Comcast’s iPhone application does a good job of giving customers remote access to features such as email, voicemail, address book and TV listings.
The iPhone app, which was released last summer has been well received and the company claims that the free iPhone app was downloaded more than 100,000 times in just the first week of launch.
Comcast has now released an updated version of their application that brings remote DVR functionality to the iPhone. With Comcast Mobile App 2.0, users will also be able to remotely search and schedule new recordings, cancel recordings as well update their DVR settings. Announcing the release on the company blog, Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President of Communications and Data Services at Comcast writes:
“With Comcast Mobile 2.0, now available on the Apple’s App Store SM, we’re delighted to announce that remote DVR (rDVR) capability has been added, along with some other new features (you should really check them out!). Comcast Mobile applications are part of our vision to extend the accessibility of our video, voice and data products by making them available anywhere and on any device.”
However, not all customers will have immediate access to the new functionalities. Comcast has indicated that the access to rDVR functionalities will become available as the company rolls out its new Program Guide across the country. It is expected to take “several months” for the entire process to be completed.
Nevertheless, if you are a Comcast customer, you can download the application for free from the App Store by clicking here. Do let us know what you think of the new functionalities.
[Comcast blog via PaidContent]