Comcast Xfinity TV app hits Android but no streaming yet

Comcast Xfinity TV app hits Android but no streaming

CComcast Xfinity TV app hits Android but no streaming omcast has been doing some cool things with its iOS apps to turn your Apple products into cool remotes but the company is now bringing that love to the Android side of the things as the Comcast Xfinity TV app has just hit the Android Market.

According to the company’s blog, the Comcast Xfinity TV app for Android includes:

Starting today, Xfinity digital customers with Android-powered devices now can change channels, program their DVRs, search and browse TV listings or On Demand content and search by various filters — including genres, networks, and titles, all from their mobile device.

The Comcast Xfinity TV app for the iPad lets you stream videos wherever you have Internet connectivity but that’s not in the Android version yet. The company promises that this will come to future versions of the Android platform, so your shiny new Xoom should become a TV-watching machine in the not-too-distant future.

Of course, there may still be some concern about the DRM abilities on Android and the Comcast Xfinity TV app. We know that Netflix had some beef with this and that the streaming movie service will only be coming to select SnapDragon handsets that provide it the right amount of security and content management. Let’s hope this doesn’t become a major issue, as it could lead to an even greater issue of fragmentation.

[Via Comcast]

  • Dhoelcher

    Not installable Nexus One Gingerbread, yet….

  • Danielle Royster

    I think it’s great that Comcast is allowing it’s customer more remote access especially from their phones. Quite frankly, the customers deserve more because of the money they pay per month. I was a long time customer of Comcast until I decided to switch it up because of the price. Shortly after canceling my service, I began working at DISH Network and decided to try out their service and I know I won’t be going back to cable any time soon. DISH Network has ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction amongst all TV and satellite providers and has beat out Comcast in customer satisfaction 10 years in a row and there is a reason for that. DISH also provides 100% digital programming everyday, nationwide. I always recommend that people try out DISH Network and I am inviting anyone who comes across this post to explore the endless possibilities with DISH Network and experience a value unheard of by any other TV company!

    *Danielle

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