Comcast launching free Xfinity TV App for iPad this week

Summary:Controlling on demand TV content on-the-go is getting even easier, at least if you're a Comcast customer. The cable provider is launching the Xfinity TV App for iPad.

Watching and controlling On Demand TV content on-the-go is getting even easier, at least if you're a Comcast customer. The cable provider is launching the Xfinity TV App for iPad.

Also compatible with the iPhone (3G, 3GS or 4) and the iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), the app basically turns your iOS device into one big remote control.

Users can search regular TV and On Demand content, change the channel, set DVR recordings, and create a list of favorite programs - all from their mobile touch screens.

In December, subscribers will also be able to watch Xfinity TV content directly on the iPad.

Technical requirements include a minimum of iOS 4, a compatible cable/set-top box for DVR control, a Comcast ID and an Internet connection. Conveniently, the last one can either be 3G or Wi-Fi.

The Xfinity TV app will be available to download from the iTunes App Store this week for free. An Android version is coming soon.

Topics: iPad, Hardware, Mobility

About

Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.