Comcast's Xfinity TV App Now Streams Video to iPod and iPhone

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As noted by Cnet, Comcast has updated its iOS Xfinity TV app to support streaming on-demand video to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Previously, this feature was limited to the iPad.

I gave the app a whirl on my iPhone 4, choosing an episode of "Cowboy Bebop" from the TV listings. There's a sense of familiarity going, as I've already used the streaming functionality on the iPad, which was generally above average in performance and had respectable quality. The episode appears on my 3.5-inch screen, and after a few seconds the little algorithms adjust the quality of the image from '90s Real Player to "Ooh, Nice."

The app is available as a free download [App Store] to Comcast subscribers. No live tv yet, unfortunately. Other companies have tried to offer such services but have been met with legal issues with the licensing of the content.

Unfortunately it seems the early iTunes reviews shows some users having problems with crashing in the new version, so be sure to keep a backup of the previous version before upgrading.

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121 months ago
Come on Time Warner, your turn.

And while you're at it, why don't you let the HBO Go app work for us, hmm?
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121 months ago

The Time Warner App requires you to have their modem and wireless router, essentially what I described.


You only need their modem to get live TV.
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