Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: East Bremerton, WA
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I've managed to check out the Xfinity app through Roku, and I personally think that makes a great second (or even third) device. When I saw the CableCard debacle at $11.45, I was thankful for the $7.45 potential charge* to use the Roku instead. From what I can see, the Roku app closely mirrors the X1 interface, with few noticeable differences. For what it is, I was really enjoying it.
Bottom line, as long as your Roku is within your wifi range, there's really no visible issues with this method! And yes, if you're using a wifi range extender, or if you're using your Belkin or Netgear router (just as examples) instead of your Xfinity Gateway, you can still use Xfinity on Roku. The only requirements are you're connected to your Xfinity network and logged in to your account. Unfortunately the "Xfinity To Go" features can't be used.
* As far as I know, Xfinity On Roku is STILL in beta. And, during this time frame, the $7.45 charge will not be applied on your account. This could change at a later date, but the fair price mentioned was $7.45. There was even a possibility of the price just disappearing, but that's unlikely. The fact that it was mentioned by Comcast ... definitely surprising.