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Anyone use Xfinity Streaming Beta Ap? When casting from my computer, quality won't go beyond 720p

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Posted on June 23, 2021 at 13:22:03
jdaniel@jps.net
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My new Vizio TV won't allow me to download the Xfinity beta ap, that's why I'm casting. I can cast 1080 videos from the computer but streaming seems limited to 720, as reported by TV. I have already tried selecting "high" and "auto" video quality while streaming with no change.

I have an Amazon Fire Stick coming Sunday and I will see if that allows (or handles) 1080 and 4K after I download the app onto it.

Apps that came with the TV handle both HD and 4K with no buffering issues whatsoever.

 

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RE: Anyone use Xfinity Streaming Beta Ap? When casting from my computer, quality won't go beyond 720p, posted on June 24, 2021 at 16:29:24
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I've been using Xfinity Beta App on several Roku devices with good results. The App is not as full featured as the Xfinity Box, but as apps go it does a pretty good job.

I've had several Fire Sticks, but much prefer the Roku devices. They're all within a similar price range. For me, the Fire Stick presentation is just too busy. I appreciate the simplicity of the Roku interface.

I suspect a fire Stick will work for you, but for a few bucks consider a Roku device.

One great virtue of the Roku is that most everyone writes apps for it. So if you want a strange app there is a good chance that Roku will accept it.

Many TV with built in apps limit their selection of apps to a small selection of the most popular apps.

 

Thanks for info and rec's. nt, posted on June 25, 2021 at 08:45:49
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