How to Chromecast Xfinity Stream to Your TV or Laptop. Windows/Mac/Linux/iOS/Amazon Firestick/Roku

With Xfinity Stream, it’s now possible to turn any device into a live TV. The web streaming platform allows users to access live TV and thousands of TV shows and movies on demand. 

The Xfinity Stream app and web platform are free to users who are subscribed to Xfinity internet or Xfinity TV service. 

Users can download and watch content offline with the Xfinity Stream. It also has a cloud DVR feature to record movies and TV shows.

All these Xfinity Stream features (live and on-demand programming, cloud DVR recordings) are compatible with Chromecast devices. Xfinity Stream is also compatible with Windows, Android, iOS, Amazon Firestick, and Roku, among others.

Users who want to Chromecast Xfinity Stream to their TV need:

  • An active Xfinity Stream account and subscription
  • A Chromecast device (1st, 2nd, 3rd, with Google TV, or Ultra)
  • A device that supports Chromecast and Xfinity Stream (Android, iOs, Chrome web browser, or TV with built-in Chromecast)
  • Stable internet connection. Please see our guide on Xfinity wifi connected but no internet access if this is a problem.

To Chromecast Xfinity Stream from an Android or iOS device, you need to click the Cast icon on the Xfinity Stream App. For Mac or Windows users, use a supported web browser to cast your Xfinity tab onto the TV.

In this article, learn about the device and network requirements to Chromecast Xfinity Stream. We’ll also give you a step-by-step guide on how to Chromecast Xfinity Stream from your mobile device, tablet, or web browser.

If you find this article useful and you want to get more value out of your chromecast, check our our guide on How to Cast HBO Max to Your TV .

Getting Started

Before you can proceed with our step-by-step guide, you must meet these user eligibilities and device requirements:

User Eligibility and Requirements

To stream and Chromecast Xfinity Stream, users need to fit this description:

  • You need to be an Xfinity customer (subscribed to Xfinity internet or TV service) to stream live TV and On Demand content.
  • To stream DVR recordings, you need to be a cloud VR service customer.
  • You need to have an existing Xfinity account (ID and password)
  • You need to be connected to your Xfinity internet network to access the full Xfinity channel lineup and On-Demand library. Meanwhile, connect to any WiFi or mobile network to stream and download DVR recordings.
  • Xfinity Flex customers, non-Comcast customers with a history of Comcast purchases, and customers waiting for Xfinity TV installation are eligible to stream and Chromecast Xfinity.

Supported Chromecast Devices

All Chromecast devices can cast Xfinity stream content.

Chromecast Model
Model Number
Link to Purchase
Chromecast (original) 
  • 4254
  • 4239.
Discontinued
Chromecast 2
8198
Discontinued
Chromecast 3 
6311
Discontinued
Chromecast with Google TV
8199
Go to Amazon for your region
Chromecast Ultra
6653
Go to Amazon for your region

 

Wifi Connections

To use your Chromecast device, it needs to be connected to the same WiFi network as your streaming device (PC, Android, iOS).

Chromecast Model
WiFi requirements
Chromecast (original) 
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 G network
Chromecast 2nd, 3r Gen. and Chromecast with Google TV
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 G network
Chromecast Ultra
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 5 G network

 

Casting Xfinity Stream from PC or Laptop (Windows/Mac/Linux)

Users can Chromecast Xfinity Stream portal from their PC or laptop’s web browser to a TV. 

To Chromecast Xfinity Stream successfully, your PC must fit the requirements for hardware, operating system, and the web browser.

Requirements

System Requirements
Windows Computer
MacOS Computer
Hardware
  • 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 3400, or better processor
  • At least 128 MB RAM
  • At least 64 MB Video card
  • Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or better processor
  • At least 128 MB RAM
  • At least 64 MB Video card
Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 10 
  • Windows 8 
  • Windows 7
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • OS X 10.14.4 or later if using Safari
Supported Web browsers
Browser plugins and settings
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled

 

Before proceeding with the steps below, make sure that:

  • Chromecast is connected to your TV via the HDMI port.
  • You have the supported browser installed on your computer.
  • Your computer and Chromecast are connected to the same home network.
  • Your Xfinity remote is working correctly. You can reset your Xfinity remote if needed.

Steps to Chromecast Xfinity Stream Portal to TV

  1. Go to the Xfinity website and log in using your account. Play your chosen movie or TV show.
  2. Depending on your browser, the Cast icon will be on the top of your page or near the mini-player button.
  3. Choose your Chromecast device from the available device list.
  4. Xfinity Stream portal will now be cast on your TV.

 

Casting Xfinity Stream from a Smartphone (Android/iOS)

All Xfinity customers are eligible to download the Xfinity Stream app. However, not all devices are compatible with the app.

To successfully stream or download programs on Xfinity Stream app on your tablet or phone, make sure your device meets the following requirements.

Requirements

System Requirements
Android
iOS
Supported Operating Systems
  • Must run Android 5.0 or later
  • Must run iOS 13.0 or later
Supported Xfinity App version
  • Must be updated to version 6.9.0 or later
  • Must be updated to version 6.9.1 or later

 

Meanwhile, the Xfinity Stream app isn’t available for download on these devices:

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Apple Watch
  • Windows tablets and phones
  • Xi5 streaming TV Boxes for Xfinity Flex

Before proceeding with the steps below, make sure that:

  • Chromecast is connected to your TV via the HDMI port.
  • Your operating system and Xfinity Stream app are updated.
  • You have downloaded and configured the Google Home app on your device. 
  • Your device and Chromecast are connected to the same home network.

Note: For iOS 14+ users, give the Xfinity Stream app permission to find and connect to devices on your local network. (Settings > Privacy > Local Network > Toggle on Stream). 

Steps to Chromecast Xfinity Stream App to TV

  1. Open the Xfinity Stream app and log in using your account. Play your chosen movie or TV show.
  2. Tap the Cast icon located at the top part of your screen.
  3. Choose your Chromecast device from the available device list.
  4. Xfinity Stream App will now be cast on your TV.

Conclusion

Xfinity Stream customers can Chromecast content from a supported web browser or smartphone using the “cast” function on the Xfinity Stream Portal and the Xfinity Stream app, respectively.

To successfully Chromecast Xfinity Stream to your TV, your device operating system and app version/web browser need to be up to date.