EA Partners With Comcast For Xfinity Games, Game Streaming For X1 Platform
EA and Comcast present Xfinity Games; game streaming for select X1 customers.
Comcast has seen the value in the future of streaming video games and will be implementing their own solution to capitalize on it. Comcast will have servers render the game and send the data to your TV through the X1 Entertainment System. You'll then use your mobile device as the controller. Currently, because of the partnership with EA, you'll only be able to enjoy EA titles.
"We’ve always said the X1 Platform can deliver experiences beyond movies and shows. And today, we’re unveiling XFINITY Games powered by EA, a new beta that showcases another dimension of the potential of X1,"
- Sam Schwartz, Comcast Chief Business Development Officer
Just be advised that using Xfinity Games does count against any data cap that you have from Comcast, so don't go crazy until we know for sure just how much data this service uses.
Play your favorite EA games on your TV with no extra hardware or downloads required. XFINITY Games uses your Internet service and will count against any XFINITY data plan.
Supported control devices:
- iPad Generation 3
- iPad Generation 4
- iPhone 5, 5C & 5S
- iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
- Samsung S4