The dynamics of the correlation between traditional pay-tv services, whether Cable or Satellite, and streaming TV, whether live or on demand, is constantly evolving to say the least.
While the cost of pay-tv subscription has been one of the major drivers tilting the balance in favor of streaming TV, statistics show the hike in pay-tv prices is slowing down?partly due to the rise in cord-cutting and the more recent technological advancements. Moreover, with as many as 300 streaming services available in the US today, consumers are beginning to voice frustration with the fact they require one too many OTT subscriptions in order to watch what they want. Not a surprise therefore when the Business Insider tells us the average streaming U.S. household subscribes to 4 services or when Leichtman Research Group findings reveal as many as 58% pay-tv households in the U.S. also hold SVOD subscriptions.
In the context of these fast-changing dynamics, cost-cutting and convenience factors, known to drive up the adoption rate of streaming services, are becoming pretty debatable points. For the vast majority of TV watchers, access to specialized live networks such as ESPN, CNN, FX or National Geographic is a must. But they also want to expand their programming options with SVOD. This is why a pay-tv and SVOD combo is the answer for most homes. Especially when pay-tv providers like Xfinity from Comcast have stepped up to the plate, and made simultaneous access to cable networks and SVOD possible, via innovative products and affordable services.
Xfinity from Comcast is a name that begs no introduction. With cable services available in 39 states, the Xfinity X1 TV service revolutionizes the way you access in-home TV entertainment. Here, take a look at how the Xfinity X1 set-top box helps you enjoy cable and streaming TV with utmost convenience.
In most homes families tend to congregate around one big screen to enjoy in-home TV entertainment. Given that some of your favorite titles are available on Cable networks, and others on Netflix, you would expect an entertainment system to be able to tune into either of the options without switching inputs. This way you would not have to have a set-top box as well as a streaming device connected to your TV.
Xfinity X1 allows you to do just that. You can have a seamless experience of accessing multiple entertainment options via the same interface. Switch between Xfinity TV channels or tune into your Netflix favorites. With SSI (Silent Sign-in) enabled X1 boxes, if you are a Netflix subscriber who gets billed via Xfinity, you will automatically be signed in to your Netflix account. Talk about convenience!
Before we move further, it is important to note not all Xfinity TV users get to experience the integrated Netflix app on their system. To become eligible?
If you fulfill all of the above prerequisites with your Xfinity subscription, you can use your set-top box to access the Netflix app on your TV. To find the app you can either grab your Xfinity Voice Remote and tell it to launch Netflix or just go to the apps menu via the remote and click on the Netflix app.
Once you have launched the app via the Apps Menu or the Xfinity Voice Remote, you are ready to sign in if you already have a Netflix account. If however, you do not have an existing Netflix account, you must follow the signup prompts to set up your membership online. Once done, your device will connect to your Netflix account.
That iss it. It is that simple!
Pro Tip: If you do not see the Netflix tile it means your device is not compatible. To resolve the issue, you can call Xfinity and ask about your options. Hopefully, you will be able to switch out your device, and soon have it set up and running.
Xfinity from Comcast gives you another way of accessing Netflix as well. You can stream your Netflix favorites with the Xfinity Flex 4K streaming TV box. Current offers on Xfinity Internet packages get you the Flex 4K device with a voice remote at no extra cost. With a subscription to any level of Xfinity Internet service and a Flex 4K streaming TV box, you can start streaming your Netflix favorites via fast and reliable speeds delivered over the largest Gig-speed network in the US.
Like it is with watching Netflix on Xfinity X1, all you need to do is launch the Netflix app on the Flex 4K device and sign in if you already have a Netflix account. If not, you can sign up with Netflix via the Flex streaming TV box.
Xfinity TV and Internet packages can be the perfect partner for your streaming escapades?with Netflix and beyond. Fast and steady internet speeds, paired with an Xfinity Channel Lineup and the X1 TV box make for a great Cable and Streaming TV experience, that too at affordable prices. Still better if you go for a value-packed Xfinity Triple Play with Netflix and a premium network like EPIX included.
While Xfinity bundles are a steal, Xfinity Internet packages are packed with great value for your money as well. And given that each offers the Xfinity Flex 4K device with voice remote at no extra cost, even if you are a convinced cord-cutter, Xfinity is one of the topmost choices.
Xfinity TV packages that include Netflix are offered in select Xfinity markets. Currently, if you are residing in the Northeast, you are likely to find one at your address. Explore your options and check availability Order Online.
Your relationship with Netflix is direct whether you sign up via Xfinity X1 or Flex. So, when you move, you should be able to retain your Netflix subscription. If however, the billing is through Comcast, you will need to update your method of payment to continue using the service. If you move Xfinity services with you, and you are subscribed to an Xfinity TV package with Netflix, you will need to sign in to Netflix again in order to activate the service on your boxes at your new address.
If the app freezes, simply press the A button on your remote and scroll to the right. Then click on Reset Netflix and your problem should get resolved.
No, you cannot. You can only record live Xfinity TV programming via your X1 DVR.
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