Comcast has updated its iPad application for allowing the customers for streaming on-demand TV shows as well as movies to the Apple tablet. Now the subscribers of Comcast app and iPad can access up to 3000 hours of content from the on-demand network of Comcast without any extra charges. It includes TV shows and movies from Showtime, HBO, Cinemax, Encore, MoviePlex, TNT, TBS, BBC America, Cartoon Network etc.
Comcast said that the selections include “Dexter,” “True Blood” and “Boardwalk Empire,” as well as the movies like “An Education,” “The Hangover,” and “The Blind Side”. Comcast added that this feature is accessible on Wi-Fi with 3G choice which is coming in an app update. The senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Interactive Media, Matt Strauss, wrote in a blog post that their main focus was over taking the advantages of larger screen and the mobile compatibility of iPad as well as deliver high quality video streaming. He added that there were many enhancements and feature updates planned for the coming months, and they will continue to evolve the video streaming feature based on customer feedback, including extending it to more handheld devices and platforms.
Afterward this year, Comcast is planning for joining the live TV streaming to the tablets. Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast, made the appearance during the CES this year at Samsung keynote event for announcing that the content includes live TV and will be available on Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Samsung Smart TVs by the end of this year.
Now the app allows the Xifinity subscribers for accessing the on-demand programming from TNT, TBS, BBC America and Cartoon Network with no additional charges. Comcast claims that it is planning to bring about thousands of more programming options to iPad in the next few weeks. Previously Comcast announced that the potential releases of app would support the live streaming of TV channels, and include the social networking site accessing facilities so the customers could share in real time the programs or live TV channel streaming with their friends. The app will offer “MyTV” feature which would allow the users to send or receive personal recommendations from or with their friends on what should be watched.