If you're a Comcast subscriber, there's a good chance you're already using the Xfinity TV Player app. The problem is, though, if you're not around a Wi-Fi connection and want to watch something, you're just out of luck. Well, you were out of luck anyway - the app was just updated to allow certain content to be downloaded and viewed offline. That's awesome.


Among the downloadable content, you'll find TV Shows and movies from Showtime, Starz, Encore, and MoviePlex. Sure, it's not a huge list, but it's a good start - and more offline content than before.

The update also brings "enhanced support for varied device sizes and orientations," so if you've had issues with the app on device x  in the past, you may want to give it another shot.

The update is live now in the Play Store, so hit the widget to check it out.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Dangermouse

    The update requires the additional permission, read sensitive log data, on my rooted gingerbread phone. The permission isn't required on my non-rooted Jellybean phone. Unfortunately, its a permission that can be abused so I may stay with the old version on gingerbread.

  • robertlwalters

    Cuts HDMI out.

  • Betty Ruiz

    I have the Xfinity TV Apps it update and now it has stopped working....What do I need to do to get it again working. I log in and once it trys to get thru I get a message to apps neds to be force close. How long is this going to continue, I call AT & T and they said they have nothing to do with That APPs. By the way I am sitting right in front of my WI FI and it still does not work....Not a Happy camper.

  • ComcastSucks

    No longer able to connect tablet or device to TV screen ! please disconnect the secondary output before playing video. This update sucks. Another move by Xfinity/Comcast to push their customers somewhere (anywhere else). I was beginning to like comcast again after many years of complaining. Whoever made the decision in Comcast should be fired - they've probably set back comcast credibility by about 3 years of positive marketing. For one really non-tech savvy change - comcast goes back to the stoneage again. Pretty sad.