Dec 9, 2010
Comcast, Xfinity, whatever they are calling themselves, has finally got around to releasing an app for Android. I happen to be a Comcast customer (no Verizon fios in my area) and couldn’t wait to download this app and see what features I would be getting. I soon realized that while it was something, it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for. I was hoping for the ability to watch TV or On Demand on my phone but I was once again disappointed by Comcast (go figure). I guess I will have to continue to use my Slingbox/Slingplayer combo to watch TV on my phone. There are however some useful features to take advantage of if you happen to be a Comcast subscriber.
With the XFINITY Mobile app you have one easily accessible inbox for your Comcast email and voicemail. Email and Voice features also include:
- Push notifications for new email and voicemail
- Visual voicemail with caller photos
- View your home phone call logs for missed and received calls
- Forward your home phone calls to your Android or another number
- Listen to your voicemail in any order and click to call back
- Forward a voicemail as an attachment to any email
- Sync your Android contacts with your online Universal Address Book
As I already stated, you will not find any streaming content but here are some of the TV features you will get with the XFINITY Mobile app:
- Browse your TV listings in portrait and landscape view
- Schedule and manage your upcoming DVR recordings (Not available in all areas).
- Mark your favorite channels and programs with one tap access
- Get reminders for shows you donâ€™t want to miss
- Watch trailers for the latest movies available On Demand
- Browse through the latest listings of movies or pick your favorite category of movies â€“ Action, Comedy, Drama, Family & Kids, Top Movies
The XFINITY Mobile app also comes with a widget for quick viewing of emails and voice calls. You can also play your newest voicemail right from the widget. If you’re a Comcast subscriber this app is worth a look considering it’s available for free. Follow the links or head on over to the Android Market to download the XFINITY Mobile app today.
Downoad: XFINITY Mobile