Xfinity Stream subscribers have been ready for Comcast’s streaming service to roll out extra broadly throughout platforms, together with Android TV. Whereas that is not taking place at the moment, we’re a step nearer. Following Chromecast assist touchdown earlier this yr, Hearth TV homeowners can now entry Xfinity Stream courtesy of a brand new app beta over at Amazon’s app retailer.
It is price noting, Rokus have had an Xfinity Stream beta for a couple of years, however now Hearth TV folks can be a part of the occasion — and, since Hearth TVs are technically operating Android, this might be a gradual step towards Android TV assist. Additionally observe, Comcast labels Xfinity Stream as a “beta” on all TV-friendly platforms.
The itemizing solely simply went up, and on the time of writing, it would not even have any photos. Nevertheless, the descriptive textual content claims it may possibly present performance together with streaming your channel lineup, on-demand content material, and DVR recordings, in addition to schedule new recordings.
Sadly, sideloading the app on Android TV would not totally work. Whereas the app installs, and it’s also possible to sideload the opposite stipulations it complains about once you do, and you may even browse round for content material, it in the end spits an error throughout playback:
The Hearth TV app clocks in at 43MB, and Xfinity Stream clients can get began with the brand new beta on the hyperlink beneath, although it’s also possible to obtain it immediately over at APK Mirror.