Comcast Adds Apple TV+ to Xfinity and Smart TV Platforms

By Jessica Lerner 

Apple TV+ is coming to Comcast’s U.S.-based entertainment platforms, including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and XClass TV. 

Over the next few days, Apple TV+ will be accessible on Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and XClass TV and will eventually be available on all qualifying devices. In December, Apple TV+ became available on Sky devices in the United Kingdom and Europe, according to a press release.

Apple will provide Xfinity customers with a free preview of some of its most popular Apple TV+ original shows and films across X1, Flex, and Stream from March 15-21, with no sign-up or sign-in necessary. That preview will include the first seasons of several Apple TV+ series, as well as the platform’s original movie, Greyhound.


“With the launch of Apple TV+, our customers now have access to all of today’s most popular streaming services through our aggregated user experience and award-winning voice technology.” said Sam Schwartz, Comcast’s chief business development officer, in a statement. “By leveraging our global technology platform, our partners can distribute apps on one tech stack to reach tens of millions of viewers.”

Customers can access Apple TV+ simply speaking “Apple TV+” or the name of a desired title from the streaming service into their voice remote.
“Apple TV+ offers the highest quality programming from the finest creators in the world, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is on the big TV in your living room,” said Peter Stern, Apple’s vp of services, in a statement. “Our work with Comcast lights up that experience for tens of millions of new devices, and we are thrilled that so many Comcast customers have a compelling way to enjoy their new favorite shows on Apple TV+.”