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Get Xfinity Stream Running on Your Android TV in Just a Few Simple Steps

Looking to access live cable TV, Xfinity on-demand programming and more right on your Android TV device? With this easy tutorial, you can have Xfinity Stream installed and working in no time.

I‘ll walk you through how to sideload and setup the Xfinity Stream app on any Android TV box, stick or smart TV. Let‘s dive in!

An Introduction to Xfinity Stream

For cord-cutters with an Xfinity Internet plan, the Xfinity Stream app is a great way to enjoy cable TV content without renting boxes or equipment.

Xfinity Stream allows Xfinity Internet subscribers to stream live TV, thousands of shows and movies on-demand, and even access cloud DVR recordings.

The app comes included with Internet plans starting at $20/month for streaming access on mobile devices. However, it is not natively available on Android TV.

With over 46 million active users as of Q2 2022, Xfinity Stream provides a robust cable TV experience without contracts, equipment fees and headaches.

Luckily there is a fast, easy way to manually install Xfinity Stream on any Android TV device. So you can stream cable content directly on the big screen!

Next I‘ll go over everything you need before getting started.

Prerequisites to Install Xfinity Stream on Android TV

Before we get to the installation steps, you‘ll want to make sure you have the following:

  • Android TV Device – Such as NVIDIA SHIELD, Chromecast with Google TV, Mi Box, etc. Must be running Android 6.0 or higher.

  • Xfinity Internet Plan – Requires an active Xfinity Internet subscription to use the Xfinity Stream app.

  • Xfinity Account Credentials – Your Xfinity username and password to sign into the app.

  • TROYPOINT App Installer – We‘ll use this free app to sideload and install Xfinity Stream.

As long as you have the items above, you are ready to install Xfinity Stream!

Step 1: Download the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer

Since the Xfinity Stream app is not available on the Google Play Store for Android TV, we need to sideload it.

The easiest method is using the free TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer. This handy utility gives you quick access to install apps not normally available on Android TV OS.

Here is how to download and install it:

  1. On your Android TV home screen, open the Google Play Store.

  2. Search for "TROYPOINT" and select the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer from the results.

  3. Click the Install button to download it.

  4. Once installed, you can open the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.

This app provides an easy way to install many useful apps and tools not officially supported on Android TV devices.

Step 2: Install Xfinity Stream using the Rapid App Installer

With the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer ready to go, we can now use it to install Xfinity Stream:

  1. Launch the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer on your Android TV device.

  2. Scroll down and select the "Xfinity Stream" option.

  3. Click the Download button next to Xfinity Stream to begin the download.

Xfinity Stream Download

  1. Once the Xfinity Stream download completes, click the Install button.

  2. The app will now install. This should only take a few seconds.

  3. After the installation finishes, click Launch to open Xfinity Stream.

That is all it takes to get the Xfinity Stream app up and running on your Android TV!

The entire process should only take a couple minutes thanks to the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer. Pretty easy right?

Now we just need to setup the app with your Xfinity account.

Step 3: Setup Xfinity Stream on Android TV

With Xfinity Stream installed, just follow these steps to get logged in and streaming your cable TV content:

  1. Enter your Xfinity username and password when prompted.

  2. Click the "Get Started" button after signing in successfully.

  3. Follow any additional prompts to enable location access or notifications if desired.

  4. After setup completes, you will see the Xfinity Stream home screen.

  5. Browse featured content or use the guide and menus to find something to watch.

  6. Select a live channel or on-demand show/movie to start streaming!

Once signed in, you have full access to stream cable TV through the Xfinity Stream app on your Android TV. Enjoy!

Troubleshooting Guide – What If Xfinity Stream Doesn‘t Appear?

In some cases, sideloaded apps like Xfinity Stream won‘t show up in the main app launcher after installation.

If you don‘t see the Xfinity Stream app on your Android TV home screen, don‘t worry! Just try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Check your app settings. Xfinity Stream may appear in the Settings > Apps > See all apps menu.

  • Restart your Android TV device. Sometimes a reboot can help it recognize newly installed apps.

  • Clear the Xfinity Stream app cache and data. Then re-open the app.

  • Try reinstalling Xfinity Stream using the Rapid App Installer. Repeat the install process.

  • Temporarily disable any ad blocker apps that may interfere with sideloaded apps.

With a little patience, you should be able to get Xfinity Stream working properly on your Android TV box using one of these troubleshooting steps.

Enjoy Your Favorite Shows and Movies on The Big Screen

Once you have Xfinity Stream installed and signed in, an entire world of cable TV programming is at your fingertips:

  • Stream over 200+ live channels including sports, news, entertainment and more

  • Access tens of thousands of on-demand shows, movies, events and programming

  • Watch premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz & Cinemax

  • Use your Xfinity remote or mobile device as a remote control

  • Enjoy ad-free kids programming on the Xfinity Stream app

Now you can cut the cord and still watch cable TV shows and movies directly on your Android TV. No cable boxes, contracts or hidden fees required!

The ability to install Xfinity Stream also opens up new possibilities for app combinations on Android TV:

  • Watch cable TV with Xfinity Stream plus all the top streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu and more

  • Combine Xfinity on-demand with other media apps like Plex, Kodi, Tubi, Pluto and free streaming TV services

  • Access everything in one place rather than switching inputs and devices

Let me know if you have any questions getting Xfinity Stream up and running on your Android TV box. I‘m happy to provide any troubleshooting assistance!

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Happy streaming!


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