Comcast and LG Electronics USA today announced Xfinity TV customers will
be able to access their cable service via the Xfinity TV Partner app on
2017 and 2018 LG webOS Smart TVs beginning in 2018.
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Featuring the Emmy Award-winning X1 guide, the app will allow Xfinity TV
customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local
broadcast and Public, Educational and Governmental channels, as well as
their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over Comcast’s secure private
managed network on LG 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs led by the critically
acclaimed LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs.
“With our award-winning webOS user experience, Comcast customers will be
able to take advantage of an easy-to-use interface and fast application
performance on 2017 and 2018 webOS-enabled TVs,” said Matt Durgin, Head
of Content Innovation for LG Electronics USA. “Working with Comcast will
bring these experiences to our customers so they can seamlessly enjoy
their favorite content on our award-winning 4K Ultra HD TV line-up
without the need for a set-top box.”
Comcast launched the Xfinity TV Partner Program last year to expand the
range of retail devices Xfinity TV customers can use to access the
programming that is included with their subscription. Leveraging open
standard HTML5 technology, the Xfinity TV Partner Program provides a
common framework that smart TV, TV-connected and IP-enabled retail
device manufacturers can use to develop an Xfinity TV Partner app for
their device so that Xfinity TV customers can access their cable service
in their homes without the need to lease a set-top box from Comcast.
“We remain committed to giving Xfinity TV customers more options for
watching their favorite programming in the home, so we’re thrilled to
partner with LG to bring our app to their TVs,” said Michael Gatzke,
Vice President, Video Subscription Services, Comcast Cable. "We
recognize that today’s consumers are looking for more choices in how,
when and where they access their entertainment, and via partners like LG
we can expand the range of devices they can use in the home to do just
Comcast expects to launch a beta of the Xfinity TV Partner app on LG
Smart TVs, starting with 2017 models, early next year.
All LG Smart TV models feature the latest generation of LG’s
highly-acclaimed webOS Smart TV platform, which makes finding and
switching between limitless content options – including broadcast TV,
streaming services, a growing library of 4K and HDR programming and
external devices – simple and fast. For more information on LG’s home
entertainment lineup, visit http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video.
Partners who are interested in including the Xfinity TV Partner app on
their devices can visit https://developer.xfinity.com/cableapp or
contact Comcast directly via email at [email protected].
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About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force
and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and
mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and
innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances,
commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions
in the United States, all under LG's “Life’s Good” marketing theme.
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