• A Blog from Motorola Mobility Home

    On broadband: video, voice, data, wireless and more!

    Click here

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • 2011 SCTE Show

    See what Motorola announced at the 2011 SCTE Show!

    Click here
  • Feed

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • YouTube

Comcast Mobile App + TV Everywhere

Comcast mobile appComcast is venturing into the mobile world in more ways than one. Earlier this month the operator launched cable’s first WiMAX market via Clearwire in Portland. Today the company has its first mobile app available for connecting subscribers to Comcast TV, email, and voice services.

The new app is garnering praise in early reviews, particularly for its email and voicemail features. But I’m more interested in what the mobile app does for TV. Today you can only access listings and program details on the Guide, and movie trailers from the On Demand link. With Comcast’s On Demand Online initiative underway, however, I have to assume the app is built to evolve. If Comcast is planning to put programming online anyway, why not bake it in to the mobile app? Yes there is the issue of Flash vs. QuickTime presentation, but that is solvable. (At the CDN level and in other ways) Also, Comcast currently has a lot more freedom to adjust the IP-based interface than it does to roll out changes to set-top guides. That means we should see faster improvements online and in the mobile app arena, not to mention more integration of services through the IP interface. One integration that’s already in place? Integrated search across linear and on-demand listings. Sweet.

2 Responses

  1. As a DISH employee I think what Comcast is trying to do is great but DISH has something better! DISH has TV everywhere that means you can watch live TV every place you go. You can be on the bus, in a train, light rail, sub way, everywhere. You never have to miss your favorite shows if you are late getting home. You can also control your DVR recordings.

  2. England has already taken mobile television to a… To a whole new level by allowing their mobile devices to stream their… Beyonce’s live performance followed…A Mobile Tv is in my Pocket

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: