Comcast bringing DVR app to Android

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  1. wuyanks

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    While there is no release date just yet, Comcast announced its plans today to bring a DVR application to Android. The iOS devices were already greeted with a DVR app earlier this year, but it is nice to see Android get some more lovin' from the likes of those corporate types. With a Comcast app, you will be able to set your DVR remotely, as well as forward your home calls to your phone and receive push notifications when you receive home voicemails. Check out Comcast's blog entry:

    There you have it. So, anyone eagerly waiting for this app? I know it's been a long time coming.

    via Talk Android
    Source: Comcast Blog
     
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    NICE!

    Hopefully it works better than their web based DVR controls. I can't even load the screen with that.
     
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    if the app has a remote control feature to change the channel while watching live tv then I'd be way more excited.
     
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    Ironic, Verizon's service starts taking Comcast cable, internet and phone subscribers, now Comcast has an app on Verizon's top mobile devices. Business has a sense of humor sometimes....

    I will not be looking forward to this app because I have DirecTV (NFL Sunday Ticket, duh!). I'm happy for the people who will use this app, it is a cool service.
     
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    Yeah, too bad I don't have Comcast. Sounds like a pretty useful app.
     
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    Ok dish... you hearing this?
     
  7. kodiak799

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    Isn't there something out there for Dish using slingbox? I suppose slingbox might be a workaround for any provider, just that those things aren't cheap.

    Have to admit, though, that when slingbox starts to let you stream from your recordings LTE is going to make that a very attractive option.
     
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    Darn, I was hoping for a Charter DVR app...
     
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    I wish AT&T U-Verse had an app..
     
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    I agree with Sling. you dont need any of these apps doe dvr or whatnot with sling, it controls it all. I have comcast, no DVR tho, I rarely tape stuff but sling lets you rewind and forward live tv and control DVR if you have one. And no monthly fees. If you want to watch tv on your device, there is no substitute for sling.

    Which leads me to this, I dont know how sling is legal lol. Arent shows you get thru yer provider, prohibited from being re-broadcast? I know most of them are for 'Sole Entertainment Of The Viewer", so I dont know if that means you can re-broadcast if its just you.. I ask, because soon comcast will be selling streaming tv to mobile devices with Xfinity, and I wondered how this is going to effect sling.
     
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    DirecTV app

    Not sure if this was answered already...but DirecTV DOES have an app. It use to be in the market when I downloaded it awhile back. Haven't checked to see if it's still there.
     
  12. kodiak799

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    I wasn't sure if you could stream Sling, but that's probably the key point. Time shifting has always been legal, and I think there is some technical workaround on the re-broadcast thing. But what everyone would like to do, obviously, is d/l to watch offline.
     
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    too bad this wont work for comcast subscribers in houston. we have the crappy scientific atlanta boxes that dont even have online scheduling.
     
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    I have Verizon FIOS and we DO have an app like that. Both remote DVR control and also to use your smartphone as your remote control for your TV. I've changed the channel on my wife using my phone while she was watching it cuz I didn't like the show that was on. hehe
     
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    well comcast has that app with the iphone which means AT&t AND at&t has a fios type service as well. i live in a fios area (verizon) and in my housing plan everyone went to FIOS when they first came here. and in my row of 8 home only 2 stayed with them! i was shocked. their ads look like the greatest thing since sliced bread. im still on comcast as i didnt want the hassle my neighbors told me about. =(
     
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