Comcast said its Xfinity TV app will be offered on the Apple Watch when the new connected doodad launches on April 24.
The new iteration of the app, for customers on Comcast's IP-capable X1 platform, will enable subs to change channels, manage their DVRs, and use trick-play functions (pause, fast-forward and rewind) via voice commands or a “few taps of the Apple Watch,” Matt Strauss, Comcast Cable’s EVP and GM, video services, explained in this blog post.
He said the Xfinity TV app will automatically install itself on a customer’s Apple Watch, so long as they already have it downloaded to their iPhone.
“When logged in, X1 customers will enjoy seamless control of every X1 set top in the home,” Strauss explained. “From tuning channels and launching DVR recordings to browsing live broadcast TV listings or recently viewed programming, the Xfinity TV app provides fast, one-touch control of your X1 entertainment experience wherever you are.”
Comcast isn't the only company from the pay-TV universe to throw in with the Apple Watch. Nick Jr. and CNBC announced Apple Watch apps this week, joining CNN and ESPN, among others.