Comcast subscribers can now access HBO Go and WatchESPN apps on their PS4 systems.
Sony has announced the arrival of HBO Go and WatchESPN streaming access for PS4 owners with Comcast Xfinity cable subscriptions. Previously, Comcast restricted its customers from using these streaming apps on the PS4.
With HBO Go through the PS4, Comcast Xfinity users with an HBO subscription can now watch every episode of every season of HBO’s original programming, hit movies, documentaries, sports, and exclusive comedy specials through their consoles. This includes current popular shows like 'Westworld,' 'Divorce,' 'Insecure,' 'Ballers,' 'Girls,' and 'Game of Thrones,' along with movies like 'Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,' 'The Revenant,' 'Deadpool,' 'Joy,' 'The Martian,' 'Ride Along 2,' 'Sisters,' 'Straight Outta Compton,' and more. Beyond the PS4, Comcast previously added HBO Go streaming support for Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.
Meanwhile, WatchESPN through the PS4 allows authenticated Comcast users to stream live ESPN content from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, SEC Network, SEC Network +, Longhorn Network, ACC Network Extra and ESPN Goal Line, Buzzer Beater and Bases Loaded through their consoles. Likewise, the app also offers ESPN Classic on demand content and free access to short form video clips.
"WatchESPN on PlayStation 4 strengthens the value of the video subscription by delivering multiplatform accessibility to live and on-demand sports content on yet another streaming device," said Sean Breen, senior vice president, affiliate sales for Disney and ESPN Media Networks. "Gaming consoles have historically attracted significant engagement in minutes consumed for WatchESPN, and with today’s launch, the app increases its distribution footprint to reach fans on the most widely adopted platforms."