Comcast Bringing Live TV Streaming to iPad, Android Apps
Comcast announced on Wednesday (Jan. 5) that iPad and Android tablet users will soon be able to stream live TV and On Demand content to their devices with the company's apps.
Comcast's Xfinity TV iPad app already helps iPad owners browse through Comcast content. But the new additions to the iPad app and the Android app will add nearly 3,000 hours of On Demand content and the ability to stream live TV from anywhere there's a wireless connection.
"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 CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement.
The iPad app will get access to the On Demand content "in the coming weeks," while live streaming won't become available until later this year. The Android app, which is yet to be released, will not have live streaming until later this year as well. In the meantime, Comcast said it plans to add thousands of additional programming options for iPad users, but didn't elaborate on what those are.
The Comcast Xfinity TV app will be a boon to tablet users who want to watch their favorite shows even when away from the TV. However, this service will only be available to Comcast subscribers, so you're out of luck on other cable services.