A few days ago Time Warner issued a much needed update to their iPad app; you can can now stream a variety of shows and on demand content directly on the device, provided of course your logged in, and subscribe to Time Warner cable and Internet service. Issues aside – the On Demand streaming service needs work – it’s a good resolve for home’s with mulitple kids that can’t find the will to share nicely.
But what Time Warner’s app can’t do, and won’t do, is download programming directly to the handset for later watching. Comcast’s XFINITY TV Player app, however, will, albeit for Anrdoid. How they got each respective channel to sign off on something like this is well beyond my pay grade. But there it is, available now in the Android Play Store. I can only assume some channels will restrict certain content, but it would seem that shows and movies will be available from preimum channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz and so forth.
You’ll of course need a Comcast login, and it’s not clear you’ll have to be at home on your Comcast connection to download content. According to the app page you can steam content any where, any time, as long as you have a WiFi connection.
Sorry, iOS users lose out this time, at least for now.