March 29, 2021
Disney+ and ESPN+ are launching on Xfinity, giving X1 and Flex customers access to the Disney+ library of movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, along with thousands of live sports events and original programming from ESPN+.
Additionally, ESPN+ is now available to Flex customers via the ESPN app, with plans to launch on X1 in the coming weeks.
X1 and Flex customers can access Disney+ or ESPN+ by saying “Disney+” or “ESPN+” into the Xfinity Voice Remote or by saying the name of a desired title from one of the streaming services. Xfinity customers will also be able to find the Disney+ and ESPN+ content libraries integrated throughout their user experience, including in collections such as “TV,” Movies,” “Sports” and more.
“With the launch of Disney+ and ESPN+, our X1 and Flex customers will now be able to enjoy all the best entertainment from today’s most popular streaming services on one device that makes it easy for them to find their favorite programming, or discover something new,” Rebecca Heap, SVP of video and entertainment for Comcast Cable, said in a statement.
“The launch of Disney+ and ESPN+ on Comcast’s Xfinity platforms comes at an opportune time with the new Disney+ Original series from Marvel Studios ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ in full swing, the return of coach Gordon Bombay in a new series ‘The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers,’ and ‘Secrets of the Whales’ from National Geographic premiering on Earth Day. It will be a big April on ESPN+ too with UFC 261, the start of MLB and MLS seasons, The Masters and more,” Michael Paull, president of Disney+ and ESPN+, said in a statement.
Xfinity delivers entertainment to customers via its X1 and Flex devices and through its leading Xfinity Internet service. Xfinity Flex is a 4K streaming device included with Xfinity Internet that extends the features of X1 to customers who prefer a streaming experience, as well as the ability to manage Xfinity WiFi, mobile, security and automation services — all controllable with the Xfinity Voice Remote.