This week, Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app for iOS was updated with an important new feature. Users can now stream content to a compatible device, such as an Apple TV, Smart TV, or other set-top box with built-in AirPlay, starting today.
According to Comcast’s website, the latest version of Xfinity Stream now supports AirPlay, which is an Apple-created wireless protocol for streaming media between devices. This means that Xfinity customers can now begin watching live, on-demand, or DVR recordings on the iOS app before wirelessly streaming them to the TV.
While AirPlay 2 is enabled by default on the most recent Apple devices, third-party TVs and set-top boxes also support Apple’s wireless protocol. This includes the most recent AOC, LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL, VIZIO, and Roku Smart TVs.
Customers with Xfinity can now use AirPlay to stream and share content from the Xfinity Stream app, such as live news and sports, on-demand movies and shows, and DVR recordings, directly to Apple TV 4K and other AirPlay-enabled devices.
Comcast launched the Apple TV+ app across its entertainment platforms last year. The Xfinity Stream app for Apple TV has also been released, allowing users to watch all content using only Apple’s set-top box.
We are still committed to giving our Xfinity TV customers more options and flexibility. We’re giving them new ways to enjoy their programming in and out of the house by adding AirPlay functionality to the Xfinity Stream app.
Apple’s website has a list of all AirPlay 2 compatible third-party devices. Install the most recent version of the Xfinity Stream app, which is available on the App Store.