Comcast churns out Xfinity TV app for Android

Summary:It's a big day for Android apps. Already available for iOS, Comcast has outed the Xfinity TV app for Android-based devices.

It's a big day for Android apps. Already available for iOSComcast has outed the Xfinity TV app for Android-based devices.

The basic functions are all still present on this mobile application. That includes browsing TV listings and On Demand content, DVR programming and being able to change the channel.

However, more personalized features such as recommendations and shortcuts are promised to be on the way in future updates for both the Android and iOS versions of the app. Two big features we can soon expect include On Demand video streaming and live TV streaming directly on a tablet.

The app itself is free and ready to download from the Android Market now. Access to Xfinity streaming comes with a Comcast cable contract.

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