Comcast Adds Downloads To Fancast; Mobile App Is Coming

imageComcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) is getting ready to launch Fancast Mobile, a mobile application which will allow users to watch live programming on your phone, and schedule recordings on your DVR, reports Gizmodo..Comcast has been talking about this possibility for a while now. There’s not too many details on the mobile version right now, but one thing that is for certain is that it will work on *Sprint* phones. We’re guessing this may have to do with Comcast’s impending relationship with Sprint (NYSE: S) and *Clearwire* as a future investor in the combined WiMax venture. It’s not surprising that it’s not available on the iPhone since Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has been particular about services that may compete with its plans for iTunes. Gizmodo also said Fancast Mobile will support basic Comcast services on your phone, such as watching an unspecified amount of live programming and scheduling recordings and maybe — in later releases — Slingbox-like streaming. You can also rate movies and buy tickets on Fandango, and possibly use your *TiVo* remotely and update your *Netflix* queue.

Meanwhile, Comcast is also expanding its Fancast video store, to move from beyond streaming to downloads. Its Fancast Media Manager now allows users to rent or purchase TV and movie content for Windows PC viewing…the service has been streaming Hulu and other content for a while now.