Xfinity

xfinityoncampus.com

As a resident student, you can watch Xfinity cable channels on your mobile devices, computer, and TV. There are a number of ways to do so, which are explained below. You can also sign up for a free Peacock Premium account.

Your TV must have a QAM tuner to receive channels via coaxial cable. If it doesn't have one, you still have other options; please see the QAM section below.

This access only applies during semesters that you reside on campus and does not extend into semester breaks.

Stream Xfinity

Watch channels and extra content on devices other than your TV.

Computer

  • Visit xfinityoncampus.com.

  • Search then select York College.

  • Sign in with your YCP username and password.

  • If it's your first time logging in:

    • Accept the Terms and Conditions.

    • Close the pop-up if you want to avoid sales emails.

  • Select Watch Now or MyDVR to begin.

    • Select Live TV to watch channels available to the York College cable system.

    • Select Browse to search all content.

At this point, you can also sign up for a free Peacock Premium account.

Mobile device

As seen on Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.

  • Download the XFINITY Stream app.

  • Open the app then select Get Started.

    • A login page will open.

  • Find and select Xfinity on Campus Students - Sign in Here.

  • Search then select York College.

  • Sign in with your YCP username and password.

  • Select Watch Now or MyDVR to begin.

At this point, you can also sign up for a free Peacock Premium account.

Other devices

You can also stream on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. Learn more about streaming devices.

Setup TV

Watch channels on your TV.

Smart TV

You can likely use the the Xfinity Beta app on your smart TV. When signing in, select Xfinity on Campus Students Sign in Here.

Learn more about the Xfinity Stream Beta App.

Hardline connection (coaxial cable)

  • Connect a coaxial cable to the RF IN jack, on the back of your TV, and to the similar looking jack on the wall.

    • Some rooms only have a coax cable on the wall, rather than a jack.

  • Verify that the TV is on the television input; you can change/check this with the input button on your remote.

  • Scan for channels. The order and terminology of these steps may vary depending on your TV.

    • Press the Menu button on the remote.

    • Select Channel > Auto Tune or Auto Scan > Cable.

    • Then Scan.

  • Still not working? Check your TV for a QAM tuner.

  • Or stream Xfinity on your computer, and connect it to your TV via HDMI.

QAM

Your TV needs a QAM tuner to receive channels via coaxial cable. Some smart TVs do not require a coaxial cable. (so do not need a QAM tuner). Also, neither a tuner nor a coax cable are required if you connect your computer to your TV.

Check your TV for QAM

  • Check your TV's Owner's Manual for QAM.

  • If you do not have a copy of your owner's manual, you can...

    • Call your TV manufacturer to ask if your TV has a QAM tuner.

    • Or Search Google for your TV’s Make & Model # (this can usually be found on a sticker on the back of your TV).

      • Find and open the TV owner’s manual.

      • Hold Ctrl + F (or command + F) then search for ATSC or NTSC.

        • This search should take you to a “Tuner” or “Antenna” section.

      • If there is no result, find another document that has a tuner section with one of those two search terms.

      • When you find them, look for QAM near them.

If QAM is listed

But you are still having issues, please scan your TV again per the Setup TV > Hardline connection section.

If QAM is not listed

You can...

Connect a computer to your TV

To stream content onto your TV, your computer can be connected to your TV via an HDMI cable (you may need an adapter for your computer if it has no HDMI port). HDMI cables are available at the York College Bookstore.

Choose the HDMI input

  • Connect your laptop to your TV with an HDMI cable.

  • Press the input button on your remote.

  • Change the input to HDMI.

    • If there are more than one, choose the one with the same label as the HDMI port on your TV.

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