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Xfinity Internet with Uverse TV?

I have Uverse internet and Uverse TV. Internet is unreliable and slow.  I'm considering switching to Comcast Xfinity but only for the internet.  Does anyone know if you can use Xfinity internet with Uverse TV?  I want to still be able to use my wireless TV capabilities.

I have Uverse internet and Uverse TV. Internet is unreliable and slow.  I'm considering switching to Comcast Xfinity but only for the internet.  Does anyone know if you can use Xfinity internet with Uverse TV?  I want to still be able to use my wireless TV capabilities.

Xfinity Internet with Uverse TV?

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Jun 19, 2014 6:04:19 AM
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Sure you can use any internet provider, but certain Uverse TV functions will not work such as any apps, or any Uverse TV functions that require internet access.  If you have a smart TV that uses a wireless (or hardwired) connection to access the internet it will not care as long as it gets configued to the new Xfinity router.

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Sure you can use any internet provider, but certain Uverse TV functions will not work such as any apps, or any Uverse TV functions that require internet access.  If you have a smart TV that uses a wireless (or hardwired) connection to access the internet it will not care as long as it gets configued to the new Xfinity router.

"If you find this post helpful and it solved your issue please mark it as a solution.  This will help other forum members locate it and will also let everyone know that it corrected your problem. If they have the same issue they will know how to solve theirs"

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phoenixdove - Life is so complicated. By wireless TV you mean wireless STBs. Yes, these are part of the TV service that would continue.

As BB points out some internet access to TV will not work. But, what will? If you have u300 or 450 you should have internet access to those channel go systems. Same for ESPN. But, who knows what lurks in your way. If you do it post what you can access.

I do not know what the least expensive u-verse internet is, but you could keep that & go for higher speed x-finity.
phoenixdove - Life is so complicated. By wireless TV you mean wireless STBs. Yes, these are part of the TV service that would continue.

As BB points out some internet access to TV will not work. But, what will? If you have u300 or 450 you should have internet access to those channel go systems. Same for ESPN. But, who knows what lurks in your way. If you do it post what you can access.

I do not know what the least expensive u-verse internet is, but you could keep that & go for higher speed x-finity.
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Comcast internet would get you ESPN3, which is live events before 6pm local time weekdays and before noon local time weekends.

It would not get you WatchESPN which is ESPN, ESPN2HD, ESPN News 24/7 streaming.
Comcast internet would get you ESPN3, which is live events before 6pm local time weekdays and before noon local time weekends.

It would not get you WatchESPN which is ESPN, ESPN2HD, ESPN News 24/7 streaming.
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baseballisback wrote:
Comcast internet would get you ESPN3, which is live events before 6pm local time weekdays and before noon local time weekends.

It would not get you WatchESPN which is ESPN, ESPN2HD, ESPN News 24/7 streaming.

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.

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baseballisback wrote:
Comcast internet would get you ESPN3, which is live events before 6pm local time weekdays and before noon local time weekends.

It would not get you WatchESPN which is ESPN, ESPN2HD, ESPN News 24/7 streaming.

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.

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americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 

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JefferMC wrote:

americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


You get an AT&T id if you subscribe to any of their services, even TV only.

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JefferMC wrote:

americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


You get an AT&T id if you subscribe to any of their services, even TV only.

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JefferMC wrote:

americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


 

 

I'm sure AT&T would disconnect your ID.

 

That does bring up an interesting point though. I always thought you needed the ISP and TV to match...but a few press releases regarding Time Warner and Comcast suggest you just need the TV provider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WatchESPN#Distribution


JefferMC wrote:

americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


 

 

I'm sure AT&T would disconnect your ID.

 

That does bring up an interesting point though. I always thought you needed the ISP and TV to match...but a few press releases regarding Time Warner and Comcast suggest you just need the TV provider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WatchESPN#Distribution

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baseballisback wrote:

JefferMC wrote:

americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


 

 

I'm sure AT&T would disconnect your ID.

 

That does bring up an interesting point though. I always thought you needed the ISP and TV to match...but a few press releases regarding Time Warner and Comcast suggest you just need the TV provider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WatchESPN#Distribution


They won't disconnect your ID. The ID is needed to manage and modify your account online. As long as you have an active account with AT&T, the ID will be active.

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baseballisback wrote:

JefferMC wrote:

americangame wrote:

I believe that he could use Watch ESPN since that is tied to your TV service, not your Internet provider.


However, since I think you have to identify yourself to WatchESPN with an AT&T login, and you don't get an AT&T login associated with your U-verse account unless you have U-verse HSI, I think you'd be high and dry on this.  Unless... you get to keep your ID after disconnecting HSI.

 


 

 

I'm sure AT&T would disconnect your ID.

 

That does bring up an interesting point though. I always thought you needed the ISP and TV to match...but a few press releases regarding Time Warner and Comcast suggest you just need the TV provider.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WatchESPN#Distribution


They won't disconnect your ID. The ID is needed to manage and modify your account online. As long as you have an active account with AT&T, the ID will be active.

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You're right. I was thinking about how I dumped TW internet and TV when I came over. They cut my email address fast (despite the fact they said they'd keep it active for a while for forwarding purposes.)


And... if you go to watchespn.com, apparently you can click through to AT&T's site and create a free account. I haven't tried though.
You're right. I was thinking about how I dumped TW internet and TV when I came over. They cut my email address fast (despite the fact they said they'd keep it active for a while for forwarding purposes.)


And... if you go to watchespn.com, apparently you can click through to AT&T's site and create a free account. I haven't tried though.
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