It was only a matter of time. You can already control your TV (with ComCast) through  the iPad, and HULU has been doing this for a year.  This is not a breakthrough as much as an indication that cross platform media is going to be more and more common place.

Comcast Corporation today announced plans to enable in-home streaming for live and On Demand content this year on Apple’s iPad® as well as Androidpowered tablets. Later this year, customers will be able to watch live news, TV shows and movies in their homes whenever they want. Comcast also made two more announcements about its Xfinity TV service today. First, Comcast provided details about the play now capability that will be available on the iPad in the coming weeks and which will enable the viewing of On Demand programming on the iPad. Second, Xfinity TV online ( has added additional features that transform any computer into a powerful search engine and remote control.

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