How to access Xfinity on Campus using a Roku streaming device


If you would like to watch Xfinity on Campus on a large-screen TV, you will need either a TV with the Roku service built-in or have an Apple TV or Roku streaming device. 

If you already own a Roku streaming device, follow the steps below to configure the device, download the Xfinity Stream app and log in.

Steps to access Xfinity on Campus on a Roku device

Step 1: Create a Account

If you do not have a Roku account, you will need one in order to install the Xfinity Stream app. You can sign up for a Roku account at

There is no charge associated with using the Roku for Xfinity On Campus, but Roku may offer other paid services. If you sign up for a Roku account from within the setup process, you may be asked for payment information. This information would be used to purchase premium apps but would not be used for anything Bowdoin-related. To avoid this, use the link above and register first.

Step 2: Connect the Roku to the Bowdoin network

  • Connect the Roku to your TV (following the device instructions).

Wired Roku (Roku Ultra)

  • Using an ethernet cable, plug the Roku Ultra into an available network port in your room.
  • Go to Step 3 below.

Wireless Roku

Find your Roku’s Wireless MAC Address on the TV screen:

If you have a new Roku:

  • Allow the Roku to initialize > Select English
  • On the Choose your network screen, select Private network
  • Write down the Wireless MAC address

If you have a previously used the Roku:

  • Go to Settings > Network > About
  • Write down the Wireless MAC address
  1. On your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, go to Bowdoin-PSK> Device Registration Page > Login
  2. Fill out the registration form, including the MAC Address you wrote down.
  3. On the Roku, select the "BOWDOIN-PSK" wireless network.

Step 3: Download and install the Xfinity Stream (beta) Channel

  1. On the Roku channels screen, go to the Streaming channels menu > Search for Xfinity Stream > Add (this may require your Roku PIN)
  2. Open the Xfinity Stream channel > Get Started.
  3. Note the 6-digit activation number that appears on the screen.
  4. Use a web browser to accesss and enter the activation number when prompted.
  5. On the login screen, select Xfinity On Campus Students Sign in Here, search for Bowdoin College, and log in with your Bowdoin credentials.
  6. Review and agree to the end user agreement when prompted.


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