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Comcast has extended its Xfinity TV Partners program, which lets customers access their Xfinity cable service on certain devices without needing a set-top box, to include LG Electronics’ 4K TVs.

Starting next year, users with LG’s 2017 and 2018 webOS 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs can access their X1 program guide and watch live and on-demand programming, along with DVR recordings, streamed over Comcast’s secure private managed network.

Comcast first launched the program in April of 2016, with Samsung Electronics as the first manufacturer to sign up for the program. Roku followed suit, signing on last January.

The program, which uses open standard technologies such as HTML5, reportedly provides a common framework to which smart TV, TV-connected, and IP-enabled retail device manufacturers can build to make the Xfinity TV Partner app available to Comcast customers without the need to lease a set-top box.

"We remain committed to giving Xfinity TV customers more options for watching their favorite programming in the home, so we’re thrilled to partner with LG to bring our app to their TVs," Michael Gatzke, VP of video subscription services at Comcast Cable, comments in a statement. "We recognize that today’s consumers are looking for more choices in how, when, and where they access their entertainment, and via partners like LG we can expand the range of devices they can use in the home to do just that."

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