Comcast Brings Xfinity TV App to iPad

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    Comcast is bringing its new Xfinity TV app to the iPad, the company announced today. The app will enable Xfinity TV digital customers to watch TV shows and movies directly on their iPad either at home or when out and about.

    The Xfinity TV app is both a TV guide and a mobile video player rolled into one. You can use it to change TV channels from your iPad, as well as to search and instantly find what to watch among thousands of choices, including top movies and premium cable shows, on TV, On Demand, online or on the iPad.

    Initially, Comcast will be offering hit shows and blockbuster movies from the top premium networks on the app. Then, in future weeks and months, the app will continue to expand its content and functionality through regular development updates, which will include thousands of additional entertainment choices, added remote control features and enhanced search features across platforms.

    The first version of the app, which is also compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, can be downloaded here, and is free to Comcast digital customers.

    Source: Comcast
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    Does this have a subscription if you dont have comcast?
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    Wow, this seems really cool. I'll be downloading it and giving it a try.
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    Error when trying to log in? Well that sucks, and so does this app I guess. Some of the reviews are posting my same issue. Too bad for me....
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    Comcast sucks.

    Directv all the way
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    It would appear from the web site that you have to be a Comcast customer, since you have to be at home in front of your TV and cable box when you first set this up.
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    It would have been nice if you could watch the same shows and movies that are allowed from a PC instead of just showing listings.

    Also, there is no favorite station feature so you have to scroll down for AGES to get to the stations you actually care about!

    Unlike some others have reported, it never crashed on me, controlled my 3 TV's perfectly, and had the correct lineup.
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    It worked!

    I couldn't believe it!! But they were watching Glee and then I changed it to my selection on my iPad here!.....somehow....all by myself.;)

    It works! I only saw a min because everyone yelled at me. Now how mean was that I ask you?

    I will try again as soon as everyone splits.:D
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    It works great. I was hiding and flipping channels on my family! It actually changes channels faster then my comcast remote. It also works well on my iPhone.
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    I forgot about this! I am so on it this weekend! So yours works well, huh? Very cool, Sir.:)

    I heard on Clark Howard show, that Comcast is trippin as customers are leaving to greener pastures ~ so this is why they did this.
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    You also can log in to view your DVR schedule. I am still working on figuring out what else I can do. This is pathetic, now not only do I have my iPad watching TV while surfing and reading mail, I am changing the channels with it. If they would just come out with the get me another beer app life would be perfect:D
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    Seriously? Very cool! I was wondering that too!! Well I am glad we found each other ~ I will learn from you I am sure.:D

    We should start our own thread and not mess up Marla's.


    Look for it okay?
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    This is pathetic, I not only have my iPad in my hand watching TV surfing the net and reading email, I'm am changing channels as well! If they only came out with a bring me a beer app life would be perfect. :D
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    Sorry I thought I lost my last post. New thread sounds great I'm in
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    Oh that is too funny! I think they should come out with bring me a man app! LOL! Or a dating app! Shitums. They could have that already!
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    Can't log in

    I can't even log in to find out of it works at all, i just get an error message. I contacted customer service and chatted online for over 30 minutes only to have them reset my password. i kept trying to explain I was not asking for my password, I was wanting to log into the app and after resetting the password nothing changed and they told me how glad they were to help me and glad my issue was resolved! It was not resolved. I found that you are supposed to have OS 4 or higher to make it run but even after upgrade i was not able to get it to work.

    :confused::mad::(
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    Mine works fine!
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    Ok They finally answered my email and i had to reinsall the app on the ipad, but now it works great and I think I am going to love this!;)
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    Cool app. I can be at my office and change the channels that my kids are watching. Really pisses them off.
    I do wish you could watch the shows from the iPad as well. Right now you can not.
    Also, there are no real descriptions of the shows. They are too short and should match the ones on the TV box. There should be a "more" option to read the full description like is avaiable directly from the cable box.

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