Xfinity Stream now available on LG TVs

Comcast and LG have announced the launch of the Xfinity Stream beta app for 2019, 2018, and 2017 LG Smart TVs, allowing access to live, on demand, and cloud DVR programming included with an Xfinity TV subscription on LG 4K UHD Smart TVs (including LG OLED and LG NanoCell models) and HD Smart TVs, without needing to lease a traditional set-top box.

Xfinity Stream will enable Xfinity TV customers to browse the X1 guide which features “rich and immersive” graphics and imagery. Features also include access to recently watched programs, parental controls, destinations for TV shows, movies and sports, and easier browsing and discovery of new titles. It is possible to access and scroll through the guide on the same screen while watching live programming.

LG is a member of the Xfinity TV Partner Program which was initiated to expand the range of devices its customers can use to access programming included with at-home subscription packages. LG says that all content within Xfinity Stream for participating partner program devices is delivered over Comcast’s secure private managed network, enabling access to cable service on devices without needing a set-top box from Comcast.

You can learn more about LG’s OLED TVs – in screen sizes from 55 to 77 inches – at LG.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Th app is terrible.

    I use it on a roku tv.
    Hopefully it will come out of beta soon and be updated to work more like the actual xfinity box.

    Live tv doesn’t give the ability to pause.
    Watching recordings doesn’t offer a view of the recording while ff or rewinding.

    I’m probably just going to go get an additional box because I dislike the app so much.

  2. TonyD

    Th app is terrible.

    I use it on a roku tv.
    Hopefully it will come out of beta soon and be updated to work more like the actual xfinity box.

    Live tv doesn’t give the ability to pause.
    Watching recordings doesn’t offer a view of the recording while ff or rewinding.

    I’m probably just going to go get an additional box because I dislike the app so much.

    We use the app on Roku units attached to three displays in our house just to avoid the monthly rental cost of a box — we save $30 per month for those three boxes, so it paid for each Roku in 3 months. The beta app is quite clumsy compared to using a box, as you stated. Changing channels is a pain in the butt. It's been in beta for at least two years. We have boxes for our two most frequently used displays for that reason. I just cannot justify renting boxes for 5 displays, though.

    If we ever switch from Comcast to a live streaming service, I am all set because we have Roku units attached to all five displays, plus one Apple TV 4K in the main HT.

  3. TonyD

    I picked up a box for the bedroom tv t replace using the terrible app.
    The box is only and additional $5 a month.

    I am being charged $9.95 per month for the additional HD box, and we do not have a DVR. When I look at add-on services, it says connect an additional TV starting at $6.99 per month (which should be for their non-HD box).

  4. Scott their pricing appears to be regional.

    I’ve run into a more serious issue after only a little over a month on the service they have removed TCM and placed it into a mysterious sports and entertainment tier that I can’t even find on the website to see what it is.

    And my monthly bill which was quoted to me as about $154 out the door is now $185.
    There have been service fees and taxes that weren’t revealed to me when I went into the store to buy the tv and internet package.

  5. TonyD

    Scott their pricing appears to be regional.

    I’ve run into a more serious issue after only a little over a month on the service they have removed TCM and placed it into a mysterious sports and entertainment tier that I can’t even find on the website to see what it is.

    And my monthly bill which was quoted to me as about $154 out the door is now $185.
    There have been service fees and taxes that weren’t revealed to me when I went into the store to buy the tv and internet package.

    Yes, it appears their pricing is regional. Even with the higher equipment fees, I pay about $167 per month for TV, Internet and phone (it's their Triple Play package) — including all the fees and taxes. We get TCM, but I think I also have the sports & entertainment tier, since we get the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA networks, Big Ten Network, etc.

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