You can now watch movies and TV shows from your iPad on the XFINITY TV app with a Wi-Fi connection. The networks offering content are TNT, TBS, BBC America, Encore, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Movie Plex, and Preferred Collection.
The selection is limited, but this is the first offering and we can only hope things get better. You have to be subscribed to the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.) to watch their content on this app.
Select a movie or TV show and it starts streaming. I watched an episode of Rizzoli & Isles yesterday and it only crashed once. When I restarted the episode the app resumed play from the crash point. I also took an extended break and it started flawlessly after being on pause for over an hour.
If you have XFINITY and the iPad, this app is worth downloading because 1) it’s free, 2) it has a great TV guide with filters for HD, Movies, Sports, and Kids, 3) you can set DVR recordings, 4) you can changed the channel on your TV from this app, 5) you can watch On Demand content, and 6) now you can watch movies and TV episodes.