Comcast launches video streaming On Xfinity TV app for iPad

MUMBAI: US cable major Comcast has announced its Xfinity TV service that enables customers to watch TV programmes and movies On-Demand directly on the iPad either at home or on-the-go.

This new feature is available as part of an updated version of the Xfinity TV app, which is offered for free to Xfinity TV digital customers, and has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch in mid-November. With it, hundreds of TV programs and movies are available for subscribers to stream directly to the iPad.
Content from premium cable networks including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Encore, Cinemax and MoviePlex can be accessed free by Xfinity TV subscribers of those networks with the swipe of a fingertip, in addition to hit programming from TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and BBC America.

Comcast also plans to bring thousands more choices to the iPad in the weeks and months ahead.

Comcast Interactive Media senior VP, GM Matt Strauss said, “The Xfinity TV app with video streaming is part of our ongoing effort to deliver great entertainment experiences for our customers on all screens and devices. We have an aggressive development plan to introduce even more features in the coming months that enable customers to more richly watch, control, and personalise their entertainment.” 
Entertainment available on the iPad includes nearly 3,000 hours of hit TV shows or series like: HBO’s True Blood (every episode from all three seasons), Boardwalk Empire and Big Love; Showtime’s Dexter, Weeds and Californication (every episode from first three seasons plus new episodes from season four); and Starz’s Spartacus: Blood and Sand (season one) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (prequel). Top movies in a variety of categories include popular films Alice in Wonderland, 2012, and The Hangover; kids’ movies including G-Force and Monsters vs. Aliens; Oscar winners or nominees including An Education and The Blind Side; plus a variety of romantic comedies, dramas, thrillers and horror films.

The Xfinity TV app is a mobile video player and a TV guide all in one – it also enables customers to easily search and browse through their TV and On-Demand listings, program their DVRs and change TV channels.

Comcast’s development team will continue to enhance the app with many new features and releases planned in the coming months on as many devices as possible.

Comcast adds that the Xfinity TV app is another example of its larger commitment to deliver more choice and control to its customers through its Xfinity services, which include 150,000 online entertainment choices through Xfinity TV as well as other applications that enable customers to programme a DVR from the Internet or a mobile device, and cross-platform features like Caller ID to the TV and PC.

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