Cable & Streaming TV

Included with your apartment is Radius TV, a service that begins on your move-in date, and provides 70+ channels of news, sports, and entertainment content via coaxial cable TV outlets.

Radius TV Features

  • 70+ Cable TV Channels
  • Coaxial Cable and TV Included With Your Apartment

Also included is UMN-TV, which can be accessed through internet streaming, and mobile applications. It includes content like major broadcast TV, sports and entertainment networks, including HBO and HBO Max access. This channel lineup is subject to change.

UMN-TV Features

  • 120+ High Definition Channels
  • HBO & HBO MaxAccess
  • Personal Cloud Digital Video Recorder with 20 Hours of Storage
  • Accessible on Televisions, Computers, Tablets, Phones, Roku Devices & More
      • On Your TV

        How to Connect Your TV

        • Connect a coaxial cable from the wall outlet into the input on the back of your digital TV (note: you must provide your own cable)
        • Scan for channels
        • Grab a snack or some homework and enjoy!

        Set-top cable boxes are not required for viewing Radius Coax Cable TV, but a TV with a digital tuner is required. Learn about scanning & digital TV below in the TV Set-Up drop-down.

      • On Your Computer

        How to Watch Online

        • Go to Xfinity On Campus
        • Type “Minnesota” from the “Enter your school name” input
        • Login using your Internet ID & password
        • Click the “Watch Now” or “Start Watching” button

        For full access, you must connect to UMN internet (eduroam). As Radius is not on the University network, your experience may differ - see Streaming Location below.

      • On Your Device

        How To Connect iOS & Android

        Download the Xfinity Stream app via the App Store or Google Play.

        When logging in, find the “Xfinity On Campus Students Sign in Here” link.

    Scanning For Channels

    How to Scan for Channels

    Using your TV remote, select “Menu” and then select the “Auto-Setup”

    feature to scan for channels. Refer to your owner's manual for instructions.

    Digital TV

    To receive digital TV channels, a TV with an ATSC or Clear QAM tuner is required. All TVs produced after 2007 are able to receive digital TV channels, but some HD-ready TVs might require an external tuner. Consult your owner’s manual for more information. Cable TV set-top boxes are not required to view cable channels on digital TVs at this time.

    Streaming Location Dependent Features

    • For full access, you must be connected to the campus network - either wired Ethernet or WiFi. Some features may not be accessible off campus, including streaming live TV. See the detailed list below.
    • Stream on one device at a time
    • Register up to 40 devices

    Location Dependent Features

    Functionality UMN Internet Non-UMN Internet
    Watch & Stream Live TV Yes No
    Watch On Demand Shows & Movies Yes Yes
    Watch Completed DVR Recordings Yes No
    Watch In-Progress DVR Recordings Yes No
    Schedule DVR Recordings Yes Yes
    Watch Downloaded DVR Recordings Yes Yes
    Watch TV GO Channels Yes Yes
    Watch TV Everywhere Content (Network Apps) Yes Yes

    TV GO

    TV GO allows you to view a select number of channels while not connected to UMN internet.

    • Login to Radius TV Streaming
    • Choose The Filter tab on the top right of the channel guide
    • Select “Available Out of Home”

    When available, On Demand movies or shows will display TV GO versions alongside the On Demand versions.

    Streaming Content to Your TV With Roku

    The easiest way to watch content on your television is to connect a coax cable from your wall to your TV. But did you know you can watch streaming content, including your on-demand and recorded DVR content, on your TV using a Roku device? Simply add the Xfinity Stream channel/app to your Roku & login to watch.

    Compatible Roku Devices:

    • Streaming Stick (3600)
    • Express (3700, 3710)
    • Express+ (3710)
    • Premiere (4620)
    • Premiere+ (4630)
    • Ultra (4640)
    • Roku 4 (4400)
    • Roku 3 (4200, 4230)
    • Roku 2 (4210)
    • Roku TV (5XXX, 6XXX: Models within the 5000 and 6000 range)

    Learn more about the Xfinity Stream Beta app.

    TV Everywhere

    TV Everywhere provides the freedom to watch when and where you want, on the most convenient device, while on or off UMN internet.

    Rather than using Radius Streaming TV apps to access content, you’ll use apps provided by the network themselves. Many of these apps are available on streaming devices such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and XBOX. For example, if you want to watch ESPN on your Apple TV or iPhone, simply download the ESPN app from the Apple App Store and log in using your UMN credentials.

    See a list of TV Everywhere apps (login required).

    HBO Max Support

    To log in to HBO Max, visit Click on "Sign In" at the top right of the screen. 

    Then click on "Sign in through TV or mobile provider."

    You will then be brought to the screen on the right. Click on "Xfinity".

    On the next page, go to the "Xfinity on Campus student Sign in here" button. On the following drop down, pick "University of Minnesota."

    You will then be directed to the University login page.

    Note: Only residents can access HBO Max. If you experience difficulties logging in, please submit a Connect It request.

    Need Assistance?

    Having trouble scanning for TV channels? Before you ask for help, double check that the power cord and coaxial cable are secure.

    If you are having issues and have already made sure that the cord connections are secure, you might need to purchase an external TV tuner. Please note that TVs made before 2007 might not be able to receive digital channels.

    For assistance, submit a Connect It request.