It's no Xfinity TV Remote but Comcast has finally delivered a free native app for Android (1.6 and above) users that brings access to its internet, TV and home phone services directly on mobile devices. Feature wise, it compares to the earlierComcast Mobile apps for iOS, with its ability to view TV listings schedule DVR recordings remotely, access users Comcast.net inbox, sync their Comcast address book with the phone, access home voicemail and turn on call forwarding, a widget to display voicemails and emails, and view trailers of VOD programming on the device. We gave it a spin and while its need to reload TV schedule data each time we scrolled was slower than we'd like and it lacked a landscape viewing option, this will more than do for some quick on the go access and DVR scheduling, check our screenshots or hit the market (QR code and press release after the break) and download it yourself to try it out.
Update: Now with video! Check it out embedded after the break.
New Xfinity Mobile App For Android Helps Connect To Home While On-The-Go
Integrated Dashboard Puts E-mail, Voicemail, Call Logs, Call Forwarding at Your Fingertips – Plus Lets You Program DVRs, View TV Listings and Stay Up-To-Date Through a Mobile Widget Right on Your Home Screen
PHILADELPHIA, PA - December 7, 2010
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced that Xfinity™ customers with Android™-powered devices can now seamlessly access some of Comcast's most popular email, voice and video service features whenever and wherever they want. With the convenient Xfinity Mobile app, which is available today for free on the Android Market, customers will never miss an important call or meeting, or even a favorite TV show or movie.
The app enables customers to control entertainment and communications services giving them the ability to:
* Access home voicemail and forward home phone calls from their Xfinity® Voice service directly to their Android device;
* Use the Xfinity mobile widget to quickly review their latest voicemail and email messages;
* Sync their Universal Address Book to have all their personal and professional contacts in one place;
* Review and respond to Comcast.net email;
* Remotely program and manage their DVRs so they never miss a show;
* View local TV listings, sort by different categories and watch Video On Demand movie trailers.
"We're excited to broaden the availability of our Xfinity Mobile app to Android devices, as we know there were many customers awaiting this release," said Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications and Data Services, Comcast. "We won't stop here. We'll continue to extend access to our services outside the home with convenient apps that our customers can use anywhere, anytime and on as many different devices as possible."
Formerly named the Comcast Mobile app when launched on the iTunes® Store last year, the new brand name of the application will be extended to the iTunes Store soon. Since its original launch, the app has been downloaded nearly one million times.
As announced on November 15th, the Xfinity TV™ app is available for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® and will be available to Android-powered devices in the near future. The Xfinity TV app reinvents the way customers interact with their televisions and further extends their ability to search, discover, watch and share their favorite TV shows and movies whenever and wherever they want.
For more information on the Xfinity mobile app, please visit www.xfinity.com/mobile-apps
Note: The Xfinity mobile app is supported on all devices running Android OS version 1.6 and above.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.