The always-evolving Google Chromecast has gotten another new feature. Comcast’s Xfinity TV Go service is now available meaning Chromecast owners can ‘cast’ the Xfinity channels from a laptopn onto another TV screen.
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Comcast’s Xfinity TV Go service is now available using the Chrome browser and the Google Chromecast.
The Chrome addition will allow Comcast video subscribers to stream 53 live channels on their laptops. Using an extension in the Chrome browser, Comcast subs can also ‘cast’ the channels from the laptop directly onto a TV screen if they have a Google Chromecast connected to the set. (Comcast XFinity TV Go has been available as apps on mobile devices.)
Google Chromecast, a small dongle which costs $35, can stream Internet video from your laptop or mobile device straight to your TV. The device does not require a separate set-top or Smart TV. The small dongle is connected to your TV’s HDMI port and is then connected to your home wireless network.
Comcast is now enabling its subscribers who have a Chromecast to ‘cast’ the 53 live channels to a TV at another location while away from home, assuming he brought his Chromecast with him. In addition, you could watch the 53 live channels on a TV in the house that does not have a Comcast set-top connected to it; you could use the Chromecast as your set-top, for the 53 channels at least.
The 53 live channels include ESPN, Fox News, CNN, A&E, Fox Sports 1, MSNBC and FX.
The Chrome support will allow subscribers to watch the 53 live channels on a laptop while away from home.
To use both the Chrome and Chromecast services, a Comcast subscriber must ‘authenticate’ his subscription by typing in his account user name and password.