University Housing offers our residents access to XFINITY Stream.  University Housing residents can stream live TV, sports, movies and enjoy thousands of free XFINITY On Demand titles on any device. Watch on your laptop, desktop and mobile devices (Apple, Android, Kindle, Roku) and access your DVR library on the go. The best part? It's all included in your campus housing fee or rent!

All residence hall students have access to the full XFINITY Stream service. The leaseholders in University owned apartments must use their NetID and password to access the service. Start watching now!

Log Into XFINITY Stream

To use XFINITY Stream:

  1. Connect to the wireless campus network IllinoisNet or IllinoisNet_Guest
  2. Go to
  3. Enter our school name: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  4. Log in with your NetID and password
  5. "Start Watching"

When residents are not on the campus network they will have access to a reduced line up of channels and cloud DVR.

To use the Xfinity Stream app

  1. Download the XFINITY TV app on your mobile device
  2. Scroll to the botom of the page and select "XFINITY On Campus Students – Sign in here"
  3. Enter our school name: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign from the drop down menu
  4. Log in with your campus credentials, NetID and password
  5. Once authenticated, you will be returned to the "XFINITY TV" app

To access this service you must be a housing resident and use your NetID and Password to log in.

XFINITY Features

Live TV (Only On Campus Network)

Residents will be able to stream live television to their device. Under "Live TV" you can click "All Listings" and view all the channels you have available to you and what is currently airing. To watch the channel live, click the channel's emblem.


Residents can record and save up to 20 hours of content to their account for later viewing. They can record new episodes on ongoing series as they come out with the "Record Series" button and manage the content in their DVR.


Residents will be able to view a select number of live channels while not connected to the campus network. Not all channels are available for this feature, when looking through "All Listings" under "Live TV", the channels rows with a light grey background color are available for selection for the TV Go feature.

TV Everywhere

TV Everywhere provides the freedom to watch when and where you want, on the most convenient device, while on or off campus. Residents can navigate to a specific channel's TV Everywhere site or app and choose XFINITY as their television provider in order to use the application (TV Everywhere only works for channels the university is already subscribed to). 

See the list of channels available to you here.

Need help connecting to a XFINITY Stream or have any other issues, submit a ticket.