“We’re pleased to partner with Comcast in bringing their Xfinity TV application to Sony Android TVs, allowing our customers to directly access great content on Sony 4K HDR TVs,” said Kevin Brinkman, director of product marketing, TV & projector at Sony. “We look forward to working closely with Comcast to deliver consistently high-quality programming to our best-in-class smart TVs, combining Android TV streaming with the immersion of 4K HDR experiences via their advanced managed network.”
Last year, Comcast launched the Xfinity TV Partner Programme to expand the range of retail devices that Xfinity TV customers can use to access the programming that is included with their subscription. The Xfinity TV Partner Program leverages open-standard HTML5 technology, providing a common framework for smart TV, TV-connected and IP-enabled retail device manufacturers to develop an Xfinity TV Partner app for their devices, without the need to lease a traditional set-top box from Comcast.
"We remain focused on providing our customers with more choice and flexibility in how, when and where they access the content included with their Xfinity TV subscription,” said Mike Gatzke, vice president, video subscription services, Comcast Cable. “Providing our customers with the highest quality entertainment experiences across devices remains a top priority, so we are thrilled to partner with Sony to give our customers access to the Xfinity TV app directly on Sony Smart TVs.”
Comcast expects to launch the Xfinity TV Partner app on Sony Android TVs in 2018.