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Comcast's new Xfinity xFi app gives you more control over your home network

Changing your network settings, especially on a per-device basis, isn't easily possible unless you have a newer router - like the Google Wifi. For Xfinity customers using one of the standard Wireless Gateways, you could change basic settings from the Xfinity Account app, but not much else. Now Comcast has released a new app, xFi, that gives customers far greater control over their home network.

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Comcast's XFINITY TV app is now XFINITY Stream, and users are pissed

Comcast is doing what Comcast does best: making its monopolized customers really, really hate the company. That's just Comcast's general state of being, but in this specific sense, it's all about the streaming cable TV app for Android. As promised, the former XFINITY TV app has been replaced with the all-new, all-different XFINITY Stream.

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Comcast Releases Xfinity Share, Offering A Way To Stream Live Video From Your Phone To A TV

Comcast has had a rough couple of weeks with the implosion of the Time Warner merger. Maybe releasing a new feature will help it move past the disappointment? Xfinity Share is a tool that lets you stream pictures and video to a cable box, either yours or someone else's. This is part of the Xfinity X1 platform, so both you and the owner of the target box need to be subscribers.

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Comcast's Xfinity X1 Remote App Updated With Android Wear Support

Comcast is finally acknowledging Android Wear's existence with an update to its Xfinity X1 Remote app in the Play Store. It now includes voice and touch controls on your watch that can be used to change channels, start recordings, and more. It cannot be used to navigate the labyrinthian nightmare that is the Comcast support line.

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[New App] Comcast Releases XFINITY TV X1 Remote With Voice Commands For Controlling Its Latest X1 Platform Boxes

The concept of using your smartphone as a remote isn't a new one. Modern flagship devices such as the Galaxy S4, HTC One, and LG G2 all have built-in IR blasters and ship with pre-installed apps for controlling your TV. The Play Store even has a few downloadable options with more features. Now Comcast is rolling out a remote of its own intended specifically to control its new generation of XFINITY boxes. You know, the ones with the sleek black UI, not the aging blue one.

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Not only does the app have the obvious ability to change channels and pause whatever's on, it comes with voice commands to make searching for shows easier.

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Xfinity TV Player Updated To Version 1.4.0.005, Adds HD Video Support, Makes More Content Available For Download, And More

Comcast provides an Android app for people with active cable subscriptions, but it's a supplementary product, and sometimes it really feels like one. Today I'm reporting on the arrival of a feature that you could reasonably have assumed was included from the beginning. The latest version of the Xfinity TV Player adds HD support for devices with resolutions high enough to handle it, and if you've bought a smartphone or tablet in the last two years, there's a good chance yours is one of them.

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The update also makes more content available for download. I know it's a bummer that you can't download all of the content, but this is a cable company we're talking about, so it's still somewhat surprising they're allowing users to download any TV shows at all.

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Xfinity TV Player App Updated, Now Allows TV Shows And Movies From Certain Channels To Be Downloaded

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.

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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.

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Verizon Releases Viewdini App For Android, Will Be Your Guide On The Magical Journey Through Internet Video

Internet video is the future. It's hard to argue that. The mobile landscape is chaotic, though, and figuring out which services have what shows or movies can be a complicated task. Viewdini, from Verizon, wants to be the digital age's TV Guide, aggregating show info, availability, reviews, and discovery into a single app. Search for the name of a show or movie and you'll get info about it, as well as where you can watch it.

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In addition to featuring info about shows, movies, and music, the app also integrates reviews. While not explicitly mentioned in the app's description, the video below clearly shows Metacritic's highly-regarded reviews being featured, as well as being "powered by" TV.com, a leading TV database juggernaut.

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XFINITY TV For Android Finally Updated With Support For Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

The XFINITY TV app for Android saw its first update in many months back in February, which brought many useful features to XFINITY customers. While the update was accepted with open arms by most XFINITY users, one group was still left out in the cold: users with Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices.

At the time ICS support was said to be "coming soon," which apparently translates into a little over a month in developer speak, as the update finally hit the Play Store just a little while ago.

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The update doesn't actually bring much aside from support for ICS phones and tablets - just "minor bug fixes" according to the changelog.

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XFINITY TV For Android Updated With Favorite And Recent Channels, Keypad, And More - ICS Support Coming Soon

Comcast's XFINITY TV for Android got updated today after more than half a year of silence. The app, which allows XFINITY customers to control their cable boxes and DVRs, received the following additions and tweaks with version 1.4.1.002 (up from 1.2.0.005):

  • We now automatically detect your channel lineup. That means no more fussing with having to select your zip code and lineup before using the app.
  • Select your favorite channels in the TV listing grid to make it easier to find what you want to watch.
  • Use the new keypad to change channels from the TV listings grid.
  • View and tune to the last few channels you watched.
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