Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced the launch of Xfinity in UHD, a 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) On Demand programming app for 2014 Samsung UHD TVs. Debuting with full current seasons of TV shows from NBC and USA Network, the Xfinity in UHD app library will continue to expand with On Demand programming across multiple networks and studios and is completely free to Xfinity TV customers whose video subscription includes participating networks.
Beginning today, Xfinity TV customers with 2014 Samsung UHD TVs can simply download the Xfinity in UHD app from the SMART Hub, login using their Xfinity credentials, and immediately begin streaming, via the Internet, every episode of the current season from hit series including Chicago Fire (NBC), Suits and Covert Affairs (USA), with Parks and Recreation (NBC) set to debut in February. Additionally, customers can personalize viewing experiences within the app by setting parental controls, enabling closed captioning, and managing audio preferences.
"Our top priority is providing our customers with the best entertainment experiences, so we are excited to give them the opportunity to be among the first to enjoy current seasons of some of the most popular TV shows in pristine Ultra High-Definition," said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Services for Comcast Cable. "Next year, we will not only debut the full Xfinity in UHD catalog across our Xfinity TV Go platforms for all customers to enjoy, but we will begin distributing a new X1 set-top box that will deliver 4K content."
In addition to the Xfinity in UHD app for Samsung UHD TVs, Xfinity TV customers with 2012 Samsung Smart TVs or Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tabs can download the Xfinity TV app and enjoy tens of thousands of Xfinity On Demand choices from their favorite networks and studios.