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Xfinity TV Go Update Delivers Over A Dozen New Live Channels And Better Video Quality

XFINITY-ThumbFor people who have a Comcast cable subscription, the Xfinity TV Go app is quite the nice piece of software. Rather than just providing shows for immediate streaming, which is less groundbreaking these days than it used to be, Comcast provides quite a few channels for live streaming. Now many more networks are available, including A&E, Cooking Channel, DIY, Food Network, HGTV, History Channel, MUN2 (companion to Telemundo), Sprout, Starz, TBS, TRUtv, TNT, and the Travel Channel.

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Comcast releases XFINITY TV X1 app with voice input

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A number of options are available to those who want to use their smartphone as a TV remote. In fact, devices like the Galaxy S4, HTC One and the LG G2 all have built-in IR blasters and come pre-installed with apps that are meant for controlling your TV. Now Comcast has their own app which is aimed at controlling the new generation of Comcast XFINITY boxes. That includes the boxes that have the new black UI in place of the older blue one. Hit the break for more info and download links.

The app itself has all the features you would expect from a TV remote app, including play, pause and channel changing, but it also comes with voice commands so that you can easily search for shows. You can also search fro genres, sports teams, or even TV schedules.

Because of the fact that this app is in its first version, expect there to be a few bugs. Those bugs should, however, disappear over time.

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[New App] Comcast Releases XFINITY TV X1 Remote With Voice Commands For Controlling Its Latest X1 Platform Boxes

Xfinity-ThumbThe concept of using your smartphone as a remote isn’t a new one. Modern flagship devices such as the Galaxy S4, HTC One, and LG G2 all have built-in IR blasters and ship with pre-installed apps for controlling your TV. The Play Store even has a few downloadable options with more features. Now Comcast is rolling out a remote of its own intended specifically to control its new generation of XFINITY boxes.

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Comcast re-brands Xfinity TV Player as Xfinity TV Go, adds live streaming

Comcast has re-branded their Xfinity TV Player app as Xfinity TV Go, and brought live TV viewing to the app. With the update, any Xfinity subscriber will be able to watch live TV from their Android device. A switch from On-Demand content only, this brings live events such as sporting events and award shows to you anywhere you go.

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In an apparent nod to the prowess of Verizon’s network, Droid Life is reporting that Xfinity TV Go will work with the Verizon network, which is apparently backed up by some reviews in the Play Store. For the rest of us, live TV is only available via WiFi. While an exciting step forward, it isn’t the answer many were looking for.

Android Police reports that the orientation switching is off, and switching channels requires you to rotate the device into portrait to switch, then landscape to view. The streaming is also reportedly troublesome, with some noting it skips or stalls periodically.

We hope those issues are fixed quickly, as live TV is something many Android fans had been hoping for. Though AT&T recently brought live TV to their U-verse app, the footprint for Comcast is much larger. Live TV streaming could be a massive success, or an epic failure. We’ll have to wait and see what an update brings to the table.

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Comcast XFINITY TV Player Becomes XFINITY TV Go, Can Now Stream Live Sports Events, News Broadcasts, And Other Shows

Xfinity-ThumbComcast’s XFINITY app has undergone a name change with its latest update, and it now only answers when referred to as XFINITY TV Go. Does the latest version, in fact, make TV go? If we’re referring to live content, then the answer’s yes. Comcast customers with an Android device or two lying around can now stream the news, sports, kids shows, and other content live.

Live streaming works on both cellular and Wi-Fi data, which means you are not tied to your own home network as was the case with some apps in the past.

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Xfinity TV Player Rebranded TV Go, Adds Ability to Watch Live TV

Xfinity TV Player Rebranded TV Go, Adds Ability to Watch Live TV

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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. 

Once you open up the new app, that even has a fancy new icon, you will see a new “Live” tab where you can watch some of your favorite shows while connected to WiFi. Verizon customers got the hookup, and Comcast is allowing Big Red users to stream TV over 3G and 4G LTE connectivity as well. All other carrier customers need to be on WiFi.

Some of the more popular networks are supported, such as CNBC, A&E, Adult Swim, Watch ESPN, TBS, TNT, etc etc. The list is quite extensive.

