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WatchESPN finally streams to Comcast customers, but not on A
WatchESPN finally streams to Comcast customers, but not on Android The short list of TV and internet providers that support ESPN's TV Everywhere play, WatchESPN, just grew by one with the addition of Comcast to a list that already included Time Warner, Bright House and Verizon. Part of a deal reached back in January, ESPN has managed to tie its live streaming service in with Comcast's Xfinity TV protocols, similar to the adjustments made by HBO to open up HBO Go streaming on the Xbox 360. One downside however is that for the moment Comcast customer access is restricted to the website (XfinityTV.com access is coming soon) and iPad / iPhone apps (an update is required first). The Android app that launched a year ago is, for the moment, not supported, although access there is promised "in the coming months." As we heard in January this just the beginning, as similar Watch services will be rolling out for Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior as part of the mouse company's TV+ program. For now those live feeds of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com (Buzzer Beater and Goal Line are available in their respective seasons) will have to do however, as the channels and cable services try to add more features and access to keep subscribers happy, or at least still paying, whether they're at home or away. hope wowway get this realy soon or will lose people and thay will go to comcast in il »www.engadget.com/2012/05/08/watc···comcast/
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WatchESPN is now available to Comcast Xfinity TV customers with iPads and iPhones
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By Chris Reidy, Globe Staff
Comcast Corp. said its Xfinity TV customers can now access ESPN live streaming content via the WatchESPN app and on Comcasts XfinityTV.com, something that could be of interest to sports fans as the National Basketball Association play-offs heat up and the Major League baseball season heads into the summer.
Customers who receive ESPNs networks as part of their Xfinity video subscription can now stream games as well as associated coverage live from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU from their iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch devices, or opt to watch them online.
The new options are a result of Comcasts ongoing relationship with the Walt Disney Co. ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of Disney.
Matt Strauss, Comcast Cables senior vice president for digital and emerging platforms, said in a statement, The launch of WatchESPN is the first of many launches that we will partner on with Disney, further reinforcing our TV Everywhere commitment.
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