Roku said Tuesday that it is releasing a beta version of a new Xfinity TV app for U.S. Roku players, bringing Xfinity cable TV subscribers the ability to access programming they have subscribed to without the need of a cable box.

The app is said to feature an immersive guide with rich graphics, imagery, personalized recommendations and detailed information for tens of thousands of movies and TV shows. It will give Xfinity subscribers with Roku devices the ability to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as cloud DVR recordings from Comcast’s secure private managed network.

Read more on Roku’s new Xfinity TV beta app after the jump:

According to a blog posting from Roku, the Xfinity TV beta app gives customers the ability to use and explore the beta Roku channel while Comcast continues to test, refine and improve the experience.

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To try the app on the Roku platform, users can search for the Roku Xfinity TV beta app in the Roku library.  Initially, the Xfinity TV beta app will be available on Roku TV models and all Roku players released in the last couple years including the Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600), Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Ultra, Roku 4 (model 4400), Roku 3 (model 4230 and 4200), and Roku 2 (model 4210).

The company said it is working to add compatibility with additional Roku player models in time for the official launch later this year.

Roku will gather user feedback on the Xfinity TV beta app through its web site, here.

By Greg Tarr


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