Comcast has a TV App like called Xfinity Stream. This app replaces its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices. As well as deliver a host of features for cable connection subscribers, including access to live Television, on-demand programming, DVR recordings and more. But the app serves another purpose, as well: Like the TV application it replaces, it will also be home to Comcast’s internet TV service aimed at cord-cutters, Stream Television. This IPTV service is expected to roll out nationally, later on, this year under brand-new branding.
As the results of available in select markets, Xfinity Stream TV hasn’t had much attention since its launch in mid-2015. Currently, those in Boston and Chicago metros can subscribe to the live television streaming program. Which is being aimed at those who no longer want to pay for cable TV.
In all regions, Stream TV includes the usage of the local broadcast stations (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, PBS, Univision, and Telemundo), and also HBO. The provider provides been criticized for not getting on par with Sling Television or PlayStation Vue, but it’s not really aimed at the true cord cutter. Instead, Stream TV is meant to appeal to those that generally watch TV at home, where a notebook or mobile device can be used as their initial screen.
Basically, the Stream is not the OTT (Over the Top) service. The Stream Television package requires customers to end up being on their in-house Xfinity Wi-Fi network in order to use the service. Outside of the home, users have to rely on “TV Everywhere”-powered apps, like HBO GO, FOXNow, WatchABC, and NBC.
Comcast plans to roll out Stream TV nationwide afterward this year to all the marketplaces where Comcast is available. Today, that footprint includes 39 U.S. claims, plus D.C.
At the time of the nationwide release, Stream TV will also be rebranded to remove confusion between it and this new “Stream TV” app.
The app will then continue to serve both Comcast customer bases: those streaming TV cord-cutters and also the traditional cable television subscribers.
Xfinity Stream Live TV Channels
Seeing that for the new Stream Television app itself, it today allows Xfinity cable TV subscribers to tune in to more than 200 live TV channels, including sports networks like ESPN, Fox Sports, and NBC Sports activities; news systems such as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and BBC World Information; kids networks like Nick Jr., Disney Sprout and Channel; plus 50 Music Choice stations and other cable and premium systems.
In addition, TV customers can pick from 40,000 on-demand titles, including both movies and TV shows, thousands of which can be downloaded for offline viewing, the company says. DVR recordings can be downloaded for offline access, and the DVR could be programmed remotely. A Spanish-language guide offered is, too.
Stream TV (the IPTV package) subscribers will have access to the same general feature place. But will only be able to watch those channels and on-demand titles included in that registration. On-demand viewing may be limited because downloads are not available for the broadcast networks or HBO in this package.