Comcast will soon let you stream live TV channels outside your home via mobile device apps, starting with a selection of 35 channels including CNN, ESPN, National Geographic Channel, and Fox News. There is one catch though in that you’ll need to stream via Wi-Fi (not through cellular networks), which may be a blessing in disguise if you’re prone to go over your monthly data limits.
This week Comcast is expected to replace their Xfinity TV Player App with a new app called Xfinity TV Go. The current app is available for both Google Android and Apple iOS devices, so we fully expect Xfinity TV Go to launch for both major platforms.
Upon launch, networks available to watch live outside your home will 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 Network, 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.
Comcast also allows live TV steaming via their website URL at Xfinity.com/TV. However, the channel selections are limited and do not include all the networks you subscribe to in your Xfinity TV service plan.
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