Comcast today announced plans to enable in-home streaming for live and on demand content this year on Apple’s iPad as well as Android powered tablets. Later this year, customers will be able to watch live news, TV shows and movies in their homes whenever they want.

Comcast also made two more announcements about its Xfinity TV service today. First, Comcast said a play-now capability will be available on the iPad in the coming weeks, which will enable the viewing of on demand programming on the iPad. Second, Xfinity TV online has added additional features that transform any computer into a powerful search engine and remote control.

Comcast plans to roll out its new play now feature, which will enable customers using the Xfinity TV iPad app to watch nearly 3,000 hours of on demand content, either in the home or on-the-go, including anywhere there is a wireless connection. The initial selection of programs and movies is just the beginning. Comcast plans to bring thousands of additional choices to the iPad in the weeks and months ahead and to add the same functionality and content to Android powered devices later this year.? 

Comcast’s Xfinity TV iPad app currently functions as a television guide and remote control. For more on Comcast’s iPad app, click here.

Comcast has also launched a new feature that enables customers to search for their favorite programs and to change channels on a TV set from a computer via XfinityTV.com. The feature enables customers with laptops or desktop computers to browse, search and find TV and on demand content online and then select and watch it on their TVs or program their DVRs. This feature also transforms any computer into a sophisticated remote control.

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