Xfinity TV News: Comcast Demos iPad App at Web 2.0
Apps have opened up an entirely new world of possibility in nearly every industry, and the app revolution is poised to be a game-changer in the evolution of television. Today in San Francisco at the Web 2.0 Summit, Comcast Cable President, Neil Smit, will talk about our innovation roadmap and give a demonstration of a new Xfinity TV app for iPad and iPhone, which will also be coming to the Android Market next month. You can watch a live stream of Neil's demo at approximately 5:30 PM PST here.
With the ongoing explosion of video choices across devices, search and navigation are becoming more central to the TV experience, and new app platforms give us an opportunity to reinvent how customers interact with their televisions. The Xfinity TV app helps customers search across platforms to browse and instantly find what they want to watch -- whether it's live sports, kids content, blockbuster movies or hit TV shows -- on TV, On Demand and online. Next month, customers also will be able to use the Xfinity TV app to watch video content through the right from their iPad whether they're at home or on-the-go.
The app also enables users to sort content and search by title and network, program their DVRs, change TV channels, and cue up an On Demand selection, all with a few finger taps. The app also will soon integrate access to social media sites so you can share what you're watching with others in real time.
All of this is free for digital cable customers. Comcast is focused on creating a series of new apps and guides that help customers find, navigate and watch their favorite content wherever they are. Today's announcement is just the first of a series of innovations that our development teams will deliver for devices across a variety of operating systems; we're also working on apps with similar functionality for additional tablets, laptops, PCs and smart phones. Needless to say, months from now...even weeks from now...customers will have many more ways to enjoy their TV experience.