The array of options for streaming content to tablets like the iPad or its Android competitors is vast and seems to be growing all the time. Services like Netflix, Hulu, and a host of others allow users to watch all sorts of movies and TV shows right on their devices. Despite the plethora of options, one kind of content has remained underrepresented on the tablet: broadcast television. Comcast, however, has announced a plan to change that.
On their blog today Comcast announced AnyPlay. This service, which will be available to Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers, allows users to stream Comcast’s broadcast content to their tablet over their home wi-fi network. In essence, AnyPlay turns users’ home wi-fi router into another cable box, broadcasting content over the network for tablets to pick up.
The service is initially available only for iPad users via the Xfinity TV app. Comcast says the service will soon be coming to the Motorola Xoom, however, as well as a variety of other devices. AnyPlay is currently available only to customers in the Nashville and Denver markets who have subscribed to the Xfinity HD Triple Play service. Those customers are being given the service for free, and Comcast promises that the service will roll out to more markets in the next few months.
Do you have access to AnyPlay yet? If so, let us know what you think of it in the comments.[Source: Comcast Blog]