Last Updated on 2 weeks by Amelia Johansson
Comcast has launched their new service named Xfinity Stream which is way better than Netflix or Hulu. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Xfinity Stream on Firestick in under 2 minutes. However, most people have already got this app but some of them are still unaware of how to download it.
This is why reading this article until the end will help you to get this amazing streaming app on FireTV Stick 4K, FireTV Cube, FireTV 2nd, 3rd Generation, and even FireTV lite. If you have any of these devices then you are ready to go although those who have different devices should read another guide instead.
As we know that this app was not available for Amazon FireTv before but now they officially launched their app which is still in beta version. It is because this app is still in a development state and they are checking whether it is working or not and trying to move their app so it suits this streaming device.
What is Xfinity Stream?
Xfinity Stream is an online streaming platform similar to Netflix and RedBox but with some advanced features. It helps its users to watch live TV channels without having a TV box directly with the internet. With the help of this, we can stream anything like TV Shows, Movies, Sports, and even News Channels.
Xfinity provides offline downloading features so whether we have internet or not, we can still watch our favourite shows on the go. This contains more than 200 live TV channels of various types so with this single app we can get unlimited entertainment on our Firestick.
This application will let its users watch on-demand shows which can be saved offline if available. The best thing that makes it unique is Xfinity provides every content 28 days before Netflix and Redbox. It features a remote application for easy navigation and operation.
Install Xfinity Stream on Firestick
Now as we already talked about earlier that Xfinity Stream on Firestick is officially released in beta state. However, this may not provide all features or you may face several bugs with it. In case you are still going to give this a try and want to install Xfinity then you should keep reading this section.
Although for those who don’t want to try the beta version but instead want a stable Xfinity app then they should check the second method which is sideloading.
Ok, so if you are ready to download the Xfinity Stream beta just check the steps given below:
Close all apps and Uninstall the old Xfinity app on your device and then from Home Screen hover to the above Menu and select Search.
After going there you just need to type Xfinity and then select the first result in suggestions.
From the next screen, you need to select the first app with a blue and black icon (check the screenshot below).
At this time you just need to click on the Download (It is free to download) button.
Now this will start downloading the app and once completes just click on Open to launch it.
That’s it Xfinity Stream beta is now installed on Firestick so now just type your account details to log in. Make sure to sign in with the account that you use to purchase this service or it won’t work.
How To Sideload Xfinity Stream APK on FireTV Stick 4K
By following the above guide we just download this app directly from the Amazon App Store. But the problem is this app is still in a beta state which means there are chances you may see face bugs, glitches or sudden app closes. So, if you don’t want to download it and even don’t want to wait for a stable release.
Then there is still a chance to install the stable version of Xfinity Stream on Firestick using the sideloading method. This is completely safe and you can process it without damaging your device. However, by default Amazon has restricted users from sideloading apps due to privacy concerns.
This setting can be undone by simply enabling the Apps from Unknown Source from FireTV Settings. But keep in mind that not all websites are safe so please be careful while downloading apps from unknown websites. If you do so then I am not responsible for anything that happens that’s why to use the links that I provided here.
Ok, so here are the steps that you need to follow:
- Go to the Home Screen of Firestick and then from the above menu select Settings.
- At this time move forward and then choose My FireTV.
- Now scroll down and then select Apps From Unknown Source.
- After this simply click on Enable Unknown Source when it prompts.
The Unknown Source has been enabled successfully and now we are ready to proceed to sideload this app. However, if you still don’t understand the steps then just check out this article. Here you will learn more about this feature and you will get complete instructions along with screenshots: How to Enable Apps from Unknown Sources on Firestick
Now we have enabled the sideloading of applications and then let’s move to the installation steps. So, basically, I have two methods that will help you the first method will require Downloader while in the second method we are going to use ES File Explorer.
Open Home Screen and navigate to the top menu and select Search or Magnifying Icon.
Now type Downloader using the virtual keyboard and select the first result.
on the next screen, you will see other apps just click on downloader with orange icone
Click on Download (You own it) and wait for a while until it’s downloaded.
When the download is complete now click on Open to launch Downloader.
Click Allow when it asks permission to access Files, Photos, etc.
Now it will show you a Quick guide so ignore it and click OK.
After this, you will see an empty box so now type http://firesticklab.com/xfinity.apk
Now click on the Go button and then it will start downloading the application.
