Comcast subscribers will soon be able to satisfy their TV viewing needs anytime, anywhere, with the new Xfinity TV Go app, which adds on-the-go viewing for 35 live channels.
With the rebranded iOS and Android apps - previously known as Xfinity TV Player - Comcast customers can watch live TV wherever there's a Wi-Fi connection, whether they're visiting friends out of town or waiting for the car to be serviced.
Participating channels include variations of Disney, ESPN, NBC, and FOX, as well as BBC World News, bIN Sport, beIN Sport Español, Big Ten Network, CNN, FX, FXX, Golf Channel, HLN, Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild, Pac-12 and its six regional networks, and Willow TV.
Additional channels will join the lineup later; availability depends on subscription level.
According to a report by The Verge, Verizon Wireless will be able to watch Xfinity TV Go programming over 3G and LTE, though no announcements have been made.
App users will also be able to stream more than 25,000 On Demand choices and download thousands of movies and TV shows to watch offline later, Comcast said.
"Television isn't just about the living room anymore," Charlie Herrin, senior vice president of Comcast Cable's product design and development, said in a statement. "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."
This isn't Comcast's first go around with live TV streaming. In early January 2012, the company introduced AnyPlay, a service that let subscribers watch live programming on their iPad via a Wi-Fi connection. The catch: it only worked inside the home.
AnyPlay debuted for Xfinity HD Triple Play customers in Denver and Nashville, before rolling out to more markets and the Motorola Xoom tablet.
The updated apps are expected in the coming days. Keep an eye on the App Store and Google Play.
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