Students who live on campus can now watch live TV, On Demand and recorded programming across devices
Comcast is bringing its Xfinity On Campus service to Western Washington University, allowing students to watch live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, smart phones and – new this year – Roku players.
The service is included with room and board for approximately 4,000 students living on-campus in Bellingham, Wash.
“Accessing Xfinity Stream is appealing for students because it doesn’t require any Comcast-owned equipment or waiting for an installation,” said Amy Lynch, regional vice president of Comcast’s Washington region. “Once they sign up, they can start streaming immediately.”
Western is now the fourth Xfinity on Campus location joining Gonzaga, Pacific Lutheran University and Seattle Pacific University. As schools with Xfinity On Campus have seen, the service is easy and cost-effective for a university’s IT department to maintain. To register for the service, students can visit http://comca.st/2tIvnY1, type in their school name and authenticate with their student user name and password. Once registered, students can watch their programming anytime by downloading the Xfinity Stream app or by visiting https://tv.xfinity.com and logging in with their student credentials.
Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live channels including every major broadcast network, as well as channels such as AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, ESPN, FX and MTV through Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and portal. The service also includes access to thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies via Xfinity On Demand. While off campus, students can use the Xfinity Stream app to access the TV Everywhere programming that’s part of their subscription.