An iPad application would be introduced soon by United States' one of the largest cable and internet providers, Comcast. TV feeds will be streamed live in the home by users with the help of this application. As per promotional materials posted on MacRumors, it appears that the capability may be introduced by company through a new service, AnyPlay. Viewers will be allowed to watch live TV from any tablet after connecting with their home network by Anyplay service. The Xfinity TV app will be started and the “AnyPlay Active” setting will be on to enable this service.
Once this service will enable, the same programming that other family members can watch on TV will be streamed on iPad by users. As per the material, up to 10 tablets can be registered by households, but at a time, only one will be able to stream live TV. A special Motorola box will be required by users, which seems to take the live cable stream and send it straightforwardly to the Xfinity TV iPad app over a local wireless network. Comcast’s service would not work on Wi-Fi from other locations, or by 3G. This Comcast’s iPad application will compete with Cablevision and Time Warner.
Time Warner Cable and Cablevision have introduced their own live streaming iPad apps but these services only work when they are connected with user’s Wi-Fi network. Live TV adds and extensive library of on-demand content are available on Comcast’s tablet app and could make it one of the foremost apps obtainable from a cable provider. Comcast's AnyPlay will seem like a cable box that sends video to the iPad sooner than to a television.