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Xfinity TV Player Updated To Version 1.4.0.005, Adds HD Video Support, Makes More Content Available For Download, And More

Xfinity-ThumbComcast provides an Android app for people with active cable subscriptions, but it’s a supplementary product, and sometimes it really feels like one. Today I’m reporting on the arrival of a feature that you could reasonably have assumed was included from the beginning. The latest version of the Xfinity TV Player adds HD support for devices with resolutions high enough to handle it, and if you’ve bought a smartphone or tablet in the last two years, there’s a good chance yours is one of them.

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Comcast launching Xfinity-branded cloud-based home control, muni-fi services

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Kabletown Comcast is taking advantage of the calm before the WWDC/E3 storm to announce two initiatives to help out ’round the home. First up, the company is adding a public WiFi channel to its newest Wireless Gateway hardware, enabling your home to become a muni-fi hotspot for roving Xfinity customers. Wondering how public usage might affect your personal bandwidth cap situation? Basically the way it works is if you’re a Comcast customer, you log in to the WiFi (on someone else’s modem) with your account username / password, and any bandwidth you use is counted on your account, not theirs. At the same time, it’s launching EcoSaver for Xfinity Home, a cloud-based home control solution that’ll turn your thermostat down (basically the existing Xfinity Home Secure offering, minus the alarm bits) when you’re out and about and freak out the kid you’ll pay to come house-sit during your vacation.

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Comcast Xfinity TV player app can now download offline content

Comcast customers are in for some good news today. The company updated its mobile Xfinity TV Player app on Google Play with some cool new stuff. Users of the app can now download content directly to the device. This means that you can catch up on TV shows even if your device does not have access to the Internet. This should be perfect for owners of Wi-Fi only tablets.

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The app is available to download now. Comcast customers are able to download shows from many popular channels such as Showtime, Starz, Encore, and Movieplex, plus many others. The app can be downloaded on both tablets and smartphone devices.

If you spend a lot of time commuting, this update should be perfect for you. Even if you have a tablet with mobile data, you might find that it drops service on the train, and with the content already downloaded, that will not be an issue. Some of the most popular shows from premium channels like Showtime are available to download, so you can watch Dexter and Homeland while on the go.

Of course, it’s not just TV shows in the app. Users can download full movies like Cars 2, The Muppets, and others. The content is available for download over Wi-Fi connections for all users. That being said, Comcast and Verizon have teamed up to offer users the ability to download and stream content to their mobile devices over the Verizon 4G LTE network.

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Zeebox TV Companion App Comes To The US With Comcast/NBC Backing

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Zeebox, a social TV companion app that’s already found popularity in the UK has officially hit the US, aiming to make a splash thanks to monetary and promotional backing from both NBC and Comcast.

Essentially, Zeebox serves as an auxiliary guide to TV enjoyment as well as a social platform where users can see which shows are hot, who’s watching them, and what they’re saying in response. Users can see what their friends (and everyone else) are viewing or planning to view, chat with friends, start a viewing party, or tweet reactions.

What’s interesting about the service’s arrival in the US is that it’s being heavily backed by broadcast giant NBC as well as Comcast Cable, meaning you aren’t likely to see this app fade out of conversation very soon.

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Comcast updates XFINITY TV Player app to support Jelly Bean, Nexus 7

Comcast released an update to their XFINITY TV Player app today. The update notes indicate they are now providing beta support for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and specifically the Google Nexus 7 tablet.  Comcast also indicates they are going to provide an interface optimized for a 7” screen in the next update for the app. Hit the break for the download link to the Play Store.

Even though the app now supports the leading edge for Android operating systems, it is still backwards compatible to Android 2.3. Using the XFINITY TV Player, users can access content on demand from major networks and premium channels. One does need to be a Comcast customer to be able to log on to the service.

Are you a Comcast customer who uses the XFINITY TV Player? Share your impressions of the app and the service. Sounds like a nice combination – certainly better than what I currently have available through TWC.

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XFINITY TV Player App Updated To Support The Nexus 7, Promises A 7" UI Soon Enough

xfinitytvtinyLeave it to Comcast to be ahead of the curve on keeping up to date with new technology*. The Comcast subsidiary Xfinity has just updated its TV Player app to be compatible with Android 4.1, with special emphasis on supporting the Nexus 7. The app is technically compatible, though the release notes say that the next version of the app will include a UI designed specifically for the 7″ form factor.

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While Xfinity probably isn’t the first company to announce plans for or produce a 7″-specific UI for an app on the Play Store, it does highlight yet again the beginning of the trend we all knew was coming since I/O: 7″ form factors are going to be a beast unto themselves.

