February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its
Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will
replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the
name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an
Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS.
That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile,
such as favorite channel filtering, a Spanish language guide,
more than 50 music channels, rating recommendations from Common
Sense Media, and parental controls. The new app offers more
than 200 live TV channels for streaming outside the home,
including CNN, Fox News, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Disney
Channel, and Nick Jr. The Stream app will also provide access
to recorded programs on your DVR and the ability to program it
remotely, as well as more than 40,000 video on demand titles.
Anyone who already has the regular Xfinity TV app installed on
their device will get the new experience automatically. Comcast
subscribers who haven’t downloaded Xfinity TV yet can get the
new app for free from the App Store or Google Play on February
The story behind the story: Comcast
subscribers may notice that the cable company already offers
another service under the Stream brand.
Stream TV is Comcast’s streaming skinny bundle aimed at
cord cutters. Comcast told
Multichannel News that once Stream TV rolls out nationally
it will probably be rebranded to cut down on confusion. Even
so, Stream TV customers will access the service on—you guessed
it—the Xfinity Stream app.
This story, “Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV,
Xfinity X1 features to your mobile device” was originally
published by TechHive.