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Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) has finally brought its TV Everywhere concept to the iPad with the release of the Xfinity app, which will allow its su…

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Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) has finally brought its TV Everywhere concept to the iPad with the release of the Xfinity app, which will allow its subscribers access to a limited number of “hit shows” and movies from its “premium networks” next month. The free Xfinity app will gradually offer more content over time. For now, its main use will be to encourage subs to browse and discover shows. It’s also intended as a handy TV guide and as a remote control for programming subscribers’ DVRs.

The app’s debut comes less than a month after Comcast took Xfinity out of beta.

Although its starting with the iPad, Comcast promises to rollout the Xfinity app across other Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) mobile devices, as well as on Google’s Android system, the Blackberry and other smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.

The announcement wasn’t too specific about which programming partners would be available with this launch. Still, Comcast says that its Xfinity services already include “150,000 online entertainment choices” through Xfinity TV video portal (fka Fancast).

Despite all the recent talk of cutting the cable cord — and it does seem like mostly talk at this point — Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told analysts recently that he was sure the set-top box wasn’t about to disappear anytime soon. “The world’s changing and evolving, but the most exciting products we’re working on has the set-top box as a part of that, Roberts said during the company’s Q3 earnings call. “Perhaps set-top boxes will be less needed over time, but we’re not near the moment when it will go away.”
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  1. Interesting to see how Comcast deals with the cord-cutting predictions….

  2. Well looks like Comcast is late to the party, I work at DISH Network and they have had this for awhile now. Plus with DISH Networks version you can stream live content via 3g or wifi, you won’t have to wait for that to become available with Comcast app. Check out DISH.com and search for TV Everywhere.

  3. Emmanue Zama 904-412-7648 Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    This is my 3rd time that I am going to chat to correct the problem installing the 145 channels and HBO I suppose to get with the xfinity cable digital stater for 29.99, each time I was told a signal has been sent and yet I have not got it except the 51 channels I am getting now

  4. Emmanue Zama 904-412-7648 Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    A signal was suppose to have been sent to coorrect my tv channels but is still not working

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