Comcast customers will soon be even more distracted by their mobile devices: The cable company is launching a major update to its Xfinity TV Player App, now called Xfinity TV Go.
The new Xfinity TV Go app allows customers to watch up to 35 television channels over the internet on their Apple and Android-powered mobile devices via a wi-fi connection. It also gives users the ability to stream more than 25,000 On Demand choices and download thousands of hit movies and TV shows to watch offline later.
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, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPNU, FOX Business Channel, FOX News Channel, FOX Sports 1, FX, FXX, Golf Channel, HLN, MSNBC, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, NBC Sports Network and Pac-12 Networks, 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.”
Comcast originally provided its Xfinity TV customers the ability to watch select live programming online via Xfinity.com/TV in 2012.