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Xfinity TV Player Updated for Jelly Bean and Nexus 7 Support, UI Revamp On the Way

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 [...]

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15 Best Android Apps For Tablets From The Last 6 Weeks (5/18/12 – 7/4/12)

new_android_apps_thumb1_thumb_thumb3Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 6 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new tablet apps or ones that added tablet support. Regular apps and games are coming soon.

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XFINITY TV Player Finally Arrives – Worth The Wait?

Members of cable company Comcast in the U.S. have been complaining for a long time about not having a way to stream movies and TV shows to their Android phone or tablet. A few days ago, a new app appeared in the Play Store by Comcast Interactive Media by the name of XFINITY TV Player.

We’ve been teased before with an app by Comcast called XFINITY TV, but that app was purely informational and had no streaming ability, unlike the same app for iOS users. As Android users, we’ve been used to being second in line to Apple when it comes to the release of apps (remember how long it took before we got Netflix streaming?) but now that Android is the biggest mobile OS in the world, I would hope those release schedules would start to sway in our favor.

In any case, we are thankful when we get the apps, and in the case of Comcast’s latest, it may have been worth the wait.

Features

When looking at a streaming video app, there’s usually not much we look for besides reliable streaming, good quality video, and a good selection. We’ll get into those later, but XFINITY TV Player has a couple of extras that are worth mentioning.

Tablet and Phone Support

First and foremost, the app works for both Android tablets and phones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher. The user interface adapts itself to fit the screen of a phone or tablet perfectly.

Below is an example of the phone screen showing the list of available networks, followed by the same screen for tablets.

Parental Controls

If you have kids, you’ll appreciate the parental controls built into the app. There’s a simple “Show Adult Content” checkbox specific to the device. There’s also a “Manage Parental Controls” button that actually launches a browser and takes you to the parental controls page on the Comcast web site. Settings there affect any device that logs in to your Comcast account to display videos. It does not affect how your parental controls are managed on your actual digital cable box you have at home. This is for remote devices only.

Filtering

Finding a program to watch can be daunting, but XFINITY TV Player makes it easy with its use of content filters. You can filter programs by Genre, Network, and Title. Selecting a filter opens up a list of items to check or uncheck. For example, under Genre, you can select to show or hide Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, etc.

Filtering by Titles allows you to select titles alphabetically by letter, meaning you can show or hide all programs starting with a specific letter.

All these filters allow you to narrow down your results to easily find exactly what you’re looking for.

Streaming Video Quality

I have been using Netflix on my phone and tablet since it became available. It’s been great, but sometimes the video quality has been spotty, even on Wi-Fi.

I would have to say that in the few days that I have been using XFINITY TV Player, I have been very impressed with not only the quality of the video, but the reliability of the stream. Of course, this has been only over the course of three days, so it’s hard to say how truly reliable it is, but as of yet, it has been great. Also, your mileage may vary since the stream quality and reliability is affected by other factors, like your own network.

Just like Netflix, the stream quality also seems to degrade if your network speed can’t handle the bandwidth. I’ve been having intermittent connection issues on my Wi-Fi network at home recently, and the only time I saw a lower quality video stream was when my network had slowed down. The good news is that it adapts quickly and is still watchable even when the quality is lowered.

Selection

This is where XFINITY suffers a bit. If you happen to be a subscriber to all the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, etc) your selection will be a bit better than most, but you only get what you pay for. Luckily, my Comcast plan includes all the premium channels so I have full access.

That being said, it’s obviously not nearly as large a selection as Netflix offers. On the plus side, the selections do tend to be more timely, especially in the TV series categories, where the TV shows are typically only one season behind, sometimes even showing current episodes.

Basically, XFINITY TV Player is your remote window to Comcast’s OnDemand service. But it won’t replace a Netflix subscription as far as selection is concerned.

User Interface

Comcast did an excellent job with the usability of this app. The tablet UI is quite nice and easy to use, with a simple left-hand strip that contains a few simple icons for Spotlight, Browse, and Search. The Spotlight page is essentially a page that displays the last thing you watched plus other suggestions, including a scrollable Must See section, Top Movies, New Movies, etc. It’s unclear exactly how these recommendations are generated, but it’s not a bad place to land on when the app opens.

Browse let’s you select between TV Series, Movies, and Networks. Below is a screenshot browsing by Networks and selecting BBC America.

Search is just that… a search box that allows you to simply type in what you are looking for.

