Sling TV and Comcast are joining forces.
The on-demand and live TV service, which has helped many people ditch Comcast, will soon be integrated into the telecom giant’s Xfinity cable platform. All Sling TV packages will be available in an app on Xfinity’s X1 set-top box and prices will remain consistent,
“Sling TV’s debut on Comcast’s X1 is another step forward in our promise to consumers to be available on their favorite platforms,” Sling TV’s Chief Product Officer, Ben Weinberger, said in a press release. “For the first time, millions of Comcast customers will have access to new multicultural programming options as well as the full suite of Sling TV programming.”
Comcast has been steadily burying the hatchet with competitive services to avoid getting buried itself. Earlier this month, the company added rival Netflix to the X1 platform to give customers more of the on-demand options they’ve come to expect.
There is no concrete release date for Sling TV on the X1. The companies say they’re working on it and “will provide more details when the content is available to customers.”