XFINITY On Campus™
Service Will Begin on Monday, September 22
During last spring and summer quarters, Drexel's Office of Information Resources & Technology and Comcast recently completed a beta test of XFINITY On Campus™: a television and video service that provides wireless access to a rich line-up of live streaming television channels and on-demand video content. IRT is pleased to announce that we will continue to make this new service available to ALL students living in University Housing residence halls at no cost for the foreseeable Future. Optional monthly subscriptions to premium channels (like HBO, Starz, NFL RedZone, and others) are also available for purchase.
Drexel University was the second and largest institution to begin a trial of this service last spring. And we plan to assist Comcast test new features as they become available later this year and in early 2015.
All current residents of University Housing residence halls (Calhoun, Caneris, Kelly, Millennium, Myers, North, Race Street, Stiles, Tower and Van Rensselaer) may access the service. There are no fees or registration. Your computer or mobile device must be connected to the Drexel Campus network to user the service.
- DrexelOne user ID and password
- Active connection on the campus network (wired or DragonFly3 wireless only)
- Operating System
- Windows 7 or 8 (Modern UI/Metro touch interface not supported) or
- Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher)
- Web browser: IE 9, Firefox 27, Safari 6, or Chrome 32 (or higher) with Adobe Flash 12.0 installed
- Apple Mobile: iOS7 for 4th Generation (and higher) iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads using the XFINITY On Campus App. Support
XFINITY on Campus is currently in testing for iOS8, and is currently not working.
- Support for most Android devices
- You may only have one video stream active at a time (per device).
- IRT tests have found that Firefox and Safari offer the best browser-based player experience.
- It's best to avoid using IE if you can.
- As recently as 9/8/14, an Adobe updated has created an incompatibility with Chrome. Where chrome was working previously it may not be at this time. Comcast is working to fix this.