Today Comcast announced that it is adding 20 free live TV channels into its Xfinity Stream app. These channels will offer thousands of free live movies and TV shows for Comcast customers to enjoy.
The best part is these free movies and TV shows are available to all Comcast customers, including internet-only customers. This content will include programming from Comcast-owned Xumo Play, NBC and Sky.
“Bringing this new free content into the Xfinity Stream app provides customers with an easy way to discover and enjoy popular FAST channels.” said Vito Forlenza Vice President, Entertainment Apps, Comcast Cable.
“The launch marks the latest evolution of the Xfinity Stream app, which is increasing content choices for video and non-video customers alike, including weekly samplings of premium programming as part of ‘Free This Week,’ the ability to rent and buy shows and movies, and the ability to watch movies included in Xfinity Rewards,” said Vito Forlenza, Vice President, Entertainment Apps, Comcast Cable.
Comcast seems to be trying to use this free content to help attract and keep customers. Increasingly there are more options than ever for TV and the internet. Now Comcast is hoping to retain customers by offering them more free content.
Comcast says these new free live channels are currently available in the Xfinity Stream app on iOS, Android, and Fire TV devices, through web browsers on xfinity.com/stream, and via casting to supported AirPlay and Chromecast devices. Additional platforms, including Xfinity Flex and Xumo TV, are coming soon.
With these new channels, you will find NBC News NOW, Sky News, and 19 Xumo-branded channels, offering customers a wide variety of news, movies, and TV shows spanning genres such as comedy, crime TV, black cinema, lifestyle, reality TV, game shows, kids and more.
Comcast says they plan to add more free channels to the Stream app in the future.