New Offerings Put Full TV Experience on Phones, Tablets and Laptops; Enable Streaming and Downloading of DVR Programming for Viewing On The Go
Customers Can Now Turn Devices in Their Home Into a TV
SEATTLE, WA (July 13, 2015) – Starting today, Comcast X1 customers in Washington will be able to access their TV lineup on any connected screen in their home. Additionally, they will be able to download programs they have recorded on their digital video recorder (DVR) to watch on IP-enabled devices or stream them using an Internet connection, anytime and anywhere. The in-home streaming feature provides access to virtually the entire channel line-up and Xfinity On Demand programming on mobile devices and computers. The content is presented to customers via the familiar X1 user experience.
“What this means is that any screen in the house becomes a personal TV, and recorded programs can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Live in-home streaming and X1 DVR with cloud technology will give our customers more flexibility for watching their favorite shows and movies at home or while traveling,” said Kyle McSlarrow, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Washington Region.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, nearly 46 percent of all TV households watch video on a laptop, notebook or netbook, and 43 percent view videos on a smartphone. That’s up from 38 percent and 33 percent, respectively, from the year prior.
X1 DVR with cloud technology gives customers more flexibility for viewing their favorite programming at home or on the go. While in the home, they can watch any recording on IP-enabled devices over Comcast’s managed network, or download recordings to take on the go. Out-of-home, they can use an Internet connection to stream or download their recordings as well.
To deliver these new features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched an Xfinity TV app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, and a dedicated portal for viewing on computers. To live stream their TV lineups or watch DVR and On Demand programming while on tablets or smartphones in their homes, customers can simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials.
For more information, view our Press Kit on the technology and to hear more from Matt Strauss. Also, follow @comcast for additional news and updates. Interested customers are encouraged to visit www.comcast.com/X1 for more details.