Last year, we launched a free mobile app for the iPhone® and iPod touch® [App Store Link]. The reviews were good (check out Ars Technica and Gizmodo, for example) and we were pleased to see the app reach more than 100,000 downloads in less than a week. But customers asked us, when will I be able to remotely program my DVR from my smart phone?
With Comcast Mobile 2.0, now available on the Apple’s App Store SM, we’re delighted to announce that remote DVR (rDVR) capability has been added, along with some other new features (you should really check them out!). Comcast Mobile applications are part of our vision to extend the accessibility of our video, voice and data products by making them available anywhere and on any device. The app, along with our HighSpeed2go 4G/3G wireless data service, FancastXfinityTV.com and Secure Backup & Share, are three recent examples of how we have made our products and services accessible in ways that were not possible even just a few years ago.
The pace of innovation in our business is accelerating and Comcast remains committed to being on the leading edge of that change. Comcast Mobile 2.0 is part of that story and our customers now have access to one of the most comprehensive and robust “triple play” apps that is available in the industry. With rDVR, our customers will never miss their favorite show or movie, because they can program their DVR at any time, from anywhere (PC or smart phone). Granted, it will take us several months to fully roll-out remote DVR programming across the country, but the process is well underway. We’re working as fast as we can to bring these new features to you.
Comcast Mobile 2.0 really is a “one stop shop” to stay connected to our services and to each other. And we won’t stop here; we have additional enhancements that will continue to be introduced into the app in the coming months.
To learn more about the application, visit www.comcast.net/comcastmobileapp.