Comcast isn’t the first pay TV operator to go down this route.The XFINITY home page has undergone something of a facelift in the past few years.
"Not everybody is going to want a full pay-TV bundle." But where Stream is ostensibly similar to over-the-top services such as Sling, there are fundamental differences between the two.
Comcast customers will be able to stream Xfinity TV programming to select Roku streaming devices, Roku TVs and 2016 Samsung smart TVs later this year, the company announced Wednesday.
Comcast also announced a consumer electronics partner program that aims to bring the service to devices from additional manufacturers.
Sling offers access to cable networks such as ESPN, where the only cable network included with Stream is HBO.
Comcast is getting ready for a world without set-top boxes: The cable giant has struck deals with Roku and Samsung to bring its Xfinity TV service to the company’s devices.