It’s easy to hate on the big cable companies, especially when they’re working to merge together into one superpower, but every now and then they go and so something good for customers. Today, Comcast announced that it’s adding 18 additional channels to its Xfinity TV Go application, which allows you to stream TV to computers or mobile devices. As a Comcast subscriber, I’ve found that it generally works really well – and I like having the option to stream CNBC on one of my monitors at work, for example, so I’m excited with the fresh content.
The lineup of new channels involves A&E, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, DIY Network, E!, Food Network, HGTV, HISTORY, mun2, Oxygen, Sprout, STARZ, Syfy, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV and USA Network. With the new additions there are now more than 50 streaming channels in the Xfinity TV Go application. Here’s why that’s awesome, at least to me: when I travel and I’m stuck in a hotel room, I often find that there’s a limitation on the channels I can watch. With the Xfinity TV Go app, I can just boot up my iPad and tune in to some of my favorite shows (like Property Brothers on HGTV).
As consumers start to cut cords for streaming options, it’s definitely noteworthy that cable companies are trying to keep up by making content as widely available as possible. It may also help move toward an Internet-only model, which we know HBO and other firms, like CBS, aren’t opposed to. If you subscribe to Comcast, you can access Xfinity TV by visiting http://Xfinity.com/TV and logging in – or by downloading the appropriate app for your device.