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Comcast Adds More Than 20 FAST Channels To Xfinity Stream

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Xfinity customers now have access to more than 20 free, ad-supported streaming TV channels. FAST channels, as they often referred to, have become a popular option recently. Not just for users but also for companies to bolster their services and products.

For example, Google recently announced that its Google TV streaming platform was getting a major live TV boost through the introduction of a huge number of FAST channels from the likes of Tubi, Plex and Haystack News.

Now Xfinity has announced a similar move for its customers by opening up access to more than 20 FAST channels consisting of NBC News NOW, Sky News, and 19 Xumo-branded channels. Not only are there no costs associated with these channels but they are also available to all Xfinity customers, and irrespective of whether subscribed to Xfinity Video.

According to Comcast, the new channels collectively result in Xfinity customers getting access to content “spanning genres such as comedy, crime TV, black cinema, lifestyle, reality TV, game shows, kids and more.”

For those interested in checking out the new free, ad-supported channels, they are all now accessible within the Xfinity Stream app on Android, Fire TV, and iOS, or directly through Comcast says that support for additional platforms is coming soon, and that it plan to add even more free, ad-supported channels in the future.

For those that are paying for live TV through Xfinity, they will find that the new channels have been integrated into the channel guide making it easy to switch between the selection of free and paid channels.

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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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