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Apple TV has a new streaming app that Comcast Xfinity subscribers will love

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Xfinity Stream Apple Tv (Image credit: Comcast)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV has a new streaming app that Xfinity subscribers will love.
  • The Xfinity Stream app allows people to stream content to their Apple TV over the internet.
  • Both live and on-demand content is supported by the new app.

Comcast Xfinity subscribers can now watch their live and on-demand content on their Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD hardware for the first time thanks to a newly-released app.

The official Xfinity Stream app is a free download and brings much of what the Xfinity box can do to the Apple TV. That includes watching live television as well as on-demand content, both of which will be streamed via the internet over Wi-Fi or Ethernet depending on your setup.

Xfinity's redesigned Stream app is launching first on the Apple TV platform, and features a new, more intuitive user interface. The new UI is designed to simplify content discovery through editorial recommendations along with a personalization algorithm that allows customers to continue watching their favorite shows and movies across platforms and devices.

The new app is a free download and can be downloaded from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. It's actually the same app as the one that's already available on iPhone and iPad, but now with an added Apple TV version for good measure.

The Apple TV 4K is currently the best Apple TV the company makes, but rumors are abound that a new version is in the works. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently claimed that an upgraded Apple TV device is being worked on that would use the A14 Bionic chip and gain more RAM than the previous version — likely helping the device play more advanced Apple Arcade games.

The new Apple TV, code-named J255, is in development with an A14 chip and an additional gigabyte of RAM. That compares with the A12 chip announced as part of the 2021 Apple TV last year and could be useful for additional gaming capabilities rolling out in tvOS 16.

If you want to enjoy Xfinity Stream in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.