HARRISONBURG — Bridgewater College is one of just a handful of institutions that now offers Comcast cable services to its students through their laptops and mobile devices.
The service, called Xfinity On Campus, was launched Thursday, just a day before first-year students moved onto campus on Friday.
Bridgewater is excited about the opportunity to increase students’ access to shows they want to watch.
“We’re thrilled to work with Comcast and offer Xfinity On Campus to our students,” spokeswoman Abbie Parkhurst said in a press release. “Not only does it give them a robust collection of the content they want to watch today, but it delivers it to them in a way that’s intuitive, seamless and tailored for their busy, on-the-go lives.”
The new service comes as more Americans, particularly young people, turn to the Web for movies, TV shows and online-only content. It will include access to about 80 channels and Xfinity On Demand, which allows viewers to watch previously-aired shows.
Eventually, Comcast will release a DVR, or digital video recording, feature that will allow students to record shows and download them to watch later.
Bridgewater’s new Xfinity On Campus service is available only to on-campus residents with their college login information.
The other five schools that have signed on to the program include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Emerson College, Lasell College, the University of New Hampshire and Drexel University.
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