The product, called AnyPlay, allows Comcast subscribers to view live television on their iPad as long as it’s connected to their home network; users must have a special Motorola box which, apparently, takes the live cable stream and sends it directly to the Xfinity TV iPad app over a local wireless network. The service won’t work over Wi-Fi from other locations, or via 3G.
How long before Comcast and others realize that buying by the channel is dying in favor of paying for good content? (Secondarily, how much of content on Comcast do you think isn’t worth paying for? 90%?)