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Comcast Releases Xfinity Remote for iPad and iPhone

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)

Remote 2.0 Now Available in App Store

We can’t think of a better way to start our morning than by hearing the news that a much needed and much anticipated update to Apple’s free Remote app for iOS has finally been made available in the App Store. You may recall that a while back, we let you in on the fact that the first iteration of Remote was built by a single developer, which may well have attributed to why it’s taken so darn long for an update to crop up. No matter whether the 2.0 version of the application was built by the same fellow or a million-strong code monkey army, we couldn’t be happier to see this update make the scene.

It appears that no matter what iOS device you choose to install it on–iPad, iPhone or iPod touch–Remote 2.0’s got something new that you’re going to dig. With the update to the software, we’re not only reciving support for the iPhone and iPod touch’s high resolution displays, but also the ability to run the app on an iPad utilizing all of the tablet’s screen real estate. A clean, crisp user interface! Yes! More than this, Remote 2.0 offers the ability to access any Shared Libraries you may have added to iTunes, as well as total control over an AppleTV, allowing users to tweak features like AirPlay with a few taps and swipes.

If you’re interested, Remote 2.0 can be accessed via the iTunes Store by following this handy link.

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