Comcast has announced a new service that will allow iPad users to watch live TV on their tablets while at home.
The service, dubbed AnyPlay, will allow subscribers to stream live TV via their home Wi-Fi networks. Comcast customers will only be able to stream live TV through the same Wi-Fi network that their router and internet is using. Similar to a set-top box that delivers video to a Wi-Fi router rather than a television set, AnyPlay will allow customers to register up to 10 tablets on the service. However, only one tablet can be used at a time to stream live TV.
AnyPlay is currently available to Xfinity HD Triple Play customers in Denver and Nashville, but Comcast says it will start expanding the service to more markets in the coming months. AnyPlay is only available through the Xfinity TV app on the iPad, but Comcast announces that the service will soon be available for Motorola Xoom users as well.
According to Comcast, a $9.95 shipping and handling fee may apply for the AnyPlay self-installation kit.