Comcast announced today its Xfinity TV service app now lets customers stream to the iPad On Demand TV programs, such as True Blood, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire and other premium channel hits.
This new feature is available as part of an updated version of the free Xfinity TV app for the iPad. The streaming service is offered for free to Xfinity TV digital customers, and has been downloaded more than one million times since its launch in mid-November, according to Comcast. That means hundreds of TV programs and movies are available for subscribers to stream directly to the iPad.
From Comcast: Content from premium cable networks including HBO, SHOWTIME, Starz, Encore, Cinemax and MoviePlex can be accessed free by Xfinity TV subscribers of those networks with the swipe of a fingertip, in addition to hit programming from TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and BBC America. Todays selection of available programming and movies is just the beginning Comcast plans to bring thousands more choices to the iPad in the weeks and months ahead.
Top entertainment available on the iPad today includes nearly 3,000 hours of hit TV shows or series like: HBOs True Blood (every episode from all three seasons), Boardwalk Empire and Big Love; Showtimes Dexter, Weeds, Californication (every episode from first three seasons plus new episodes from season four) and The Big C; and Starzs Spartacus: Blood and Sand (season one) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (prequel). Top movies in a variety of categories include popular films Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, 2012, and The Hangover; kids movies including G-Force and Monsters vs. Aliens; Oscar winners or nominees including An Education and The Blind Side; plus a variety of romantic comedies, dramas, thrillers and horror films.
The Xfinity TV app is a mobile video player and a TV guide all in one it also enables customers to easily search and browse through their TV and On Demand listings, program their DVRs and change TV channels. Comcasts development team will continue to enhance the app with many new features and releases planned in the coming months on as many devices as possible.