Comcast has launched the Xfinity Stream app on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD – which can now work as a replacement for your set-top box.
Xfinity Stream on Apple TV gives Xfinity TV customers another option to access their video services, including all live, on-demand, and DVR programming within their homes (for example, at the location associated with their cable TV account).
According to Comcast, the Xfinity Stream app has been redesigned with a “more intuitive” user interface, and the new user interface is launching first on the Apple TV platform. The Stream app provides recommendations on editorial content along with a personalization algorithm. Customers can download the Xfinity Stream app from the App Store on Apple TV.
The deal looks like a trade-off: Earlier this year, Comcast and Apple teamed up to bring an Apple TV+ app to Comcast entertainment platforms, including the Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and XClass TV.
In addition to being available now on Apple TV devices, the Xfinity Stream app is available on Apple iOS devices, Android devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, LG and Samsung smart TVs, and Roku devices. Xfinity Stream tracks where users left off watching TV shows and movies, so they can continue streaming on other platforms or devices.
“With the launch of the Stream app today on Apple TV, our customers now have a new device option to access their Xfinity TV subscription at home, and they will be the first to enjoy a new, streamlined user interface designed to make it easier to find,” said Michael DeCillo, senior vice president of strategic development at Comcast, in Statement: “Something to watch – whether that means going back to a favorite show or movie, or finding something new.”