Comcast said its customers can use their TV Everywhere credentials to access two TV Everywhere apps -- HBO Go and Showtime Anytime – on the Amazon Fire TV box and Fire TV Stick (pictured).
Comcast also allows customers to access those TVE apps on a set of other TV-connected platforms, including Roku (support for Roku was added late last year), the Apple TV, Xbox One and via the Google Chromecast streaming adapters.
Comcast, which also supports most of the HBO and Showtime catalogs via its set-top VOD platform and on-demand and live streams via its Xfinity TV Go app and website, said it now authenticates more than 90 networks across 18 devices, numbers that “will continue to grow as new technologies and platforms emerge.”
“Our customers have access to one of the largest content libraries in the world and we’ll continue to make opportunities available for them to watch when and where they want,” Matt Strauss, Comcast Cable’s EVP and GM, video services, said in this blog post.
Speaking Monday (May 18) at at the the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston, Strauss noted that Comcast no longer defines a “TV” in its distribution agreements as viewership continues to reach a broadening array of device types. “You can’t define a TV by a screen size…it's any device that can render video securely,” he said.
Comcast’s Xfinity TV Go app is currently supported on Web browsers as well as iOS, Android and Amazon-powered mobile devices. Comcast has not announced plans to enable the Xfinity TV Go app on any TV-connected platforms.