Comcast has released a huge updated for their Xfinity service as well as their Xfinity iOS application. This update will allow for users to stream the content that is found in their on demand library on the unlocked iPhone 4. This update was first rolled out to the iPad several weeks ago, and is just now being rolled out to the iPhone for the first time. This will give users access to a giant database filled with streaming content for both the iPhone and other devices such as the iPod Touch. Users must first subscribe to the Comcast digital TV service before they are allowed to access the streaming content, which means that it will not be available to all users.
In all, there is going to be more than 6,000 hours of content and more than 25 different programmers that will be accessible through the new app. The app is also able to change the channel and will allow for users to manage some of the features on their set top boxes that usually manage their cable connection.
This is a huge update from Comcast and it is good to see that they are adding the same updates for other devices as well that have already been rolled out to the iPad. In the press release that the company released today, they stated that there will be in all, more than six thousand hours of content that users can access if they are currently connected to their service. Comcast has done a good job of providing new content on a regular basis, as the content is the same that is offered through their on-demand service through the set top boxes. Many of the videos that are available will be new and older TV shows that are currently available. Perhaps next they will look to allow users to be able to access their DVR recordings in a way that is similar to that of the Slingbox through their mobile devices.