While the tablet market has reached a frenzy with an influx of literally dozens of devices showcased at CES 2011, Apple is still enjoying its little niche space with the ever lovin’ iPad. The latest from the iPad camp talks about Comcast Corp, a cable-television and broadband provider, possibly getting ready to start a live streaming system for the tablet. The time frame is estimated to be sometime towards the end of this year. This won’t necessarily be just a few select channels that can be streamed onto the iPad’s screen, but more like the user's entire cable TV lineup.
The system is still a work in progress and for now, Indiatelevision.com, has reported that Comcast would first kick off the stream only for home use. Of course the technology would be updated later on and could go further from home. About 3,000 hours of on-demand content would be available and that’s a lot as is. Their Xfinity TV Application will be the medium of use for the stream on your device. It doesn’t quite end there, though. The company’s app could also be used as a remote control/channel guide to look for upcoming shows etc. via XfinityTV.com.
Just think, you’ll have no need for a TV in your bathroom, just a waterproof iPad dock. There’s no specific date of launch or pricing for the app or service.
Publish date: January 8, 2011 1:52 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:07 pm