Here's How to Turn Any Device Into a Personal TV at Home

Xfinity TV customers with X1 DVR with cloud technology* can turn any screen into a TV inside the home. That means the ability to stream any channel live, watch thousands of Xfinity On Demand titles and access DVR shows on a tablet or smartphone. It's simple, and you'll use it every day. Here's how to do it.

1. Equip your mobile device or computer.


Xfinity's X1 DVR with cloud technology works on mobile devices and the computer. For mobile users, download the Xfinity TV app for Apple iOS devices running 7.0 or later, or download the Xfinity TV app for Android devices running 4.0 or higher. For users who wish to turn their computer into a TV, log into the Xfinity TV site. All X1 customers with DVR service in launched areas are eligible.


2. Activate your device.


Once added, users are prompted to add their mobile device or computer to their Xfinity TV account.


3. Enjoy live TV or On Demand titles on your personal device while connected to your home Xfinity network.


Congratulations! You've turned your personal device into a fully functioning TV. You can stream every channel live, or watch thousands of On Demand offerings, all from your tablet or smartphone over your in-home Xfinity network. That means live sports, live shows and a preloaded library of thousands of On Demand titles right at your fingertips. Never fight over the remote again. But wait, there's more ...



4. Watch DVR recordings anywhere.


Because of X1’s cloud-based DVR, which provides 500 GB of storage, you can watch DVR shows at home or take them to go, schedule or delete recordings, stream recordings from anywhere over Wi-Fi or even download to your tablet or smartphone to watch while you’re offline.

Here's how to download or stream recorded shows on your mobile device:

To download:

  • Step 1: Open the XFINITY TV app

  • Step 2: Select 'Recent' or 'Recordings' from the 'Saved' menu

  • Step 3: Select the program you would like to download

  • Step 4: Select 'Take to Go' to download the recording to your device and watch it anywhere, anytime. (Note: You must be connected to the Internet to download programming.)

  • Step 5: Enjoy watching your show on the go. Users can pause and resume watching from where they left off on any device. Return your downloaded recording to your DVR from anywhere once you are finished, or want to resume watching on your television.

To stream:

  • Step 1: Open the XFINITY TV app

  • Step 2: Select 'Recordings' from the menu

  • Step 3: Select the program you would like to stream

  • Step 4: Select ‘Watch’ to stream the recording to your device. (Note: Your device must be connected to the Internet to stream saved programming).

*Available in eligible markets

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