1. Back to Support
  2. Back to XFINITY TV
  3. Back to Setting up TV
  4. Use XFINITY On Demand on Your Non-X1 TV Box

Use XFINITY On Demand on Your Non-X1 TV Box

With XFINITY On Demand, you have more control over your television viewing. Watch thousands of On Demand shows and movies available on your TV, online and on your mobile device.

Do you have XFINITY X1? If so, see Find XFINITY On Demand Shows and Movies on X1.

Access XFINITY On Demand on TV

To access XFINITY On Demand on your TV:
  1. Press the On Demand button on your Comcast remote control or tune to Channel 1.
    • If you have a Comcast remote control with the xfinity button, press this button and then select On Demand from the On-Screen Guide's main menu.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to select a category from the XFINITY On Demand main menu. Then highlight a movie or program listing and press the Ok/Select button.
  3. Select the Watch or Buy icon to view a program. To watch a free preview, select the filmstrip icon:
    Filmstrip icon
The above instructions may vary depending on your On-Screen Guide, but the basic XFINITY On Demand functions should remain the same. Select the XFINITY On Demand option from your guide's main menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: XFINITY On Demand is not available on TV Adapters. For more information, see these TV Adapter On-Screen Guide FAQs.

Control XFINITY On Demand

Image shows On Demand control buttons on Comcast remote control.

XFINITY On Demand Controls:
  • Use the video control buttons on your Comcast remote control to rewind, fast-forward, stop and pause XFINITY On Demand programs.
  • You can also use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to quickly skip ahead or back in an On Demand program in 10-minute increments.
Note: On Demand controls are disabled for some popular free TV shows.

Search XFINITY On Demand

  1. Press the On Demand button on your remote control.
  2. Use the Up and Down arrow keys or the Page Up and Page Down buttons to locate the Search option from the On Demand menu. Highlight Search and press Ok/Select.
  3. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter a title, actor, director or keyword.
    • Helpful hint: Press the Ok/Select button to select each letter and press the Left Arrow icon to delete.
  4. Results are sorted in order of relevance, with the most popular matches at the top of your list.
    The Search Screen, which allows user to enter text to search for On Demand programs. Results are listed top to bottom.

XFINITY On Demand Saved Programs

Once you stop an XFINITY On Demand program, it is saved for up to 48 hours; however, programs under 20 minutes are not saved. To access saved XFINITY On Demand programs, select Recently Viewed from the XFINITY On Demand main menu.

AnyRoom DVR and XFINITY On Demand

With AnyRoom DVR service and XFINITY On Demand, everything with Recently Viewed is available on all TV Boxes in your home. You can start watching a program in one room, stop it and resume watching in another. Get more information about AnyRoom DVR.

XFINITY On Demand Purchases

You can purchase many TV shows and movies to own with XFINITY On Demand weeks before they are available on DVD or for rental. Just add your favorites to your digital library and enjoy them anywhere, on your favorite devices, as many times as you want. With XFINITY On Demand Purchases, you can:
  • Buy and stream movies and TV shows on your TV Box
  • Stream movies and TV shows on your PC or Mac with the XFINITY Stream portal
  • Stream and download movies and TV shows with the XFINITY Stream app for Android and Apple mobile devices

Prevent Unauthorized Orders

You can use Parental Controls to restrict viewing of certain content. See Parental Controls for more information.

Troubleshoot Your XFINITY On Demand Service

See Common XFINITY On Demand Error Codes and Troubleshooting to address most error messages.

Access XFINITY On Demand Online

Access thousands of TV shows and movies anytime, anywhere at no additional cost. For more details, visit the XFINITY Stream portal.

Disclaimer: XFINITY On Demand services are not available in all areas. If you reside in an area that does not offer XFINITY On Demand through your TV Box, you will not have access to XFINITY On Demand content online through the XFINITY Stream portal (www.xfinity.com/stream) or XFINITY TV app.

Find this article at:


Was This Article Helpful?

Rate this article on a scale of 1 - 5

Related Articles

Need more help? We're on it.

Find an XFINITY Store or service center near you.