Comcast and EA join up for Xfinity Games in-home game streaming

Two giants are joining forces to help introduce a new way to stream games from the home.


Two monoliths have apparently joined forces to further bring gaming into the home through new means. The cable giant Comcast is now working with the people at Electronic Arts to allow direct streaming of select games to Xfinity cable customers. The initiative will be known as Xfinity Games and is set to launch with 23 titles.

According to The Verge, the games offered are mostly aimed at families and casual users. The partial list of games that will be made available include:

  • Real Racing 2
  • FIFA 13
  • Little Inferno
  • Monopoly
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  • EA Sports PGA Tour Golf
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Peggle Nights
  • Word Whomp Underground
  • World of Goo

Each of these games can be controlled through a compatible iOS or Android smartphone/tablet. And while this all sounds like fun and games, keep in mind that all of these games will count against any Xfinity data plans, so try not to slam your head against the data cap ceiling too hard.

Those interested in signing up for the beta can do so on the Xfinity website.

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