This year in Middletown, CT, college students are arriving to find something a bit different in their dorms this year.
Remember when you had to lug a TV up to your dorm or coordinate the set up with roommates and the IT department? Those days are gone for the students at Wesleyan University who can now stream live TV and On Demand shows, plus record programs with a cloud DVR, from their laptops, tablets, smartphones and Roku players. The new service at Wesleyan — Xfinity on Campus — is included with on-campus room and board and has been rolled out to 100 U.S. campuses as of this year.
According to Michael Parker, senior vice president for Comcast’s Western New England Region, “Bringing Xfinity on Campus to Wesleyan University is a true game-changer for students. This young generation of viewers consumes content while on the move, at their convenience, and across multiple devices. Xfinity on Campus meets this need, and serves as a nice value-add for students residing on campus.”
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.
Students can also upgrade their Xfinity On Campus accounts to get premium channels, including HBO, Showtime and STARZ, as well as the Sports Entertainment Package, which includes popular channels like ESPN Goal Line.
To register for the service, students only have to visit https://xfinityoncampus.com, 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. It’s as easy as that!