Streaming television pioneers XUMO today announced that the free, ad-supported TV (FAST) service, which delivers live and on-demand TV and movie channels, is now available over the Internet on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, the company’s largest pay-TV partnership to date. XUMO will now be available on popular Android TV-supported devices, including Sony smart TV models, Nvidia Shield, and Xiaomi Mi Box. This partnership will increase the availability of XUMO in the U.S. to more than 30 different devices.

X1 customers can access XUMO by saying the word into an X1 voice remote. XUMO is still available on Xfinity Flex, Comcast’s recently launched service for Internet-only customers that enables streaming entertainment on the big screen, while also offering a TV-connected device to manage a digital home.

“We’re focused on bringing our service to the most popular devices available and have expanded to a record number of new platforms this year alone,” noted XUMO’s senior vice president of product, Chris Hall. “Partners like Comcast are embracing FAST apps like XUMO that provide easy access to a wealth of additional top-quality programming. Providing expanded live channel options for customers on Xfinity X1 and Flex, Android TV and our entire app portfolio is core to our mission to provide the best free entertainment experience available in streaming today.”

XUMO says that its expansion and support of new platforms, such as pay-TV providers and connected devices, means that the FAST service is coming to more viewers. XUMO offers “as-it-happens” news and events, and holds a substantial library of on-demand movies, quality programming, and full seasons of shows like Unsolved Mysteries, Forensic Files and animated series Black Jack.

 

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I've looked at XUMO rather recently (this week, actually) and I still think Pluto TV is the better of the two. Better UI and content.
 

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My LG TV integrates these with the broadcast stations so I check them out often, but I wish they’d get the proper frame rate for video material. It’s a rarity online but it is possible; I do all my YouTube uploads in 60fps now.