Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Comcast launches Xfinity TV Store with cable box movie purchases

updated 06:03 am EST, Wed November 20, 2013

Xfinity TV Store offers movies weeks before DVD releases

Comcast has launched a service that sells movie and TV show streams and downloads to customers on set-top boxes, one that leaked late last week. The Comcast Xfinity TV Store extends Comcast's existing video-on-demand free and rental offerings with an option to have purchases permanently viewable in the future.

Spotted by Engadget, the Xfinity TV Store allows for purchases to take place through the cable box itself or through the web-based version of the store, with prices appearing to be in line with other competing services. Content can also be downloaded to an iOS or Android device via its supporting app, though it currently does not support HD streaming or playback from a mobile device. The service also boasts that a number of films will be available to buy weeks before their respective DVD or Blu-ray releases.

Customers choosing to unsubscribe from all Xfinity services will be able to retain their purchases, but will have 60 days to transfer their account from a Comcast ID-based version to an Xfinity On Demand-specific account.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Razer Kraken Pro headset

Gaming headphones are a challenge to get right, for a long list of reasons that are unique to the consumer buying them. Some shoppers ...

Patriot Aero Wireless Mobile Drive

Regardless of how large a tablet you buy, you always want more space. There's always one more movie or another album you'd cram on, if ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News