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Comcast Developing Live TV Streaming Service For iPad

Comcast Developing Live TV Streaming Service For iPad

Cable giant Comcast is working to bring a live TV streaming solution to the iPad, reports MacRumors, competing with CableVision and Time Warner, both of which already have such solutions. The streaming solution was announced earlier this year, but the first details have just begun to surface.

The solution will be called AnyPlay, and will allow Comcast customers to view live TV on their iPad as long as it’s connected to their home network. The service will require users to have a unique Motorola cable box which will send the live cable stream directly to the iPad app over WiFi, and the service will not work over 3G, or any location other than your home.

The new Comcast solution differers from solutions such as Time Warner’s, which streams live TV over the internet, instead appearing to send video feeds directly to the iPad. Live TV can only be watched on a single tablet at a time.

No information has been given about the release or availability of AnyPlay, but it is expected to initially roll out only in limited markets, and roll out to further areas over time.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Comcast is finally going to step up to the streaming plate.  Unfortunately they are stepping up to the same plate as TWC, Cablevision, and now even Directv, with an app for you iPad, that only works in your house, and doesn’t stream all the channels you pay for. Call me crazy, but I had thought that the iPad was a mobile device, now I could be wrong, but mobile means, you take it with you when you leave. When you are at home, do you want to watch television on your iPad, or that big ole flat screen television that has access to all your channels? Working at DISH I saw streaming take the industry by storm, and one by one I saw each companies streaming apps, and each one claiming they were the first to do it.  Amazingly enough, before any of these companies had even heard of streaming I was doing it to my iPhone on a daily basis and I still am using my sling adapter. It give me access to all of my live subscribed channels, and record shows, when and where I want. Quite different from the app that Comcast put out, and better on several levels.

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