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Comcast AnyPlay Lets Users Watch Live TV to iPad

Last year, we’ve posted that Comcast is working on AnyPlay which will let iPad users stream live TV to iPad. Comcast has announced that it is now rolling outs its free AnyPlay service for subscribers who want to watch live TV on their iPads.

AnyPlay is a device that works through the Xfinity TV app on the iPad. Latching onto the Xfinity TV app for the iPad, AnyPlay will let Comcast subscribers to both its TV and Internet services watch any channel or program already available through their regular TV lineup. The service will also allow a customer to watch a live show on their iPad while another family member watches something else on TV. And although you can register up to 10 different tablets, Comcast only lets you watch your live content on one tablet at a time.

Beyond displaying content from AnyPlay, Comcast’s Xfinity TV app offers 8,000 hours of on-demand movies and TV shows, both inside and outside the home. The company is promising to bring its on-demand content to other devices, including Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Samsung Internet-connected TVs.

For now, AnyPlay is available free of charge for Xfinity HD Triple Play customers but only in Denver and Nashville at the moment; Comcast plan to add more markets in the coming months.

Would you watch live TV on a tablet device? Do you think this is the start of a bigger trend to watch live TV on mobile devices?