Conclusion

For version 1 of a streaming app, Comcast hit this one out of the park. The simplicity of the UI coupled with flawless streaming (so far) make XFINITY TV Player a must have app for any Comcast customer. I would still consider it a supplement to something like Netflix, however, since you’re not going to get the large selection on XFINITY alone.

For me, this has made it onto my “must install app” list for any new Android device I own.

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Comcast releases Xfinity TV Player for Android

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We've been waiting on this one for a while now, but thankfully Comcast has finally decided to release an Xfinity streaming app for the most popular mobile OS on the planet. With Xfinity TV Player for Android you can stream thousands of on-demand movies and television shows from Comcast, right to your Android phone or tablet. The only catch (you knew there would be one) is you have to be a Comcast customer and have to be paying the monthly subscription for the premium channels you want to stream content from.

The biggest plus here is the tablet availability. Other on-demand streaming apps (hello HBOGo) are a little late with the tablet support, but Xfinity says it's compatible with any Android device running 2.3 or higher, and we've verified it works on the Transformer Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The app itself is free and available in the Google Play store, and will stream with any data connection. If you've been waiting, go grab it!

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Comcast releases Xfinity TV Player, finally allows you to stream content

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Comcast subscribers will be glad to learn that the cable company has just released a new app – Xfinity TV Player. This applications allows subscribers to watch on-demand content like HBO and Showtime shows. One can also use Comcast’s video streaming service Streampix, if subscribed.

It is nice to see this coming to Android after a very long wait. Try not to confuse it with the other Comcast app, though. The other one works as a remote for your DVR and is called Xfinity TV, just one word short of the other app.

Comcast subscribers that want to get their video-watching on can simply download the app from the Google Play Store now. It is compatible with all devices running Android 2.3 or higher, so the vast majority of us will be covered.

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Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices

Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices

After introducing video on-demand streaming for mobile devices on the iPad early last year and iPhone last May, Comcast has finally extended the courtesy to Android users as well. Unlike its iOS counterpart however, on Android there’s a separate Xfinity TV Player (simply labeled “Player” in the launcher) app from the Xfinity TV remote control app. It’s a free download from Google Play for devices running Android 2.3 or higher and when we checked it out just now it was smooth but plain looking, although it a native tablet interface at launch is a nice touch. Beyond the usual VOD selections (including HBO Go and more) there’s also support for Comcast’s Streampix subscription service within the app as it promised back in February. One odd quirk noted by Android Police is that on rooted devices the app apparently requests root permissions, but still works if they are denied (could be worse). There aren’t many other details available yet, if you want to try it out grab your Comcast account info and hit the source link to give it a shot.

Comcast Xfinity TV Player app brings VOD streaming to Android devices originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 25 May 2012 14:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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[New App] XFINITY TV Player Gives Comcast/Xfinity Subscribers Access To TV And Movies On The Go, Including Streampix

xfinitytinyToday, we move yet another teeny tiny step forward to the truly digital future of television. Xfinity has launched the XFINITY TV Player which, aside from a name that’s needlessly yelling, gives Comcast/Xfinity subscribers access to a host of television and movies on their Android 2.3+ devices. Both phones and tablets are supported.

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The app supports Streampix, so for those of you who sprung for the extra $5/month service, this will give you access to that content, consolidated with all of the other available content on the service, including XFINITY On Demand. The app also looks great, with a proper separate phone and tablet UI, as you can see above.

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Comcast Releases XFINITY TV Player on Android, Watch Thousands of ON Demand Shows From Anywhere

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 [...]

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Verizon to Introduce Viewdini for 4G LTE Users, Stream Shows and Movies Like a Boss

  Later this month, Verizon plans on launching a vid-centric application that will help users of their 4G LTE network stream all of the Hulu, Comcast Xfinity,  and Netflix goodness their data plans will allow. The app aims to bring all of the major TV and Internet media providers into one centralized location for users [...]

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Xfinity Voice 2Go bridges the gap between mobile, VoIP and home phones

Xfinity Voice 2Go bridges the gap between mobile, VoIP and home phones

Comcast took the opportunity at The Cable Show 2012 to introduce some new features for its Xfinity Voice service, dubbed Voice 2Go. The end goal is to bring the perks you enjoy with your smartphone to your landline. It all starts with an app that’s available on iOS and Android (in both phone and tablet-friendly formats) that functions similarly to Google Voice. The Xfinity Connect Mobile app allows you to send and receive texts on your mobile device through your home phone number and forward incoming calls to multiple devices, including your cellphone, so you’ll never miss a call again. What’s more, your Xfinity account can be used to place VoIP calls from any connected device over WiFi, 3G or 4G. For more check out the video after the break.

