Being able to control your set-top-box (with whatever cable provider and/or DVR service you’re using) away from home has become all the rage these days, so it doesn’t surprise me to hear that Comcast’s bringing their app to Android. Previously only available on iOS devices, their app will not only offer you full control over your DVR (being able to set up recordings, look at your list of recorded content, and manage season passes on the go), but you’ll also get a suite of VERY useful tools if you’re hooked up with their phone service.
One of the biggest features is the ability to have calls routed from your home phone to your cell phone when you step out. I can’t tell you how useful many people would find this to be. While it’s certainly possible to do this using a variety of methods already, Comcast’s solution will make it a quick and painless process for anyone subscribed to their service. It’ll also take advantage of Android’s notification features to send you push notifications whenever someone leaves a voicemail on your home phone.
For now, they’re saying they “hope” they can make the app work on as many different devices as possible (including Android), but we all know that anything iPhone can do, Android can definitely do better. Let’s hope they’re making some great progress in that regard!