We saw early builds of this months ago, but Comcast has finally released the Xfinity app for the Apple iPad and it turns your “magical” tablet into one awesome remote control.
According to the company, the new Comcast Xfinity Apple iPad app enables:
Browse and discover video content from either TV listings or selections from the On Demand library in a rich user interface with colorful poster art and details.
Use it as a TV guide so, in just a few finger taps, users can find what to watch by reviewing their TV listings and change the channel in real time.
Program their DVRs to record TV shows, series and movies so they never miss their favorites.
Sort content based on different filters like Networks and Genres such as Movies, Kids, Sports, or by HD content.
Search by keyword or by title A-Z in TV listings or On Demand.
Watch movies and TV shows directly on the iPad anytime, anywhere (coming in December).
Personalize viewing with a “MyTV” feature to create a “Watchlist” of favorite TV shows and movies (coming soon).
Seamlessly access social networking sites to share what they’re watching with others (coming soon).
Don’t feel left out if you don’t have an Apple iPad, as the Comcast Xfinity app will also be coming to Android and BlackBerry devices later this year. It’s not clear if these apps will be the exact same thing, but I’m sure it will offer many of the same features.
I’ve downloaded the Comcast Xfinity iPad app and it’s pretty solid – it looks pretty nice and it worked well over my sometimes-spotty WiFi. What I’m really interested in is the future features that will be enabled with this app.
Starting next month, you’ll be able to watch your DVR or On Demand content directly on the iPad as long as you’re a subscriber and that will just boost the device’s entertainment abilities. You can download the app here.