Comcast’s reside TV app has doubled its channel rely in a yr
Cable corporations like Comcast have lengthy touted “TV In all places” that is out there every time and wherever clients are, however quite a few restrictions typically made that moniker onerous to take. In 2015, its declare being pushed more durable by extra than simply Netflix and Amazon, as competing web-solely TV providers like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue will even have a number of the similar channels. Comcast’s Xfinity TV Go app has been making an attempt to vary that notion and now the corporate is saying it is greater than doubled the quantity of channels out there because it launched somewhat over a yr in the past. Current additions together with AMC, Showtime, BBC America, and The Climate Channel have simply pushed the channel rely up over 70 from the unique rely of 35 — and that is anticipated to continue to grow.
With out being particular, TV All over the place Senior Director Vito Forlenza famous report breaking stats throughout occasions just like the Sochi Olympics and World Cup, and stated entry to extra content material is coming in 2015. The iOS and Android apps have been downloaded greater than eleven million occasions, and Comcast says greater than thirty % of Xfinity TV subscribers are utilizing the service month-to-month at a mean of greater than seven hours per thirty days.
Up to now the previous-guard of TV hasn’t grow to be synonymous with permitting clients selection on watching the best way they need to in the best way Netflix and others have, however the Xfinity app additionally has entry to a whole lot of video on-demand, and a few of it may be downloaded for offline viewing, which most streaming providers aren’t providing but. In fact, a few of the channels even have their very own apps, however with the ability to get the feeds in a single place is handy. HBO Go with out cable is coming quickly (and Showtime could be proper behind it), we’ll see if the present giants of TV can hold including sufficient content material choices to maintain clients happier once they produce other decisions on learn how to watch.