October 29, 2013 – This week Comcast will launch a major update to its Xfinity TV Player App, now called Xfinity TV Go. The new Xfinity TV Go app will enable customers to watch up to 35 television channels over the Internet on their Apple and Android-powered mobile devices. Coupled with the ability to stream more than 25,000 On Demand choices and download thousands of hit movies and TV shows to watch offline later, Xfinity TV Go will provide everything Xfinity TV customers need for accessing all their favorite content on-the-go.
Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch up to 35 live TV channels from the app, depending on their subscription, wherever there’s a WiFi connection. Participating networks at launch include BBC World News, beIN Sport, beIN Sport Español, Big Ten Network, CNBC, CNN, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes, ESPN News, ESPNU, FOX Business Channel, FOX News Channel, FOX Sports 1, FX, FXX, Golf Channel, HLN, MSNBC, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Portuguese, NBC Sports Network, Pac-12 and its six regional networks, and Willow TV, with more to come.
“Television isn’t just about the living room anymore,” said Charlie Herrin, Senior Vice President, Product Design and Development for Comcast Cable. “No matter how or where people want to watch news, sports or kids’ programming, we think it should be simple. With Xfinity TV Go, we’re giving customers all the entertainment they want in one place, in the palm of their hand.”
Since 2012, Comcast has provided its Xfinity TV customers the ability to watch select live programming online via Xfinity.com/TV. With the Xfinity TV Go app, they now have a new option to watch the latest news, sports and pop culture events live as they unfold, wherever they are. Customers never have to miss another live event like election results on CNN or MSNBC and Monday Night Football on ESPN. Plus, diehard fans can avoid social media spoilers of dramas like The Americans on FX.
Comcast offers its Xfinity TV digital customers two free apps, Xfinity TV Go and Xfinity TV Remote, cumulatively downloaded more than 13 million times. Xfinity TV Go is designed for customers who simply want to watch video on their mobile devices – now with 35 channels available for live streaming, more than 25,000 On Demand TV shows and movies, as well as thousands of downloadable choices currently available. The Xfinity TV Remote app helps customers personalize and manage the TV viewing experience including scheduling your DVR, remote tuning and filters to find favorite content easily. Both apps can be downloaded free-of-charge on Google Play and Apple iTunes.