Comcast Launches Free Streaming Video Service Xfinity for All Digital Subs
Adds Showtime, Viacom content to offer 150,000 film, TV, clip choices online
NEW YORK - Comcast’s Xfinity TV online video service now features nearly 150,000 video choices after adding content from Showtime and Viacom cable networks, among others, the cable giant said in unveiling that the service is now available, for free, to all its digital video subscribers nationwide, no matter which Internet service provider they use.
The cable giant also expanded Xfinity's capabilities compared to the original announcement of the TV Everywhere-style service. For example, users can remotely program one or more home DVRs, and search capablity has been enhanced, giving users the ability to find favorite content whether they want to watch it on live TV, on demand, online or on mobile devices.
Personalized "watchlists" to keep track of favorite content and social media integration to share favorites have also been added.
Xfinity is available online for free to Comcast digital cable customers and includes hit TV shows, movies, kids’ content, clips and movie trailers from nearly 90 TV and movie partners.
Film releases available day-and-date with DVDs include Iron Man 2 and Get Him to the Greek.
"Bolstered by the best content from top programmers and rich tools to help personalize your TV viewing experience, we’ve created a destination that enables customers to watch, find and manage their favorite shows and movies anytime, anywhere,” said Matt Strauss, senior vp and general manager, Comcast Interactive Media.