Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app for Apple TV lets you stream live TV, DVR content and on-demand video

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app allows you to stream live TV channels, access DVR content and watch on-demand video on your Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K.

The home screen of the Xfinity Stream app for Apple TV is showcasing several editorial recommendations, including Featured and Popular Movies along with a Recently Watched section
The Xfinity Stream app for Apple TV | Image: Comcast
  • Now Xfinity TV subscribers can easily stream their favorite shows and movies, record shows, access DVR content and watch live TV on their Apple TV.
  • The redesigned app brings a simpler interface, with Comcast pointing out it’s launching first on the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K before other platforms.
  • There are editorial recommendations and a personalization algorithm that lets you continue watching shows and movies across platforms and devices.

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app launches on the Apple TV

You can even record shows to watch later via DVR-like functionality and easily pick up from where you left off in a series. The new Stream app has a refreshed interface that’s easier to use and focused on making it easy to discover new stuff to watch. You’ll see editorial recommendations and other collections meant to make it easier to figure out what to watch next. You can access content included in your Xfinity TV subscription, including 250+ channels of live sports and news alongside top networks and thousands of on-demand shows and movies. Head to an Xfinity support page detailing how to get started with the Stream app.

Michael DelCiello, SVP of Strategic Development, says in Comcast’s press release that the new experience is launching first on Apple TV. The streamlined interface is designed to make it easier to “find something to watch—whether that means getting back to a favorite show or movie, or finding something new.” The app is a continuation of an earlier Apple-Comcast partnership which brought Apple’s TV app to Comcast’s cable boxes, including the Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and XClass TV.

The overhauled Xfinity Stream app is available for free. [App Store link]