Good news for customers of Comcast’s Xfinity Flex platform! As of Thursday, you can now stream Hulu and Hulu (No Ads).
In addition, the official announcement also revealed that Hulu will be rolling out on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform in the coming weeks.
Xfinity Flex is a set-top box style streaming device that customers of Comcast’s broadband service can use to access various streaming services. The arrival of Hulu on the platform should further expand its current list of supported services, which already include big names like Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Showtime, and Amazon Prime Video, among many others.
Other popular services like Disney Plus, Spotify, CBS All Access, and Sling TV have yet to be supported on Xfinity Flex.
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Hulu’s Arrival on Xfinity X1
According to a Comcast press release, Hulu will also be making its way to Comcast’s Xfinity X1. It should be noted, however, that neither Comcast nor Hulu provided a definite time frame for the X1 launch, other than saying that support will be rolling out in the “coming weeks.”
Apart from the expected X1 rollout, Comcast has also announced plans to integrate Hulu with its Xfinity Voice Remote. Once this is done, it should allow users to access or navigate the Hulu app using only voice commands, similar to Amazon’s Alexa.
Busy month for Comcast
The last three weeks have seen Comcast introduce several changes to its current plans and services, mainly as a response to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the US.
Just a few days ago, America’s biggest Internet service provider had announced that it was offering Xfinity WiFi hotspots across all states free of charge even for those who have not subscribed to any Xfinity Internet plan.
The company has also decided to pause its data limit plans for a two-month period. This will effectively grant all of its users access to unlimited data, with no extra fees, for 60 days.
On top of that, Comcast has also promised not to disconnect any user’s Internet connection or charge late fees within the 60-day period. That is, as long as the customer informs Comcast that they can’t pay their bills within the two-month duration.
“During this extraordinary time, it is vital that as many Americans as possible stay connected to the Internet — for education, work, and personal health reasons,” said Dave Watson, CEO of Comcast Cable.
“Our employees also live and work in virtually every community we serve, and we all share the same belief that it’s our Company’s responsibility to step up and help out.”
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