Xfinity VOD Service Coming to Roku and Others

Posted by at 2:34 pm on October 7, 2011

Comcast will bring its Xfinity video-on-demand service to consoles other than just the Xbox 360 as well as other TVs and set-tops. These include Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PS3, as well as LG and Samsung TVs along with the Roku media hub. Comcast Converged Products president Sam Schwartz revealed these plans at a panel on Thursday.

“We want to be on screens that consumers want us to be on,” Schwartz said.

The Xbox Xfinity interface will allow users to scroll through titles with the game controller and the UI will display cover art of music. Navigation can also be done using the Kinect add-on with simple gesture controls or voice commands.

Schwartz also talked about Comcast’s Xcalibur project. It provides Internet-connected apps like weather, traffic, Pandora and Facebook. The trial is underway in 1,000 households in Augusta, Georgia

4 Comments for “Xfinity VOD Service Coming to Roku and Others”

  1. Cheryl Fischer

    When will the XFinity app be available for ROKU users?

  2. MMK Schmidt

    When WHEN will comcast xfinity offer HBO go on Roku? This is keeping me from enjoying my subscription to HBO. I cannot use OnDemand with my cable card and Tivo (even though I’m supposed to be able to, technicians have given up). I want to be able to see my shows! Please add this!

  3. JErry Keller

    Jerry Keller writes:
    All other cable companies allow use of Roku with HBO GO, When will comcast?

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