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Comcast adds Amazon Prime Video to Xfinity X1 service

Becomes the first US pay-TV service to offer the streaming-video app

Comcast is adding Amazon Prime Video to its Xfinity X1 service later this year.

It marks the first time Amazon’s premium streaming-video service will be available on a US pay-TV service.

Comcast is now believed to be the only stateside pay-TV operator to offer Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube in one set-top box.

Customers – who will need a separate Amazon Prime membership to access the video service on X1 – will be able watch Amazon Studios originals like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, as well as live events and TV, titles available to rent or buy, or to watch with a Prime Video Channels subscription.

“Amazon Prime Video’s growing list of originals, movies, shows, documentaries, and kids’ programming will be an excellent complement to the overall X1 viewing experience,” said Dana Strong, Comcast’s president of consumer services in a statement.