Comcast adds Disney+ and ESPN+ to Xfinity

Comcast has agreed a partnership with Disney to rollout Disney+ and ESPN+ to its Xfinity pay TV customers in the US.

The entertainment and sports apps will be available on the X1 and Flex platforms, with full Xfinity voice integration – meaning that users can search for specific shows across both Disney+ and ESPN+.

Disney will hope that the integration with Xfinity will help to add to its 95 million Disney+ subscribers, while the streamers become the latest to be added to the Xfinity platform which already offers the likes of Peacock, Netflix, Paramount+ and HBO Max.

Rebecca Heap, senior vice president, Video and Entertainment, Comcast Cable, said: “With the launch of Disney+ and ESPN+, our X1 and Flex customers will now be able to enjoy all the best entertainment from today’s most popular streaming services on one device that makes it easy for them to find their favorite programming, or discover something new.”

Michael Paull, president, Disney+ and ESPN+, said: “The launch of Disney+ and ESPN+ on Comcast’s Xfinity platforms comes at an opportune time with the new Disney+ Original series from Marvel Studios The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in full swing, the return of Coach Gordon Bombay in a new series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, and Secrets of the Whales from National Geographic premiering on Earth Day. It will be a big April on ESPN+ too with UFC 261, the start of MLB and MLS seasons, The Masters, and more.”

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