Comcast went ahead and updated its Xfinity TV Player app today, with a complete rebranding to Xfinity TV Go. With TV Go, all Xfinity subscribers can now watch live TV from select networks on any Android smartphone or tablet. (more…)
When ESPN first launched their WatchESPN app on Android, I’ll admit that I was excited. As a Comcast customer though, that excited quickly turned into, “Oh sure, no love for Comcast customers. Why should I be surprised at that?” Now, more than a year later, Comcast and ESPN have finally come to some agreement to allow Comcast customers to take advantage of streaming ESPN content on the go. Thanks, guys! (In the most sarcastic of ways.) (more…)
Users of the XFINITY TV Player application that own a device running Jelly Bean may have noticed video playback left something to be desired, but things have now changed. Thanks to a recent update, Comcast has opened up beta support for Jelly Bean devices and Nexus 7 tablets, along with some other fixes.
On top of all of this, the company has stated that owners of the Nexus 7 can expect to see a UI refresh that suits the 7″ display much better. No timeline on that, but we’ll keep our ears open.
Over the last year or so, Comcast released a couple of XFINITY apps that were nothing more than glorified TV guides or DVR managers. The one feature that would have actually made them useful on a regular basis, ON Demand streaming, was left out. That is until today. Comcast pushed the XFINITY TV Player app to the Play store, giving customers access to all of their favorite shows from anywhere in the world. It works over WiFi or a data connection, and does it flawlessly. I fired up the app for a few minutes and was watching old Eastbound & Down videos within seconds. Thanks, Comcast.
Comcast announced today a new video streaming service that will launch this Thursday, called Streampix. It’s essentially like Netflix or any other streaming movie and TV show service with a fee, only it can be bundled with your existing Comcast service (if you have Triple Play) or added on for an additional $4.99 fee to those that are unbundled. For now, Streampix appears to only be available from within a browser or on TV, but they have plans to launch separate Xbox360 and Android apps within the year.
Back in December, Comcast released their XFINITY Mobile app which allowed users to access their accounts, check and respond to email, and set up DVRs. Now today, they’ve introduced the new XFINITY TV app to Android which eventually will allow you to watch On Demand movies and shows directly on your device. I’m still trying to decide why we needed two separate apps, but you’ve got to like the direction this new one is headed. Aside from the “coming soon” On Demand watching, the app lets you control your DVR, browser/filter TV listings, and even change to a particular channel using your device.
I know that many of you have been waiting for a Comcast app to arrive on Android and it looks like after a few delays, it should launch on December 7th which is this Tuesday. There is a chance we could also see an Xfinity app on that day according to our sources and that screenshot above, but that hasn’t been locked down yet.