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Disney takes Hulu control: Here’s what it means to your shows

Disney takes Hulu control: Here’s what it means to your shows

Comcast is handing over full control of Hulu to Disney, a move that could have big implications for which of your favorite shows you can watch on the streaming service. The deal sees Disney take full operational control of Hulu moving forward, as well as a shuffling in the licenses to NBCUniversal shows.

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Comcast Xfinity Flex streaming service is for Internet-only customers

Comcast Xfinity Flex streaming service is for Internet-only customers

Comcast has introduced Xfinity Flex, its own streaming television and video service. The new platform brings Internet-only customers the opportunity to get live streaming TV and on-demand videos without signing up for the Xfinity X1 service. Comcast calls Xfinity Flex a 'streaming platform,' one offering an integrated guide with direct access to other popular services, including Prime Video and Netflix.

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AT&T and Comcast form first ever anti-robocall tag team

AT&T and Comcast form first ever anti-robocall tag team

Fraudulent robocallers, your days are numbered. Or at least that's what AT&T and Comcast are telling the sources of these calls designed to con people. In what is being touted as the nation's first, the two providers are joining forces to combat such kinds of robocalls by authenticating not just calls happen within their respective networks but also those that cross the lines between the two.

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Xfinity Mobile default PIN helps customers get hacked easily

Xfinity Mobile default PIN helps customers get hacked easily

PIN codes and passwords these days are considered to be the least reliable method of securing accounts but they are still better than nothing at all. That said, an easily guessed code is just as bad as having nothing. Perhaps mistaking the list of worst passwords for the list of best passwords, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile network has decided to implement a default PIN of "0000" for all customers, which has, unsurprisingly, led to quite a number of hijacked numbers and even identity theft.

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Comcast users Windows Update issues temporarily fixed

Comcast users Windows Update issues temporarily fixed

The latest Windows Update message facing some users is an error. The old "Error encountered, We'll continue to check daily for newer updates" appeared with the message "We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure that you're connected to the Internet." If this is something you've seen in Windows Update this week, you're not alone. Let's see how we can get a temporary fix.

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FCC’s Net Neutrality kill didn’t increase broadband investment

FCC’s Net Neutrality kill didn’t increase broadband investment

There's good news and there's bad news when it comes to the fallout after the FCC's kill of Net Neutrality. We expected the worst - that internet providers would start making companies pay for fast lanes and that lower-class content would get caught behind throttled speed internet. That didn't happen - or at least it didn't happen to the degree to which we were worried, yet. The bad new is that none of the GOOD stuff the FCC promised has happened.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast Xfinity X1 platform gets YouTube 4K Ultra HD streaming

Comcast is back with another update for its Xfinity X1 entertainment platform: YouTube in 4K quality. According to the company, "YouTube" has been one of the most commonly used voice commands since the app's arrival on the X1 platform. With this new support, customers with compatible TVs are able to stream content from the video site in Ultra HD 4K quality.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 Amazon Prime Video integration finally arrives

Comcast Xfinity X1 Amazon Prime Video integration finally arrives

Comcast is bringing Amazon Prime Video to its Xfinity X1 platform, the company has announced. The new support will give Xfinity X1 customers direct access to Amazon's video content, including originals like The Man in the High Castle. Prime Video will be supported by the platform's voice remote, as well, enabling customers to access the content they want by simply speaking.

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Comcast set-top box for cord cutters may double as smart home hub

Comcast set-top box for cord cutters may double as smart home hub

Comcast is developing products to target its cord-cutting customers, according to a new report. The alleged platform is intended for customers who only have a broadband Internet subscription, though it'll be an uphill battle against established competitors like Roku and Netflix. Comcast's alleged products will include a set-top box.

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Comcast X1 gets Ticketmaster for finding and buying concert tickets

Comcast X1 gets Ticketmaster for finding and buying concert tickets

Comcast has teamed up with Ticketmaster to bring concert ticket purchases directly to the Xfinity X1 system. The new feature is available to subscribers with the Xfinity X1 service, enabling them to view concert tour dates and, if they find one they like, request tickets for it through their TV. The system integrates purchasing and utilizes a text message code that is used to finalize the purchase online.

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Comcast expands Xfinity X1 with three more ESPN sports networks

Comcast expands Xfinity X1 with three more ESPN sports networks

Comcast has teamed up with ESPN to launch three additional sports networks on its Xfinity X1 platform: ACC Network Extra, ESPN3, and SEC Network+. The expansion enables subscribers to stream these channels over the Internet, getting their fix of college football and other live sports events throughout the year.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast has teamed up with Amazon to offer Prime Video on its Xfinity X1 platform, giving subscribers direct access to the video streaming service. This is the first time Amazon Prime Video will be available on an MVPD platform in the United States, according to Comcast, which says its customers will be able to control the video app using the X1 Voice Remote.

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