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Xfinity Voice 2Go bridges the gap between mobile, VoIP and home phones originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 22 May 2012 15:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Comcast’s Xfinity TV app updated with Android 4.0 support

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Good news for those saddled with still using Comcast: its Xfinity TV app was just updated to support Android 4.0. The new build brings compatibility to all existing Ice Cream Sandwich devices (tablets and phones), while also patching up a smattering of undistinguished bug fixes. Eager to grab your own copy? Hit the Play store on your device, or point it to the source link below.

Comcast’s Xfinity TV app updated with Android 4.0 support originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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XFINITY TV For Android Finally Updated With Support For Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

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The XFINITY TV app for Android saw its first update in many months back in February, which brought many useful features to XFINITY customers. While the update was accepted with open arms by most XFINITY users, one group was still left out in the cold: users with Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices.

At the time ICS support was said to be “coming soon,” which apparently translates into a little over a month in developer speak, as the update finally hit the Play Store just a little while ago.

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The update doesn’t actually bring much aside from support for ICS phones …

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Comcast XFINITY TV app updated with support for Ice Cream Sandwich devices

The transition to Android 4.0 hasn’t been the most expeditious process, especially for some applications still playing catchup with the operating system’s updated interface.  So has been the case with Comcast’s XFINITY TV app, which despite a February update has been without Ice Cream Sandwich support until the television gods smiled upon it today. The latest version of the app doesn’t do much to add to the new features brought in the previous update, but it does address some minor bugs. If ICS put a damper on your voracious consumption of shows and movies, you can now return to vegging out as you see fit.

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Comcast Looking To One-Up Netflix And Hulu With Their Very Own “Xfinity Streampix” Streaming Service

 

 

Netflix and Hulu have basically cornered the market and Comcast can stand by and watch no more.  The company has announced that it will be entering the mobile streaming market with its new service dubbed “Xfinity Streampix“.  I”ll reserve the right to not have to comment on a name like that and just focus on the particulars.  The company is looking to kick off the service this Thursday and will potentially offer new episodes of content as it airs, something Netflix isn’t doing right now.  In addition, the company may bundle the service with a number of other packages offered as well.  No word yet on when and if an Android application is in the works, but we suspect one will be.  So, stay tuned as more news unfolds regarding the up and coming streaming service and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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XFINITY TV For Android Updated With Favorite And Recent Channels, Keypad, And More – ICS Support Coming Soon

imageComcast’s XFINITY TV for Android got updated today after more than half a year of silence. The app, which allows XFINITY customers to control their cable boxes and DVRs, received the following additions and tweaks with version 1.4.1.002 (up from 1.2.0.005):

  • We now automatically detect your channel lineup. That means no more fussing with having to select your zip code and lineup before using the app.
  • Select your favorite channels in the TV listing grid to make it easier to find what you want to watch.
  • Use the new keypad to change channels from the TV listings grid.
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Time Warner Cable Remote / Guide App Coming To Android At End Of November, Live Streaming On Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets Early 2012

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Likely not wanting to get left behind by the likes of Comcast, whose XFINITY for Android app has been quite well-received, Time Warner Cable is preparing to release a comparable remote control app for its cable subscribers at the end of November.

The app will incorporate full set-top box remote control functionality, access to the DVR interface, and an in-app 7-day programming guide.

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The app is being developed for Honeycomb tablets (the test device looks to be a Galaxy Tab 8.9 or 10.1), and TWC has indicated that it’s possible the release could be pushed back a…

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9 Android 3.0+ Apps For Honeycomb Tablets From The Last 2 Weeks (7/3/11 – 7/17/11)

new_android_apps_thumb1_thumb_thumb3Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This edition focuses only on new tablet apps or ones that added Honeycomb support. Regular apps and games are coming soon.

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SwiftKey Tablet X

One of the best keyboards Android has to offer with prediction algorithms that are second to none now…

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Comcast Xfinity App Now Honeycomb Compatible

For all you Comcast Xfinity lovers who want to use your Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, ASUS, Acer or other Android tablet running Honeycomb to control your TV experience, the wait is over. Comcast announced today that their Xfinity app has been updated to support Honeycomb tablets.  The update also covers some enhancements for [...]

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