Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users.
It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content.
Comcast declared that the apps mix of add-ons and new features will provide an “X1- like experience” on the user’s device. The new app will be available for download for Comcast customers from February 28 onwards. However, customers having the latest version of the Xfinity TV app installed in their devices will receive an update at the end of the month, which will transform into the Xfinity Stream app.
Many networks like ESPN, NBC Sports, CNN, Nick Jr., and Disney Channel are part of the new app. Recording the content on wireless devices like smartphones and tablets is also possible with the Xfinity Stream app.
“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. “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.”
Comcast have executed this latest move in launching the app to attract more customers to abandon cable providers and instead opt for streaming television. With cord cutting the latest trend among various services, Comcast intends to widen its subscriber base by offering the best services.
A Comcast official states that the company expects to roll out the in-footprint Stream TV package later this year. This will facilitate rebranding of the TV service package and provide clarity to the customers in distinguishing the new Xfinity Stream app from the TV package.