Xfinity TV offers on-demand video for the iPad

Comcast's Xfinity TV app has been upgraded from a glorified remote control to a video viewer in its own right.

Version 1.1.1 of the app debuted Tuesday. The app now lets users—subscribers to Xfinity cable television service—view on-demand video from select broadcast networks, as well as premium channels like HBO, Starz, Showtime, and Cinemax. Users can only play the video over a Wi-Fi connection, and (though the app itself is universal to all iOS devices) only on an iPad.

In addition to the new video service, the Xfinity app retains some of its older features. The app lets viewers browse listings on their local cable system, and change channels on their TV via the cable box. Users can also use the app to remotely program their DVR.

Xfinity TV is free, and—video aside—compatible with devices running iOS 3.2 or later.

Product mentioned in this article

(1 items)

    Shop ▾
    Amazon Shop buttons are programmatically attached to all reviews, regardless of products' final review scores. Our parent company, IDG, receives advertisement revenue for shopping activity generated by the links. Because the buttons are attached programmatically, they should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements.

    Get It for Free

Subscribe to the MacWeek Newsletter