Tablets Soon to Have Comcast Live TV Streaming

Comcast Xfinity

Aw man, just when I thought my list of reasons to get a Tablet couldn’t get any longer, I find out about this bit of news. According to, Comcast has announced that it will soon be offering its customers streaming live television and on-demand content on their iPads and Android-powered Tablets.

Expected to be available later this year, this live-streaming will be used by Comcast customers in their homes. Which means that if you’re a Comcast customer and you have an iPhone or Tablet, suddenly you’ll have additional televisions. Somebody wants to watch a chick flick while the game is on? Well, now somebody is gonna be watching one of them on their iPad (I’ll let you figure out who will be watching what where).

Giving their customers even more options, Comcast also announced plans to release its new “play now” feature for the Xfinity TV iPad app. This feature will allow customers with the Apple tablet to watch 3,000 hours of on-demand content anywhere there is a wireless connection. The company’s Xfinity TV app already functions as a television guide and remote, allowing customers to do everything from changing TV channels, to browsing listings and programming their DVRs. The company has just launched a new feature that allows their PCs to do the same, turning computers into Comcast remote controls.

Brian Roberts, the company’s chairman and chief executive:

“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. 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.”

Comcast released the Xfinity on-demand service in December 2009, and Roberts first previewed the Xfinity app’s remote-control features last May.

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