Comcast, the world’s most popular cable television provider, has updated its XFINITY iOS application to include streaming capability. iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can now choose from than 4,500 hours of video content to stream directly from the Comcast servers.

Initial adopters have reported most on demand content as unplayable because of the sudden influx of people trying the service.  “The video hiccups and doesn’t play after about 12 seconds. After a reboot, the same behavior occurred,” one user reported. “Several others have reported issues already on the app store feedback reel.”

While Android users can’t stream XFINITY content to their devices, Comcast’s most recent application update is a strong response to Time Warner and Dish Network, two powerful competitors who also offer On Demand streaming over a WiFi connection.

Comcast’s XFINITY application is available in the iOS App Store for free.

  1. Android users don’t need an app we can stream any content via proxy apps like splastop remote.. so even sites like hulu that restrict mobile browsers can still be viewed full audio/video

  2. Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome
    that Comcast is trying to offer mobility to their customers, and are getting
    more content for their On Demand section, but the Live Streaming still has some
    big limitations, the most prominent being that you HAVE to be at home within
    your own wifi network to Stream anything Live. 
    I don’t really need mobility options while I’m at home, I’m at home for
    a reason.  I guess that’s why I’m so
    happy to be a DISH customer (I’m an employee too).  I can sue their TV Everywhere app on my phone
    and watch Live TV from anywhere in the world that I can get a 3G
    connection…not just at my house.

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