How to Watch Comcast Cable on a PC

You may have a favorite Comcast cable television show, but, for whatever reason, you are unable to watch it on a TV. You can easily watch it on your computer or mobile device, either in real-time or on demand. There are several ways to make this happen either with hardware or wirelessly, all of which require you to be a Comcast subscriber.

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You can watch Comcast TV on your computer or media device.
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Watch Live or On-Demand TV on Your Computer

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Sign in to your Comcast account on the Comcast website.

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Click “Watch TV Online” from your account page in the XFinity TV section. Note that the page opens in a new tab.

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Click the “Watch Online” tab and select “Live TV.” Click your desired channel to watch the current broadcast.

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Click “Streampix” from the Watch Online tab to watch On-Demand TV. You must be subscribed to specific Comcast packages for free access, if you are not, you need to pay a monthly fee.

Watch On-Demand or Live Broadcasts on Your Mobile Device

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Connect to Wi-Fi on your Apple, Android or Kindle mobile device.

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Download the XFinity TV Go app and sign in with your Comcast username and password.

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Click “Live” to find current offerings; or click your choice of genre to watch networks on-demand.

Watch Comcast TV on Your PC Using a TV Tuner

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Connect a coaxial cable from the wall cable coax output; use a splitter to maintain your cable box connection.

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Connect the other end of your coax cable to a CableCard receiver, such as Silicon Dust HDHomeRun Prime, Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-3250, or similar.

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Connect an Ethernet cable between the selected receiver and your router.

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Insert the CableCard obtained from Comcast into the slot on the receiver.

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Connect the receiver’s power adapter.

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Install Windows Media Player.

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Download and install the software for your receiver. Follow the directions on the software.

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Watch Comcast programs through Windows Media Player.