Comcast today announced plans to roll out in-home streaming of live and on-demand content for the Apple iPad and Android-powered tablets.
The service, slated to debut later this year, will enable customers to watch live news, TV shows and movies in their homes when they want, the company said.
Comcast also announced that Xfinity TV online (www.xfinitytv.com) has added features that can transform any computer into a search engine and remote control.
“Comcast plans to roll out its new play now feature, which will enable customers using the popular Xfinity TV iPad app 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,” the company said in a press release. “The initial selection of programs and movies is just the beginning. Comcast plans to bring thousands of additional choices to the iPad in the weeks and months ahead and to add the same functionality and content to Android powered devices later this year.”
“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 Corp. Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said in a statement. “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.”