Comcast to Stream TV to iPad (“Later” on Android)

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Comcast announced Wednesday that it was bringing support for streaming live and On Demand TV shows and movies to its Xfinity TV iPad app. The company said this feature would be added to its iPad app in the next few weeks (no specificity), and that it would eventually bring the same features to Android, “later this year.”

The initial rollout will include some 3,000 hours of On Demand content, in addition to the live streaming service. The company also said it would be adding various social networking features to its iPad app so that its customers can share what their watching with their friends.

In November, the company added live access to a programming guide and the ability to use one’s iPad as a remote control. The company announced Wednesday that it was bringing similar features to computers through its XfinityTV.com Web site. This will also include a new watch list feature that can be managed through your browser.

The Xfinity TV app is a free download from the App Store, and the new features will be added in an update in the future.

Xfinity TV iPad App

Xfinity TV iPad App

Comments

RonMacGuy

Hmmm, I wonder why they are waiting almost a year to release on Android?

ilikeimac

Looks very similar to the new Verizon FIOS TV app, but Verizon doesn’t offer any video streaming, just DVR management and a remote control. UVerse has DVR management and streaming too, but only on iPhones and iPods; on the iPad the app is limited due to “content rights issues.”

A friend just got an iPad and he has Time Warner cable, which as far as I can tell has no iOS app at all yet.

FlipFriddle

heh. Time Warner is too busy raising their rates to worry about such trivialities (TW customer here, but hopefully not for long).

I’m sure it’s delayed because their waiting to see what actually ships so they can make sure it works on all of those different screen sizes and OS versions.

Scott

“share what their watching with their friends”

Bryan, You have to know one of these “their"s is wrong.  Write if you need help determining which.

nvegatech

I agree with RonMacGuy. Nicole here and I happen to work for DISH Network. As a DISH customer I purchased a Sling Adapter as soon as it was released to the public and shortly after downloaded the free DISH Remote Access app for my Android. Rather than be limited to content that Comcast feels I might like I have access to everything I’m subscribed to through DISH. That’s right, live TV and all my DVR capabilities right on my phone and in my pocket wherever I may roam.

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