WatchESPN goes live for Comcast Xfinifty subs

Five months after it was announced, Comcast’s Xfinity TV subs finally have access to a key part of the TV Everywhere promise — WatchESPN, the ESPN gateway to live streaming sports and news. It’s iOS only for now, but Android is “coming soon.”

Comcast’s gets an HTML5 facelift

Comcast has relaunched its website, providing users quicker access to content and more tools to connect online, linear TV and VOD viewing. The new UI puts more emphasis on artwork, and one-click viewing and allows users to add content to a video queue.

Comcast’s live streaming iPad app coming soon?

Comcast has long promised subscribers it would introduce an iPad application allowing them to stream live TV feeds in the home. It looks like it might finally be ready to introduce the capability through a new service called AnyPlay, according to promotional materials posted by MacRumors.

Comcast Could Add TV Apps With New DVRs

An FCC filing points to what could be Comcast’s next-generation set-top box, which is in trials with some customers in Augusta, Ga. Details of the home screen and menu detail an improved content discovery mechanism, social features and the possibility of third-party apps.

Hands-On With Comcast’s Xfinity TV App

Comcast released its iPad app today, enabling subscribers to navigate their program guides and browse on-demand videos. Luckily, I was at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today, where Comcast is showing it off, and manged to get some hands-on time with the app.