Mere hours after announcing new studio partnerships for mobile content, Comcast went ahead and flipped the switch on their Xfinity iPad app — enabling tons of on-demand selections. So if you needed one more reason to question the longevity and business model of Hulu Plus, now you’ve got it.
Engadget reports video, from the likes of HBO, Cartoon Network, and TBS, starts quickly and looks good on the iPad’s 10″ screen. And Light Reading has calculated over 700 episodes are currently available. Not bad. Not bad at all. Especially as the app is also designed to work beyond the home. Of course, I’m still awaiting live television simulcasts. Which Comcast says is coming later this year. Hopefully my provider, Verizon FiOS TV, is readying similar capabilities.