Comcast is bridging the gap between your cable box and iPad with a new remote app called Xfinity. This remote application lets you not only link and control your cable box with your iPad, but will even let you invite friends to watch the same TV show you are watching.
The application, which will work with both the iPhone and iPad, lets you browse your OnDemand content, search for content, and then switch directly to those channels right from your iPad. You can also schedule DVR recordings of your favorite shows, series, and movies.
Anyone with the following requirements will now be able to say, “Good-bye” to their remotes:
– Internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G)
– XFINITY TV or Comcast Digital Video service
– Compatible cable/set-top box (for TV and DVR control)
– Comcast ID or Comcast.net Email Address (and Password)