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Comcast Launching Xfinity TV App on Sony Smart TVs

14 Nov, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Comcast and Sony Nov. 14 announced that Xfinity TV subscribers will soon be able to access cable service via the Xfinity TV app on Sony’s Android TVs.

Beginning in 2018, Xfinity TV subs with Sony Android TVs will be able to access live and on-demand programming, including local broadcast and public educational and governmental channels, as well as cloud recordings.

“We look forward to working closely with Comcast to deliver consistently high-quality programming to our best-in-class smart TVs, combining Android TV streaming with the immersion of 4K HDR experiences via their advanced managed network,” Kevin Brinkman, director of product marketing, TV and projectors, said in a statement.

Last year, Comcast launched the Xfinity TV Partner Program to expand the range of retail devices Xfinity TV subs can use to access the programming included with their subscriptions.

The Xfinity TV Partner Program leverages open standard HTML5 technology, providing a common framework for smart TV and IP-enabled retail device manufacturers to develop an Xfinity TV app for their devices. All content within the Xfinity TV Partner app is delivered over Comcast’s secure private managed network, enabling customers to access and enjoy their cable service on devices like Sony Android TVs, without the need to lease a traditional set-top box from Comcast.

"We remain focused on providing our customers with more choice and flexibility in how, when and where they access the content included with their Xfinity TV subscription,” said Mike Gatzke, VP of video subscription services for Comcast Cable.

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