Comcast Releases Xfinity TV Remote Control App for Android
After making an initial debut on iOS it’s not a big shocker to see a version of the Xfinity TV app from Comcast arriving for Android devices. As with the initial iOS release, this new version only supports basic features such as remote controlling your cable box, scheduling DVR recordings and searching through the Video on Demand (VOD) library. We are expecting an update soon which is supposed to add video streaming and tuning to VOD on the TV–both are features that are currently available on its iOS counterpart. Other features en route to both iOS and Android platforms include filtered watchlists and personalized TV listings. See the full release after the jump.
The XFINITY TV app puts a world of entertainment right at your fingertips!
Find your favorite shows and movies, control your TV, and schedule DVR recordings-all with the XFINITY TV app. The XFINITY TV app puts a world of entertainment right at your fingertips!
Find what to watch using a few taps:
– Browse TV listings customized to your area
– Browse an On Demand library featuring thousands of titles
– Search TV listings and On Demand for any show or movie
– Filter content by genre, network, HD, free and much more
Control your TV and DVR:
– Conveniently change channels right from the app
– Tune directly to On Demand programs to watch on your TV
– Schedule DVR recordings of your favorite shows, series, and movies
– Internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G)
– Compatible cable/set-top box (for TV and DVR control). Please see http://www.xfinity.com/eligibleboxes for more details.
– Comcast ID or Comcast.net Email Address (and Password)
– Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all areas.
Initial Setup Notes:
Please be at home with your TV and cable boxes turned on. Messages will appear on your TV screen to help you name your boxes for easier identification and control.
Compatibility and Known Issues:
– Xfinity TV app supports most Android handsets running Android 2.1 and 2.2.
– The Xfinity TV app may work on other Android devices, like tablets, but it has not been designed or optimized for them and they are currently unsupported.
– Xfinity TV app currently supports devices that allow more than a 16MB memory limit on applications and will automatically detect the required memory. This includes most devices. However, the AT&T HTC Aria is a notable exception and is not compatible.
– Xfinity TV app is currently not supported on the Google Nexus S handset with Android 2.3.
*Xfinity TV app supports many-but not all-Comcast set top boxes. Specifically, Scientific Atlanta set top boxes are not yet supported. Please see http://www.xfinity.com/eligibleboxes for details about currently supported set top boxes.
Having trouble with the Xfinity TV App? Contact our support team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot respond through the Android Market comment/ratings system but would love to hear from you.