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Cable & Streaming TV

Radius TV provides 70+ channels of news, sports, and entertainment content via coaxial cable TV outlets, internet streaming, and mobile applications. Content like major broadcast TV, sports & entertainment networks, including HBO and HBO Go access. Coaxial TV cables are not provided, so be sure to bring your own. The channel lineup is subject to change.

Radius TV Features

  • 70+ Cable TV Channels
  • 80+ Channels Streaming Online
  • HBO & HBO Go Access
  • 140,000+ On-Demand Shows & Movies
  • 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). Some services may not work off-campus - 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 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 Go Support

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

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

On the next page, find the XFINITY On Campus Choose Your University drop-down and pick University of Minnesota.

You will then be directed to the University login page.

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

Premium Channels and Packages

Premium channels, sports packages, and additional content is not part of Radius TV but can be purchased separately and billed directly to your personal credit card. Information about additional channels can be found on the “Premium Video” tab on the Xfinity On Campus website.

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 Fix It request.