Comcast has inked deals to let subscribers tune in to 35 live cable channels through its updated video-player app for mobile devices over any Wi-Fi connection — including outside the home — aiming to give customers a new reason to keep paying for cable TV.
In the next few days, the cable operator will launch the renamed Xfinity TV Go, which replaces its previous Xfinity TV Player App.
The new app will let Xfinity TV customers watch up to 35 live TV channels — including ESPN, CNN, CNBC and Fox News — over any Wi-Fi connection on Apple and Android mobile devices, with availability depending on subscription level. That’s in addition to 25,000-plus on-demand titles currently available through the existing app, which also provides the ability to download several thousand movies and TV shows to watch offline.
“With Xfinity TV Go, we’re giving customers all the entertainment they want in one place, in the palm of their hand,” said Charlie Herrin, Comcast Cable senior VP of product design and development.