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Next week Netflix will be available on Comcast cable boxes


Netflix will officially be available on Comcast's Xfinity X1 cable boxes next week, according to CNN Money

The move will help cable users browse Netflix alongside regular TV programming. 

Comcast and Netflix first announced an agreement to bring the streaming service to cable boxes in July, but confirmed the launch timing on Friday. 

"Netflix has been a terrific partner, and our incredible teams of engineers and designers have come together to create an experience that is not only seamless and intuitive, but also lets viewers search and watch tens of thousands of movies, shows, specials and documentaries with the sound of their voice," said Neil Smit, the CEO of Comcast Cable. 

The launch will mean Xfinity customers, who are also Netflix subscribers, will be able to watch past or current seasons of their favorite shows like "The Walking Dead" or "Breaking Bad" all on one platform. 

The partnership bridges two companies who, according to CNN Money, have previously butted heads over net neutrality. 

The agreement will likely give Netflix a boost because it will help get the company's content in front of viewers. 

For Comcast, the addition may make its cable boxes more appealing and competitive. 

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