Northwestern U. students get free Xfinity TV streaming

Northwestern University students will have access to more than 130 channels of free TV streaming beginning in the fall quarter thanks to a partnership the school has entered with Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA).

The Xfinity on Campus program will allow students to stream TV to their computers, tablets and smartphones as a replacement for a previous streaming service, NUTV, which was discontinued in 2013. During the last year the Residential Services Department piloted both Xfinity and Hulu Plus as potential replacements.

"At the end of the day the Xfinity product was more robust and offered more options for students," Paul Riel, executive director of Residential Services told the school's newspaper, The Daily Northwestern. NU is the first Midwestern school to get the streaming service.

Students will have easy access the moment they arrive on campus and will be able to access the live TV by using their campus credentials.

"I think it's just another way in which we are working to improve the residential experience," said Riel. "This is just a better example of the level of service we are trying to bring to our population."

For more:
- The Daily Northwestern has this story

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