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Old 05-25-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Bellevue WA
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Would somebody please assist me here. I need a knowledgeable guide to hold my hand and walk me through digital land.
My Roku 2 is outdated. It is no longer compatible with X-finity. I need to upgrade. I want to watch current sports and current news. I bought a package from Xfinity today, but I can't watch it on my TV bcuz of the incompatibility. The new package is on my phone bcuz I have X-finity Stream. The intention was to have it on TV. . Because of the incompatinility btwn Roku and Xfinity, installation of the streaming beta X-finity channel failed.

There are three options for Roku upgrade; Stick, Express and Ultra. I'm leaning towards the Ultra w/voice command, excellent streaming capabilities, etc. I only have slow internet right now. I can upgrade, but I don't want to buy a device only to find out that I should have high speed internet to be able to use the upgraded device. It has to work with my X-finity Essentials slow internet for now.
Objectives; get an upgraded Roku, one that works with slow internet, then install X-finity Beta, go to my Roku account thru browser, and link device, then watch news and sports on the TV.
What do you suggest to purchase? Do you suggest upgrading to high speed first? If I do that, I will be paying $150.00 for my news and sports plus high speed net. High speed net - $69.00 b4 taxes,
$101.00 after tax.
Sports & news package - $50.00
Total - $ 151.00 ��
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Bellevue WA
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Total price of high speed net & news/sports package $151.00 😱
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Get the Ultra for longevity alone. It does not require any higher speed internet.
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Old 09-03-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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The Xfinity Stream Beta supports Roku 2 (4210 only). https://www.xfinity.com/support/arti...tv-app-on-roku

I've got a Roku 2 and Xfinity Internet and have ZERO compatibility issues. I don't have Xfinity Cable TV.

I get sports/news on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and PBS over-the-air via an antenna.

Sling Orange + Sports Extra has ESPN/2/3/U, SECNet, ACCNet, Pac12Net, etc. Sling Blue + Sports Extra has FS1/2, NBCSN, the Golf Channel, etc. No BTN, however. Sling Orange/Blue + Sports Extra = $50.

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