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Comcast app gets rid of Xfinity cable box for LG smart TV owners

Comcast app gets rid of Xfinity cable box for LG smart TV owners

Comcast and LG have teamed up to make life easier for Xfinity TV subscribers who have one of the newest LG smart TVs. In the near future, those customers will be able to access their Xfinity TV cable service through the smart TVs directly using Comcast's Xfinity Partner app. The app will be supported by LG's 2017 and 2018 smart TVs running webOS.

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Verizon won’t buy Comcast, apocalypse averted

Verizon won’t buy Comcast, apocalypse averted

Throughout the year, the idea of Verizon purchasing either Chater or Comcast - two huge cable providers in the US - has been floated by all sorts of people. Analysts, financial experts, and even Verizon itself have all flirted with the idea, but those who were concerned that such a deal might actually go down are getting a bit of good news today. As it turns out, Verizon has abandoned efforts to buy up a cable company... at least for now.

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Comcast adds on-screen fantasy football scores and stats for Xfinity X1

Comcast adds on-screen fantasy football scores and stats for Xfinity X1

Comcast and CBS have jointly announced a new deal that'll benefit Xfinity X1 customers with a love for fantasy football. Comcast's partnership is specifically with CBS Sports Digital, and it puts stats and scores for fantasy football onto the screens of the games as they take place, assuming you're an X1 customer. The experience, as Comcast calls it, is rolling out to users now.

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Comcast X1 sports guide aggregates leagues, games and scores

Comcast X1 sports guide aggregates leagues, games and scores

Comcast has introduced a new guide for sports enthusiasts, one that makes it easy to find what you want to watch by offering content based on sports league, game, and score. Users can, as one example, select the NFL category, then from there view all of the NFL games that are on or will be airing soon. Teams, scores, and more are all readily offered directly within this new sports guide.

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Apple’s movie streaming plot will make theater chains furious

Apple’s movie streaming plot will make theater chains furious

It isn't exactly a secret that DVD and Blu-Ray sales are hurting, thanks in large part to streaming services like Netflix. To combat this, movie studios have been discussing paid video on demand strategies with companies like Apple and Comcast. What they're planning, though, is bound to leave theater chains furious.

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Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide this week

After launching on a limited scale back in May, Comcast is ready to roll out its Xfinity Mobile service nationwide. Today Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile is available in all of Comcast's service areas, bringing it online in rather large swathes across the country. Xfinity Mobile, as some of you already know, is a service billed as a less expensive and more flexible cellular option for folks who are existing Xfinity Internet subscribers.

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Comcast Verizon merger would truly be the darkest timeline

Comcast Verizon merger would truly be the darkest timeline

These days, you hear a lot of jokes on the internet about the citizens of the world (or at least the US) heading down the "darkest timeline." It's easy to believe it, too, with important things like healthcare and net neutrality potentially at risk through new legislation. Now, Citibank analyst Jason Bazinet has penned an opinion that Comcast should purchase Verizon, and if we aren't in the darkest timeline right now, we certainly will be if such a deal ever becomes a reality.

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LG X Charge launches on Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service

LG X Charge launches on Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service

LG has launched another phone in the US, this one being the LG X Charge offered through Comcast's Xfinity Mobile wireless service. The LG X Charge features the largest battery LG offers in a smartphone at 4,500mAh. The phone itself is quite large to match, sporting a 5.5-inch HD display, though the overall specs are modest. Anyone currently getting their wireless phone service through Xfinity Mobile will be able to buy the phone in some Xfinity Stores and through other destinations starting tomorrow.

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Comcast accused of cutting Internet cables to sabotage small ISP

Comcast accused of cutting Internet cables to sabotage small ISP

Comcast, one of the most hated companies in America, is at the heart of a new controversy after one small Texas telecom accused it of using sabotage methods to drive the company out of business. Comcast and some of its contractors were recently sued by Telecom Cable owner Anthony Luna, according to Courthouse News, alleging that Comcast cut Telecom's underground cables. Per the lawsuit's allegations, Comcast is said to have cut the cables faster than Telecom was able to repair them, and a mere 6 weeks later the company was forced to close up shop.

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Xfinity Mobile, Comcast’s wireless phone service, goes live

Xfinity Mobile, Comcast’s wireless phone service, goes live

Early last month, Comcast officially introduced its mobile phone service that had long been rumored: Xfinity Mobile. The service is now open to customers who want to sign up, giving Comcast faithfuls a new potential way to get mobile phone service at a decent $45/month rate. There are some 'catches,' though, in a sense: you must be an Xfinity Internet customers to sign up for the service, and obviously that means you also have to live within one of the markets that Comcast services.

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Your Hue lights now play nicer (and smarter) with Xfinity Home

Your Hue lights now play nicer (and smarter) with Xfinity Home

If you've embraced the smart home with Philips' Hue connected lights, and you're an Xfinity Home subscriber, your fancy lighting options are now becoming even cleverer. The two companies have announced a deal this morning which sees Hue light control brought under the umbrella of the Xfinity Home app. There, it joins IoT gadgets like Nest's smart thermostat and August's connected locks.

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Comcast Xfinity xFi turn sgateway into a Wi-Fi control center

Comcast Xfinity xFi turn sgateway into a Wi-Fi control center

Gone are the days when homes had at most one or two connected devices. Excluding the growing army of smart home devices, each household would have at least one main computer, two or more smartphones, one "family use" tablet, and maybe more. As that number continues to rise, home owners are faced with tasks and challenges no different from network administrators. To make those tasks less daunting, Comcast is launching its new Xfinity xFi, a veritable command center for managing your home Wi-Fi network.

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