How to Watch Comcast Television on the iPad

By John W. Smith

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • iPad

  • Comcast subscription

Apple's iPad tablet lets you carry all of your computing needs with you wherever you may go. It comes with Wi-Fi and 3G options, allowing you to connect to send email and search the Internet in cafes, bookstores and even on the road. While you can use the iPad for productivity, such as composing work documents, it it also a mobile entertainment device. You can share pictures, play games and even watch television. Comcast offers a free application that allows you to watch your favorite television shows through your iPad.

Turn your iPad on and slide the security icon to the right to unlock the tablet.

Click the "App Store" icon. Tap the search bar in the upper right and type "comcast" -- without the quotes -- then press the "Search" key on the keypad.

Tap the "Free" icon for the "Xfinity TV" app. The icon will turn green and say "Install App." Tap this to install the application on your iPad. Enter your Apple ID password when prompted and click "OK." Wait for the app to install.

Tap the Xfinity TV app to open it. You will be asked to enter your Comcast ID or email and your password. Enter these and click the "Sign In" button. If you have a Comcast DVR, you will be prompted to name the device so you can connect it to your iPad. Provide your zip code and channel lineup if asked for them to connect your iPad to your cable box or DVR.

Review the help screen which explains how to navigate and use the app. Tap the "X" in the upper-right corner to exit the help screen.

Tap the "Play Now" option at the bottom of the screen.

Tap "TV Series" from the menu bar to locate a television series to watch. You can filter your results by "New" or alphabetically.

Tap the series you want to watch. Tap its "All Videos" button that appears at the top of the iPad's screen.

Select the episode you want to watch and tap its green "Play" button.


You will not find every episode available for viewing. Only a handful of episodes will be available due to licensing agreements.