Today, Comcast announced that it would be bringing its Xfinity On Campus service to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). This new service allows students to 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 more than 100 live channels including every major broadcast network, as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, 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.
“UMBC joins a distinguished list of area colleges and universities offering this unique service to its on-campus students,” said Jeff Seidenfaden, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “Students can now turn their mobile devices into a television, enabling them to easily view their favorite live content on the go, anytime. We hope UMBC students enjoy it on campus and beyond.”
Students can also upgrade their Xfinity On Campus accounts to include a selection of premium channels, including HBO, Showtime and the Sports Entertainment Package.
UMBC joins 15 schools in the Beltway Region — from Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD to Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA — whose students use Xfinity On Campus.
Xfinity On Campus provides an opportunity to introduce a younger audience to Xfinity X1 — Comcast’s next-generation video product currently enjoyed by residential customers throughout the nation. Xfinity X1 delivers an immersive and personalized entertainment experience across 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 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.
Current List of Schools with Xfinity On Campus in the Beltway Region:
- Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
- Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
- Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD
- Towson University, Towson, MD
- Stevenson University, Pikesville, MD
- McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
- University of Maryland, College Park, MD
- Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
- Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
- Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
- University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, VA
- Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
- Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA
- Delaware State University, Dover, DE
- Wesley College, Dover, DE