LG Brings Xfinity Stream App To WebOS Smart TVs
Comcast and LG Electronics USA launched Thursday the Xfinity Stream beta app for 2019, 2018, and 2017 LG Smart TVs.
The Xfinity Stream app will give LG TV owners the ability to access live, on demand, and cloud DVR programming included with their Xfinity TV cable subscriptions on LG 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs without the need of a separate traditional or thin-client set-top-box.
LG said supported TVs will include its lines of 4K LG OLED, LED-LCD NanoCell TVs and other webOS-based HD Smart TVs.
Xfinity Stream on LG 4K Ultra HD and Standard HD Smart TVs will let Xfinity TV subscribers browse, for and select channels and content using Comcast’s X1 guide.
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The graphical user interface features rich and immersive graphics and imagery and offers quick access to most recently watched programming. The app is said to provide easy-to-set-up parental controls; one-of-a-kind destinations for TV shows, movies, sports, kids, and more. Users will also have the ability to access and scroll through the guide listings while watching live programming on the same screen.
LG is a member of the Xfinity TV Partner Program that is expanding the range of retail devices Xfinity TV customers can use to access its subscription cable programming at home.
According to the announcement: “all content within Xfinity Stream for participating partner program devices is delivered over Comcast’s secure private managed network, enabling customers to access and enjoy their cable service on devices like LG Smart TVs, without the need to lease a traditional set-top box from Comcast.”
By Greg Tarr
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