When the download is completed it will automatically open an installation menu.
From there click on the Install button and wait until it is installed, and then click Done.
Now choose Delete (because we don’t need this app) and then again click the Delete button to remove the file.
After this click the centre button to open Home Screen and then go to Applications.
Scroll down until you find Xfinity on the list and open it.
That’s it you are now able to stream your favourite movies, shows, and other content. All you need to do is buy a plan from their website and then start streaming movies and watching live TV directly on an internet connection.
How To Put Xfinity Stream on Amazon Firestick Using ES File Explorer
This is another recommended method that can be used to sideload many applications. It is not useful for Xfinity only but it can help to install any third-party applications that you want.
If you don’t know about ES File Explorer read this guide: How To Install ES File Explorer on Amazon Firestick
Here are the steps that you require for this method:
- Download ES File Explorer from Amazon Store using the same steps we used for Downloader.
- Open Search > Type ES File Explorer > Click Download> Open After Downloading.
- After launching ES File Explorer now click on Downloader from the Home Screen.
- From the bottom, the menu clicks on the + sign.
- Now type this address in the path section https://Firesticklab.com/xfinity.apk and type Xfinity Stream in the name section and then click on Download Now button.
- This app will automatically start downloading so wait for a while until it completes.
- When the download completes now click Open File and then from another window choose Install.
- It will then open an installation window so just click on Install.
That’s it the app will be installed in a few seconds and then you will be able to open it as I have told you in the first method. This is another best method that can help you with the installation of Xfinity Stream on a Firestick device.
Xfinity Not Working
I have been reported that the Xfinity Stream is not working after installing the latest version 6.3.2.002 of it. So, I try it myself and found the same error that I was told. This is why I tried several methods to fix this problem but none of them works for me.
After trying several methods I finally found a patch version of Xfinity Stream that can be used instead of the official app. However, with the help of this, you can easily watch your movies or TV Shows without relying on the same WiFi network.
Once the app has been removed from your device now you need to download the Patch apk by following the same guide provided above. After installing you will be required to use Silk Web Browser to solve the Browser error message.
After installing Silk Browser when you click the Get Started button on Xfinity Stream you will be redirected to a web browser. From here you just need to type your login credentials and after this, your account will be logged in and you will be able to stream your favourite TV Shows.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Have you read the complete guide and understand the whole process but still have some questions in your mind? Well then read this frequently asked questions list to get the answer to some most asked questions from the internet. This may include the same question that you are looking for and find it easily.
But somehow if this doesn’t work then don’t worry you can also ask me in the comment section. Feel free to ask any questions or ask any help I will be glad to answer them and solve that issue as well.
Is Xfinity Stream Free in Firestick?
No, Xfinity is the IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) service it requires a membership plan if you want to stream using this app. It has various plans that include limited channels and some plans are available for fewer devices. If you are interested in buying Xfinity Stream then just follow this link: Xfinity Stream Plans
Can I Stream Xfinity in other countries?
Of course not, Xfinity will not work if you are outside of the United States of America. But if you are still willing to stream it then you will need a VPN service to change your location. Even though Xfinity lets its users offline save most of the shows that can be watched anywhere in the world.
Can I use Xfinity Stream on my Apple TV?
No, this application is not supported by Apple and some other famous TV and operating system. Here are some unsupported devices in which we cannot install Xfinity: Android TV, Windows tablets and phones, Nook devices, etc.
If you want to learn more about the device compatibility then follow this link: Xfinity TV App Requirement
Is there any way to stream movies free of cost?
Yes, of course, there are many applications available on the internet that will help to stream some of your favourite content free of cost. But my favourite method of mine is using Kodi Media Player (KMP) because we get many Addons that can help to stream movies, TV shows, and live TV channels as well.
Here are a few links that may help to get some free resources:
- How To Install Kodi on Amazon Firestick
- Best Kodi Addons – With No Buffering
- Best Firestick Apps List
- How To Install Exodus Redux On Kodi
There is no doubt that Xfinity Stream is the best IPTV ever because it offers many channels and provides us with some best plans that are really affordable. Since this is the best service but there is a little bit of drawback for it as it is not available on Amazon Store.
But after following the above method we can easily install Xfinity Stream on Firestick. It doesn’t require too much effort and even though we can get it within a few seconds. I hope everyone understands the above steps and got succeeds while installing.
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