Select Comcast subscribers are now (or soon) able to watch the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior networks broadcast live online. The channels will eventually be offered to all Comcast Xfinity customers who subscribe to them at no additional charge, but for now it appears to be in private testing.
The channels will eventually be accessible via WATCHDISNEYCHANNEL.COM, WATCHDISNEYXD.COM and WATCHDISNEYJUNIOR.COM respectively, along with apps for Apple iPhone and iPad devices as well as Android devices. In addition to watching the channels live, eligible viewers will also have the opportunity to watch select shows and movies before they air.
While the site promises that Disney Channel is actively seeking other cable providers to extend the online service to, those who aren’t eligible (which includes non-Disney Channel subscribers) are able to watch full episodes of the channels’ most popular series beginning a few weeks after the show has aired on the premium access channels.
Additionally, the service allows customers to watch the channels anywhere WiFi internet access is available, as long as it’s within the United States or its territories.