Saint Anselm College today announced the launch of Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets its students watch live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones. The service is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing.
Xfinity On Campus offers approximately 80 live channels including every major broadcast network, as well as channels like 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 login and access TV Everywhere programming that’s part of their subscription.
“Increasingly, we see our students using mobile devices over traditional computing resources. The Xfinity On Campus service will help our students stay connected with the latest news and information available on their mobile devices on campus,” said Adam R. Albina, Chief Information Officer at Saint Anselm College. “Students depend on technology and have an expectation that it will be ubiquitous and reliable. Technology is a large part of their living-learning experience at Saint Anselm College in their academic work, and in enjoying access to TV and On Demand features as a community as well.”
Students can also upgrade their Xfinity On Campus accounts to include a selection of premium channels, including Showtime and STARZ, as well as the Sports Entertainment Package, which includes popular channels like ESPN Goal Line.
Xfinity On Campus provides an opportunity to introduce a younger audience to the company’s next-generation video product, Xfinity X1. Xfinity X1 delivers an immersive and personalized entertainment experience across all devices in an interface that is sleek, intuitive and makes search and discovery of content easier than ever.
Xfinity On Campus is easy and cost-effective for a university’s IT department to maintain. To register for the service, students can visit http://comca.st/2xpHZQL, 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.