October 28, 2021
Comcast has added the Apple TV+ subscription streaming video service to its broadband-based Xfinity X1 set-top platform. The addition now adds the $4.99 service to a platform that includes Peacock, YouTube, Hulu, Spotify, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Prime Video.
As a result, Apple TV+, which launched a week ahead of Disney+ in 2019, will also be available on Comcast platforms Flex and Sky Glass, among others. Comcast said that the Xfinity Stream app will also be available on Apple devices. The app enables Xfinity subscribers to stream broadcast channels, cable channels, recorded programming and video-on-demand without the need of a set-top boxes.
“We’re working together with our partners to deliver the best apps and experiences on our platforms,” CEO Brian Roberts said on the earnings call. “And our teams are sharing capabilities and collaborating across the Company collectively drawing on our scale and leadership and broadband aggregation and streaming to innovate and profitably serve new and existing customers.”