile connection
  • A supported device (see table below) or web browser
  • Your Xfinity username and password

Xfinity Stream supported devices

Device Supports Xfinity Stream
Amazon Fire tablets
Android phones and tablets
Apple TV*
Google Chromecast
Mac and PC Web browsers
Xfinity Flex*

Is Xfinity Stream worth it?

Xfinity Stream has a ton of content, multiple ways to watch, and only one mentionable drawback (minor content restrictions on mobile viewing). If you have Xfinity TV service and you’re not using this app, you’re missing out.

If you’re thinking of switching TV providers, the Xfinity Stream app is definitely a perk worth considering, especially if you have a large household or travel a lot.

Xfinity Stream app FAQ

What devices can stream Xfinity?

To stream your Xfinity channels, on-demand content, DVR recordings, and more, you’ll need to download the Xfinity Stream app (Android, iOS). You can use Xfinity Stream on the following devices:

  • Airplay
  • Amazon Fire tablets
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Apple TV*
  • Google Chromecast
  • LG TV*
  • Mac and PC Web browsers
  • Roku*
  • Xfinity Flex*
  • XUMO TV*

* Currently only available in-home and only to Xfinity internet customers.

Is Xfinity Stream free?

The Xfinity Stream app is free to Xfinity (both TV and internet-only) customers. To get the most entertainment options you will need to have an Xfinity TV package.

Does Xfinity Stream use data?

Yes, Xfinity Stream does use up your mobile data allowance if you use it without a Wi-Fi connection (and if you’re not watching previously downloaded content). The amount of data Stream uses depends on the length and resolution of the programs you stream.

How can I stream Xfinity to my TV?

You can stream Xfinity content onto your TV with the Xfinity Stream app. You can also stream Xfinity TV if you use Xfinity Prepaid Instant TV, which also requires an Xfinity Prepaid Internet subscription.

How much is Xfinity Stream per month?

Xfinity Stream is free to users who already have Xfinity internet and TV service. But if you have only Xfinity internet, you can watch selected channels and on-demand content for free. Xfinity also has its Prepaid Instant TV service, which offers up to 48 channels to Xfinity Prepaid Internet customers for $40+ per month.

How do I get Xfinity Stream on my TV?

The Xfinity Stream app is available on smart TVs from manufacturers like LG, Roku, and Samsung. Check your TV’s app store to confirm the app’s availability. You can also download Xfinity Stream for Amazon Fire TV or cast content to your TV using a Google Chromecast and the app’s Android version on Google Play.

Xfinity Stream also now supports AirPlay and Apple TV.

How does the Xfinity Stream app work?

Just download the Xfinity Stream app (Android, iOS) and sign in with your Xfinity account credentials. Then you can watch live TV and stream on-demand shows from your Xfinity TV subscription.

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