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Comcast debuts Xfinity Remote app for Windows phones

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:08pm
Mike Robuck

Microsoft Windows Phone users rejoice; Comcast’s remote control app is now available.

Comcast has had remote control apps for iOS and Android devices for years, but Microsoft joined the Xfinity Remote app party yesterday.

“With this app, Windows Phone customers will now be able to use their device as a virtual remote control to schedule DVR recordings remotely; simultaneously search TV listings on live TV and Xfinity On Demand; personalize channel lineups; change the channels or tune to Xfinity On Demand on the TV; and even schedule their DVR when away from home,” wrote Comcast’s Charlie Herrin, senior vice president, product design and development, technology and product development in TV, on his blog post. “We’ve been working with Microsoft for a number of years on delivering our Xfinity TV experience to their devices.

“In 2012, we launched our Xfinity On Demand on the Xbox 360, giving customers the ability to watch more than 20,000 video choices through the console. We’re excited to keep working with them to bring our Xfinity apps to more devices and platforms in the future.”

Aside of Microsoft phones, Comcast also has Xfinity video apps for TiVo Premiere, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Xbox, Android tablets and smartphones, and Samsung smart TV devices.

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