Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app, which lets subscribers remotely watch up to 35 channels of live cable programming, is now available for iOS and Android. As The Verge reported previously, the updated app is in fact a rebranded version of the cable provider's previous mobile software. But the ability to stream live TV from any Wi-Fi network — not just the one in your home — is a new and welcome addition. The list of channels that support live streaming on the go is fairly limited to start. None of the big four networks are present, but FX is on the list, as are a number of news, sports, and family-oriented channels.
As before, on-demand content remains a key focus. Comcast claims Xfinity TV Go offers 25,000 shows and movies from the likes of HBO, Starz, Showtime, and cable networks including AMC, A&E, TNT, and TBS. Certain partners (Showtime, Streampix, Starz, etc.) allow users to download videos for offline playback, though you'll need a Wi-Fi connection to stream most VOD content. Xfinity TV Go is available now in the App Store and Google Play. And it should go without saying, but you'll need an active Comcast cable subscription to use it.