“You’re listening to KNKX here on NPR One.” That’s a familiar phrase to NPR listeners here in the Puget Sound Region via the NPR One app on your smart phone. If KUOW is your home station, you’ll hear that welcoming phrase.
Comcast and National Public Radio recently launched the NPR One app on Xfinity X1, enabling X1 customers to access NPR’s popular content directly on the TV. No more carting around the phone in your pocket or wearing headphones inside the house.
Rolling out to capable X1 set-top boxes in the coming weeks, all programming will be accessible over the internet by just saying “NPR” into the X1 Voice Remote. NPR content also will be integrated into Xfinity on Demand menus, appearing alongside related content including news, music and more.
“We continue to focus on putting people’s favorite content and experiences on a single platform, Xfinity X1,” said Nancy Spears, Vice President of Strategy and Execution for Comcast.
“Every day, people are finding new ways to listen to public radio,” said Joel Sucherman, Senior Director of Digital Products at NPR. “NPR One feels right at home on X1, bringing the best local and national news, along with your favorite podcasts, in a personalized experience that gets smarter the more you listen.”
X1 customers can say “NPR” or “NPR One” into the voice remote to launch the app, or access it directly via the apps menu on X1.
Forthcoming features will include the ability to call up a specific NPR program or podcast by name or topic by saying, for example, “Show me Ask Me Another on NPR One” or “Planet Money on NPR One.”
NPR One joins other popular internet apps including Netflix, YouTube, Pandora and iHeartRadio on the X1 platform. For more information about X1, visit www.xfinity.com/X1.