Comcast Extends Video to Third Parties; Samsung, Roku Sign On
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has launched the Xfinity TV Partner Program to expand the range of retail devices its customers can use to access ...
Samsung Electronics was the first smart TV manufacturer to sign up for the program, followed by Roku. Comcast customers will soon be able to access their Xfinity TV cable service in the home via the Xfinity TV Partner app on 2016 Samsung Smart TVs and Roku TVs and streaming players.
Expected to be available later this year, the app is designed to provide access to Xfinity's guide and live and on demand programming, including local broadcast, cable and PEG channels, as well as cloud DVR recordings.
Comcast says the new app is not an over-the-top (OTT) product or Internet streaming service. It's intended to enable Xfinity TV customers to receive their Xfinity TV cable service on connected TVs and other IP-enabled third-party devices.