|[February 14, 2017]
Comcast to Launch "Xfinity Stream" App on February 28 to All Xfinity TV Subscribers
Comcast (News - Alert) today announced plans to launch "Xfinity Stream," an app
available to all Xfinity TV customers at no additional cost on devices
in and out of the home. The app, which can be downloaded by Xfinity TV
customers without charge, will allow users to watch their entire TV
line-up on phones, tablets and laptops in the home, and when they're
on-the-go, to tune-in to more than 200 live channels, access and program
their DVR and watch 40,000 on demand titles.
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Comcast today announced plans to launch "Xfinity Stream," an app available to all Xfinity TV customers at no additional cost on devices in and out of the home. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We're focused on creating the best entertainment experiences across
platforms and continuing to give Xfinity TV customers more choice in
how, when and where they access their content," said Matt Strauss,
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Video and Entertainment
Services at Comcast Cable. "With the Xfinity Stream app, we are giving
customers access to the best content in and out of the home with a
growing list of advanced features and capabilities that make the mobile
experience nearly identical to the cable experience they enjoy at home."
The Xfiniy Stream app, the successor to the Xfinity TV app, includes
the ability to switch to a Spanish guide, favorite channel filtering,
music channels and Common Sense Media reviews and ratings, offering
users an X1-like experience for customers' phones, tablets and laptops
in and out of the home.
Live TV and Xfinity On Demand: In addition to becoming an
additional screen in the home for Xfinity TV cable customers to access
live and on demand programming, Xfinity Stream also gives them access
to more than 200 live channels over the Internet outside the home,
including sports networks such as ESPN (News - Alert), Fox Sports and NBC Sports;
news networks such as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and BBC World News; kids
networks like Nick Jr., Disney Channel and Sprout; 50 Music Choice
channels, as well as a host of other top cable and premium networks.
The app also offers more than 40,000 on demand movies and TV shows to
stream on the go, as well as thousands of download choices for offline
DVR Recordings On the Go: Xfinity TV customers can take their
entire DVR collection with them to stream on the go, or even download
to watch while offline. They can also use the app to set recordings
First Screen Experiences on Devices: The Xfinity Stream
app will bring an X1-like experience to customers with new and
enhanced features like the ability to search content by categories
such as audience or critics score, stream 50+ Music Choice channels
in-the-home and on-the-go, access Common Sense Media ratings and
reviews and customize their parental controls per device.
Spanish Guide and Accessibility Enhancements: Comcast's
bi-cultural customers will have the option to navigate the app in
their language of choice - Spanish or English - as well as enable
English programming that offers a secondary audio feed in Spanish.
Those customers with vision impairments can also enable video
description - a narration track included between the natural pauses in
dialogue that describes the visual elements - on select movies and TV
Customers will be able to download the Xfinity Stream app for iOS and
Android (News - Alert) devices on February 28. Customers who have already installed the
latest version of the Xfinity TV app on their devices will see it
transition to the Stream app through an app update on February 28.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
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