Comcast, provider of cable television, high speed Internet, and telephone service, announced that customers with an iPad and have the Xfinity HD Triple Play service, can now watch live TV via their device.
Unfortunately, it’s currently only available for customers in Denver and Nashville, though the company is looking to be expanding the service into many more markets in the following months.
As is usually the case with new services, companies like to start a launch small to iron out any issues, bugs, as well as improve the service thanks to customer feedback, and then launch on a much larger scale once things are out of a “beta period” so to speak.
The service from Comcast is named ‘AnyPlay” which is quite fitting. It’s available for no charge to customers with the service mentioned above.
“AnyPlay is only available for users who access the Internet on their home Wi-Fi connection. Outside of the home or over 3G, the Xfinity TV application allows users to access On Demand content, including 8,000 hours of movies and TV shows.”
“The new AnyPlay functionality is currently only available on the iPad, though support for the Motorola Xoom tablet is coming “very soon.” Using the service, users will be able to watch a show separate from what someone else might currently be watching on the TV.”
It’s interesting to note that other tablet support wasn’t mentioned or expected, besides the Xoom of course. Users should keep in mind that since this AnyPlay service is using their home wifi connection, the monthly Internet data cap still applies.