Enables iPhone and iPod touch Customers to Program their DVR While on the Go
Comcast today announced it has released a new version of the Comcast Mobile application, which now includes a remote DVR programming service (rDVR) that is being rolled out across the country. With the Comcast Mobile app 2.0, customers never have to miss their favorite show or movie because they can program their DVR at any time, from anywhere.
Comcast Mobile, the free downloadable app now available for the iPhone or iPod touch, serves as a single access point to some of Comcast’s most popular services including Comcast.net email; visual voice mail, which enables customers to view and select which voice mail messages they want to hear; address book sync; real-time TV listings and trailers of On Demand movies.
“The Comcast Mobile app is part of our vision to enable customers to enjoy their video, voice and data services wherever and from whatever device. Now our customers can easily program their DVR no matter their location, making our mobile app a ‘one stop shop’ for our services while on the go,” said Cathy Avgiris, SVP and General Manager, Communications and Data Services, Comcast. “In this age of anywhere, anytime communication, people want to stay connected, and our mobile app allows them to do that.”
Customers can utilize the app’s new fully-featured TV program guide, which provides their local TV listings line-up, to record programming at home. The app also enables them to:
- Search for a particular program and schedule recordings.
- View a list of scheduled recordings, cancel and create new recordings and switch between multiple DVRs.
- Use the “Quick Record” feature to instantly record with a single tap.
- Sort TV listings by category, such as Movies, Sports, Kids and HD.
Additional new features of the enhanced Comcast Mobile app include push notification alerts, which automatically indicate new emails and voice mails have arrived, as well as TV show reminders. Customers also now have the ability to forward pictures and voice mails as an attachment, mark unwanted emails as spam and access external email accounts (POP/IMAP) right from their mobile device.
The updated mobile app with these new features is available today for download, with the rDVR functionality currently available in select markets. The mobile rDVR feature is an extension of the existing online service, known as myDVR Manager, which allows customers with a Comcast DVR and high-speed Internet to remotely schedule and manage their recordings online using Comcast TV Listings. Comcast’s rDVR service is currently rolling out across the country as part of Comcast’s new Program Guide, now available in 3.1 million homes and in select markets within PA, DE, VA, MD, MA, AR, TN, AZ and UT. Additional markets will be introduced throughout the year.
In the coming months, the Comcast Mobile app also will make its debut on BlackBerry devices.