About streaming and mobile TV for campus housing residents at IUB and IUPUI

Students in campus housing at IU Bloomington and IUPUI have access to over 120 channels of high definition content via Internet streaming or mobile applications provided by XFINITY On Campus™. Content includes major broadcast TV, as well as sports and entertainment networks, including HBO.

At IUB, IUPUI, IUSB, and IUS, students also have access to recently released movies via ResLife Cinema.

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Streaming and mobile TV from XFINITY

Note:
To watch, make sure you're connected either to IU Secure or to the IU network via Ethernet.

To access streaming and mobile TV, follow the appropriate steps below.

On your computer

  1. Go to XFINITY On Campus.
  2. Under "Enter your school name", choose Indiana University, and log in with your IU credentials.
  3. Click either Watch Now or Start Watching.

On your device

  1. Download the XFINITY Stream app from either the App Store or Google Play.
  2. To log in, click XFINITY On Campus Students Sign in Here.

On your TV

Note:
XFINITY recommends using a Roku device.
  1. Add the XFINITY Stream app to your Roku.
  2. Follow XFINITY's setup instructions at Activate the XFINITY Stream Beta App on Roku.
  3. When you get to the authentication screen, click Sign in Here next to "XFINITY On Campus Students:".
  4. To choose your school, begin to type Indiana University, and then clicking it; you may need to press Enter.
  5. Log in with your IU username and passphrase (CAS), and you should then see a "Success" message on both your computer and your Roku. On the Welcome screen that appears, you may need to scroll down to accept the terms.
Notes:

For more information and help, see XFINITY Help & Support.

To see the channels available on your campus, see Channel Lineup.

When you're logged in, everything you see in "On Demand" is available to you for free.

The service includes a personal cloud Digital Video Recorder that can record up to 20 hours of content. You can also download recordings for later viewing when you aren't connected.

Recently released movies from ResLife Cinema

Note:
To watch, make sure you're connected either to IU Secure or to the IU network via Ethernet.

At IUB, IUPUI, IUSB, and IUS, you also have access to more recently released movies via ResLife Cinema, a service separate from XFINITY. Before you can watch movies for the first time on any device, you'll be prompted to download necessary software.

  • Mobile devices: Follow the prompt to download the Swank Media Player, and then return to reslifecinema.iu.edu.
  • Windows or macOS: Follow the prompt to install WidevineMedia Optimizer. You'll need to restart your browser for the plug-in to complete installing, and then return to reslifecinema.iu.edu.

For additional help, see the Residence Life Streaming FAQ.

Traditional cable

If you prefer, you can watch traditional cable by connecting a coaxial cable from the wall outlet into the input on the back of your digital TV (be sure to bring your own cable). For more, see About traditional cable TV at IUB and IUPUI.

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Last modified on 2017-10-23 10:30:36.

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