Comcast has not revealed exactly when live and On Demand content will be available for tablets, but later this year customers will be able to watch live news, TV shows and movies in their homes whenever they want.
Comcast will be rolling out a new play now feature on its Xfinity TV iPad app that will allow subscribers to watch nearly 3,000 hours of On Demand content, including popular movies and hit TV shows, either in the home or on-the-go, including anywhere there is a wireless connection.
Comcast’s Xfinity TV app functions as a television guide, remote control and mobile video player all in one. Users can change TV channels, search through their TV and On Demand listings and program their DVRs. Future releases of the app will include access to social networking sites allowing customers to watch shows with friends as well as share recommendations through the app with a group of friends.
“Live streaming and the play now feature on our Xfinity TV app are two important pieces of our strategy to deliver any content to any device, any time,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman & CEO of Comcast Corporation. “Comcast has a series of upcoming online enhancements and app releases that are part of a much larger effort to reinvent how customers interact with their entertainment on TV, online and on mobile devices.”
XfinityTV.com offers more than 150,000 online video choices and growing. The site also offers management tools that enable a more personalized experience such as a ‘Watchlist’ feature that helps keep track of TV shows and movies wherever they are playing – on TV, On Demand or online.