Comcast Confirms Cloud DVR X1 TV Streaming App Functionality This Year

MultichannelNews.com reports that Comcast is testing a mobile app in Boston that turns mobile devices into personalized TVs when they are paired with the MSO’s home-bound X1 platform.

The cloud-based, IP streaming app, called Xfinity TV, will launch later this month and support a slate of live TV, video-on-demand and DVR services, Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said Tuesday at a Citgroup conference in Las Vegas, where he also announced that Comcast “moderately” grew video subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Roberts demonstrated an earlier version of this in-home streaming app for mobile devices at last June’s Cable Show in Washington, D.C. He showed off a newer iteration this week, noting that it’s being tested in Boston and that the operator expects to launch it later this month.

Comcast, Roberts said, expects to “roll it out to a lot of the company” this year. “Turning every device into a personalized television set I think is a big breakthrough…we’re excited about that,” he added.

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