Comcast Expands New X1 Platform Capabilities

Comcast, which recently launched its X1 Platform for television in New Jersey, has rolled out several no-cost upgrades of the technology for new and existing X1 users who can now:

• Record four shows while watching a fifth.

• View and listen to voicemail from their Comcast phone lines on the television.

• Use voice commands to control the X1 box with the X1 Remote Control App for iOS.

• Send web content to the television for viewing on the big screen.

X1 uses IP technology and cloud servers on Comcast’s network to create the world’s first entertainment operating system, integrating the largest collection of video with social media features, apps for sports schedules and scores, Pandora, traffic, weather, and more in an easy-to-navigate, sleek viewing experience. The entire presentation of the platform is more dynamic with poster art and graphics to enrich the experience.

X1 users can search simultaneously across live TV, Xfinity On Demand and DVR recordings by program name, actor or sports team name, and other keywords. Customers can also see the last nine programs watched across all services with a single tap on the new and improved remote control. Plus, information and reviews from third party sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and Common Sense Media are incorporated.

The sports app is one of the most popular X1 features. It allows users to track multiple games at once and check the latest scores, standings and schedules while watching a favorite show.

Watch a video demonstration of the X1 platform here or the X1 Remote App with voice control here.

“Send to TV” allows customers to fling a TV-optimized web page from their PC, tablet or smartphone, directly to their X1 set top box for viewing. First time users can go to the Send to TV microsite and install a ‘bookmarklet’ by dragging it to their toolbar.

X1 is currently available to Xfinity Triple Play customers, and will become available to additional customers in the future. For more information visit http://xfinity.comcast.net/x1 or visit one of our Comcast service centers.

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