Comcast debuts free TV everywhere app

Michelle Clancy | 04-11-2013

Comcast has launched a TV everywhere app for Android and Apple iOS that doesn't require authentication or a subscription. The TV Sampler from XFINITY offers a free sample of XFINITY VOD TV shows on smartphones or tablets.

The content-limited trial provides a rotating selection of TV-14 and below programming across a variety of networks to watch on the go over any Wi-Fi connection, or, for Verizon Wireless customers, also via 3G and 4G LTE.

The app also allows pausing and bookmarking, so it will keep track of where a viewer stopped watching a programme. "However, TV Sampler content is updated regularly so don't wait too long to pick up where you left off to ensure your show is still available," Comcast said.

Aside from the Wi-Fi-only requirement for many users, it also doesn't allow users to mirror TV Sampler content through an Apple device; HDMI-out capability is not enabled.