Comcast Xfinity iPad App To Offer Live TV

To keep up with Cablevision and Time Warner, Comcast is working on a product called AnyPlay, which will allow Comcast subscribers to watch television on their iPads.

Comcast Xfinity iPad app

AnyPlay will use something like the Motorola Televation cable box to stream live TV to the Xfinity iPad app. The app currently only allows owners to watch On Demand programming and search TV listings. Users can register up to 10 devices, but will only be allowed to use one iPad at a time to watch TV. The AnyPlay box will also work with Android tablets and will include "most" channels.

The Tribune Company Developing Free Tablet to Compete With the iPad

Learning a valuable lesson from the music industry, newspapers and magazines have been trying to figure out way not to hand their lives over to Steve Jobs. The newest trend is offering free tablets with subscriptions to their publications. The Tribune Company, who owns newspapers like the Los Angeles TimesĀ and The Baltimore Sun, is looking to develop their own tablet to compete with the iPad.

Free tablet

The Tribune has been working on a possible promotion where new subscribers to any of their papers can receive a free or discounted tablet. For this to happen, they will need to team up with a manufacturer, like Samsung, and a cellular carrier.

CNN writes that the "tablet is expected to run a modified version of Google's Android operating system and prominently feature software for the owner's hometown newspaper." However, developing the device turned out harder than anticipated and progress has been met with some delays.

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