Comcast Adds YouTube TV to Xfinity Flex

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PHILADELPHIA—Comcast has made a notable addition to its Xfinity Flex platform of streaming services for broadband-only customers by adding the virtual MPVD YouTube TV. 

New and existing YouTube TV customers can access the service on Flex by clicking on the app or with the voice control remote, Comcast said. 

YouTube TV offers access to more than 85 channels including major broadcast and popular cable networks along with local and national live sports, breaking news, live channels and unlimited cloud DVR.

“The launch of YouTube TV on Flex is another example of how we surround our broadband service with value, giving our customers access to all their preferred content and subscriptions on one device powered by our award-winning entertainment and voice platform,” said Colin Petrie-Norris, senior vice president, consumer entertainment, Xfinity.

YouTube TV joins hundreds of other streaming services available on the Flex platform as well as on XClass TV, Comcast’s new smart TV. 

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.