Why am I cursing Time Warner this morning? Aside from the usual reasons, it's because Comcast, my former cable TV company, has released their super cool Xfinity TV remote app for iPads and iPhones. It looks awesome. I want it.
Why, when I'm already spending half my TV watching time poking around my iPhone and my iPad, am I forced to navigate my cable box with that cumbersome rubber-buttoned Playskool joke of a remote? Good question. And for Comcast subscribers, there's a tasty alternative.
The free Xfinity TV App will let iDevice-wielding couch potatoes (who have compatible Digital TV service) browse and search listings, change the channel, and schedule DVR right from the device. It all sounds very nice. Video streaming and advanced search options are due in later updates. Android and Blackberry apps are on the way, too.
Time Warner, for their part, is working on a similar app, but I can't help but imagine that I'll have Modern Family projected directly onto my eyeball by my transparent TV contact lenses by the time they actually roll it out. [Xfinity]