How to Watch Live Comcast Channels on Your Laptop

By Faizah Imani

As a courtesy to its customers, Comcast offers a feature that enables you to watch cable channels right from your laptop or home computer. When watching on your laptop, you have access to the same channels that are included in your cable subscription. In order to watch the Comcast channels online, you must have a high speed Internet connection. You must also be subscribed to one of the company's many digital television packages. To subscribe to a digital package, contact Comcast at 1-800-COMCAST.

Visit Comcast's "Fancast Xfinity TV" website. Click the "Start Watching" button.

Click the "Sign In" link that is located in the upper right hand corner of the page. Enter your Comcast ID. If you have never used the site before, you must first click the "Register" link to get a Comcast ID. To register you need your Comcast account number or social security number, along with your telephone number.

Click the tab that best represents the type of channels you wish to watch. For instance, you can choose to watch cable television series, movies, specific networks, news channels, family channels, Latino channels or sports channels.

Review the list of programs that are available for online viewing. When you see a program that you would like to watch, click the "Play" button to begin watching.