Comcast has announced the availability of its set-top-free Xfinity Stream service on LG smart TVs.
The Xfinity Stream app lets users watch live, on-demand and cloud-DVR pay TV service, delivering most of the features found in Cocmast’s flagship X1 experience, without a proprietary set-top, save for key elements like Voice Remote. Xfinity Stream relies on streamed content delivered over managed network.
The app is now usable on LG 4K Ultra HD and HD smart TVs made from 2017-2019 and running the webOS operating system.
The debut of the LG app expands access for Xfinity Stream, which had previously been available for Roku connected devices and enabled smart TVs, as well as Samsung smart TVs.
The LG app was long in the making. In 2017, LG joined Comcast’s Xfinity TV Partner Program, which develops apps for Comcast’s service that eschew set-tops.
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