Comcast and Amazon have announced that the latter is bringing Amazon Prime Video to the former later this year. That means that Xfinity X1 customers will have direct access to everything in the Amazon Prime Video stable. (It doesn't appear that X1 customers are getting a full free Amazon Prime membership, though.)

Here's the gist:

Comcast and Amazon announced today an agreement to launch Prime Video on Comcast's Xfinity X1, giving Xfinity TV customers easy access to thousands of additional premium shows and movies over the internet and marking the first time Amazon Prime Video content would be integrated on an MVPD platform in the US. Xfinity TV customers will be able to enjoy exclusive and award-winning Prime Originals like Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Goliath, as well as live events and TV, titles available to rent or buy, or to watch with a Prime Video Channels subscription. Customers can search Prime Video content using Comcast's award-winning X1 Voice Remote, as well as enjoy shows and movies available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

Is it still cord-cutting if you're streaming all the streaming things from the company with the cords? That's a little too metaphysical for so late in the week. Regardless, it's one less barrier to entry for the end user, and that's always a good thing.

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