Items tagged with Xfinity

Remember Dish Network’s Sling TV service? The streaming service launched to much fanfare earlier this year and secured 100,000 subscribers during its first month of availability. For a price of $20 per month, customers can access nearly twenty channels (including ESPN and TBS, and CNN) with the option to add themed packages like Movies and Sports for $5 each. Comcast is now launching its own service, called Stream, which gives Xfinity Internet customers access to roughly a dozen channels for $15 per month (this is paid in addition to your existing internet charges). The channel lineup will include... Read more...
With the failed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger firmly behind it, Comcast gave its customers a digital treat. But whether you see it that way will depend a lot on what Comcast services you and your family or friends use. The new Xfinity Share app is meant to let people record photos or video with their phone and stream them to a TV. More importantly, the app lets you stream live video to the TV over the Internet. (It can’t be long until this feature finds its way in to a horror movie.) Image credit: Comcast “We’re giving our customers the power to share special moments in their lives as they happen,”... Read more...
Last year, Comcast announced that the company was deploying its Xfinity Home Hotspot initiative that would turn a user’s home router into a public hotspot. However, the initiative was met with criticism and a pair of Comcast customers is suing the company claiming that the imitative poses risks to subscribers and that Comcast’s actions were carried out without their permission. The suit was filed in the US District Court in Northern California by Plaintiff Toyer Grear and daughter Joycelyn Harris. They are seeking to give their suit class action status for all Comcast customers whose wireless routers... Read more...
Good news for Comcast customers who have to travel a lot of live with someone who hogs the TV. Comcast has announced that it is rolling out its X1 DVR with cloud technology with the purpose of making it easier for customers to keep up with their shows. The X1 DVR comes with some new features that includes the ability to stream recordings to mobile devices and computers through the Xfinity TV app or Xfinity TV website. Users will also be able to download recorded shows and movies to their mobile device whenever they are connected to the internet. "These new features give our customers more flexibility... Read more...
Look out, ADT and Vivint. Comcast is getting into the home security and control business, and it’s hitting the ground running, thanks to its Xfinity services. The new Xfinity Home Control provides remote access to your thermostat and lighting, not to mention video monitoring you can view from afar. Given the company’s position as a cable and Internet provider, it makes sense that Comcast would move into other home-related services that play off its strengths and technologies. a Comcast is kicking off its Xfinity Home Control service with a $99.95 starter kit that includes equipment.... Read more...
We knew that Comcast was readying a new Internet service tier to compete with Verizon’s Quantum FiOS (300Mbps down, 65Mbps up, $205 per month), and now we have confirmation and some more details. Comcast announced Xfinity Platinum Internet, which promises almost exactly the same performance as Verizon, with 305Mbps down and 65Mbps up, and although the company made no mention of pricing, several reports have it pegged at a hair under 300 bucks a month? Is that a lot for speedy Internet? Yes. Is it substantially pricier than Verizon’s $205 per month offering? Double yes. Comcast hopes... Read more...
Comcast was always a major player in the cable / ISP space, but now it's almost unfair. These guys have managed to coerce even a monstrous company like Intel to team up with 'em, with their newest Xfinity TV set-top box being powered by none other than Chipzilla herself. Intel's CE media processor has been kicking around in one form or another for a few years now, but mostly it attracted attention at trade shows rather than consumer halls. But with media, content and streaming becoming such hot topics, the whole industry is ripe for an explosion in these kinds of chips. Comcast will be relying... Read more...
Are you a Comcast subscriber? Judging by their massive customer base, there's a pretty good chance you are, or at least that someone you know is. And if so, you've probably ventured out to try the new Xfinity TV app, which aims to extend the Pay-TV universe into the world of the iPad and iPhone. For Comcast subscribers, this is the easiest way to watch content on their mobile iOS device, and for Comcast, it's a way to continue to hang on to subscribers who may be thinking of dropping their service. Beginning today, customers using these devices and the iPad can download a new version of the Xfinity... Read more...
If there's a trend that's really on a roll in 2011, and it's one we're definitely into. The idea of having 20 remotes to handle everything that goes on in the living room is a tired one, and one that isn't really necessary now that smartphones are taking over. Comcast's Xfinity TV app has just made the shift to Android; prior to this, it was only available on iOS. This new release makes it available to an even broader audience, and it's free to Comcast digital TV subscribers. The app allows them to search and instantly find what to watch among thousands of choices -- including top movies and premium... Read more...
When we first reviewed the iPad, we felt that the potential was greater than what it offered at launch. The iPad has definitely grown into its own, becoming an excellent media consumption device that is becoming increasingly flexible as new applications are platforms are developed. Due to the hype surrounding it, a ton of companies are jumping to create apps that are compatible with Apple's tablet, and Comcast is no different. The company's Xfinity TV app was already impressive, but the most recent update makes it even more awesome. After having their app downloaded over 1 million times, Comcast... Read more...
As promised, Comcast's online television experiment is rolling out across the nation, part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative designed to keep cable companies relevant in a Web 2.0 world.Fancast Xfinity TV, as it's called, allows Comcast subscribers to legally watch certain shows online for the first time. For the time being, it's available only to customers who subscribe to both the company's digital cable and Internet services. Within about six months, it should be available to all cable subscribers, Comcast Interactive President Amy Banse told Reuters.About 30 networks including HBO,... Read more...