The multitude of gadgets came about in the past couple of decades. However, these couldn’t replace the experience of watching TV. Nothing matches watching a nice show, talk show, or a movie on the TV screen. And with the advent of smart TVs, LEDs, OLEDs, and innovative curved screens, the TV-watching experience is entirely revolutionized. In the said scenario, the competition in the cable TV providers is also becoming intense. Therefore, they are trying to provide an exceptional experience on the user end by incorporating innovative technologies. Comcast seems to have taken a clear lead with its new cable and DVR upgrade Xfinity X1. Let’s explore it.
What is Xfinity X1?
Xfinity brings you a game-changing experience. With topnotch yet simple technology, Comcast has made a point to offer incredible entertainment. Whether you prefer live TV or you are a regular viewer of Netflix, you will get them in one place! And it’s not just a TV screen. You can watch your favorite content on the device that you prefer. You may watch it on any gadget from tablets to smartphones. Imagine the convenience of having your favorite shows right on your mobile screen. Imagine your smartphone becoming an Xfinity mobile!
All you have to do is to pick an X1- eligible plan!
Voice Remote with X1
Another innovative upgrade with the X1 is the voice remote. Now you can talk to your TV and control what you want to see. You can even vote for your favorite America’s Got Talent contestant by simply pronouncing his name in your voice remote. Experience how the future of voice control feels!
Discover Your New Favorites
It has never been so easy. You can filter your preferred channels and get recommendations. They will be based on what you like to watch. Search for any genre, title, or actor and Xfinity X1 makes your searches convenient for you. X1 will look for your favorite content on Live TV, DVR library, and On Demand content. You can even search in the following categories:
- Smart Search
Watch More than Just Live TV
Did you know that X1 lets you watch more than just Live TV? And, we are not even talking about On Demand options here.
- If you are a music enthusiast, you can stream your favorite songs and tunes with stations based on genres, artists, and songs. Enjoy a personalized music experience and discover new artists from your favorite genres. You can do all of this with Pandora available on X1!
- Who doesn’t Netflix these days? Watch all your favorite shows and movies on Netflix on your Xfinity mobile or TV
- You get to stream all the trending videos on YouTube with your X1
DVR on the Go
Take the advantage of DVR on the go and watch the recordings from wherever you want. You can access them with your mobile even if you are offline. All you have to do is to download your favorite content to your tablet, smartphone, or laptop. And, you get to enjoy:
- Record almost 6 shows at a time
- 500 GB of massive space
- Take the entire DVR library on Cloud with you
X1 and Sports
Get all the action covered and enjoy the live coverage, stats, and complete replays. You get to learn about your favorite athletes and teams and features like rosters, profiles, real-time analytics and so on.
Go fanatic about your favorite sports with the ultimate sports companion X1!
Family Features and Parental Controls
X1 gives you effective parental controls. You don’t have to worry about what your children are viewing because, once you filter content by age group, they can only watch recordings and Live TV appropriate for age 12 and below.
You can easily block content, hide titles of adult audience programs, and restrict access to the On Demand titles.
Hence, your children are safe!
While TV is universal, why access shouldn’t be! The accessibility features in the X1 are albuilt-in. . Experience the industry’s innovations like the first talking guide, accessible mobile apps, video description, and voice remote.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Xfinity X1 brings you the entertainment magic!
Xfinity Mobile on-the-go
Xfinity Stream offers a massive number of titles, which you can access via any gadget on the go. If you have to commute, every day and you want to watch something entertaining, you can take your pick from the titles in the Out of Home filter.
You just have to ensure that your mobile is authorized via a valid email and can only store a fixed number (10 per device) of recorded titles. But, at home, you can watch your favorite content on your mobile as much as you like.
The Highlights of X1 Cloud DVR
Check out the highlights of the added and revamped features to the basic X1:
- Voice control remote
- User interface
- Cloud DVR library
- One main DVR box with many optional and add-on cable boxes which would allow you to catch the recorded title on any TV in your home
- All X1 TV content is accessible from your laptop, desktop, tablet, and mobile
- If you want the nifty X1 DVR, you can’t purchase it separately. You have to subscribe to the TV service in order to get it
X1 TV Apps
Here are some of the TV apps that X1 offers:
- Easy Pair, Netflix, Photos, Pandora, Horoscopes, Sports, iHeartRadio, Traffic, Watchable, Voicemail, Stocks, Tips and Tricks for X1, Xfinity xFi, Weather, Xfinity My Account App, and so on.
The Xfinity Mobile Apps with X1
Out of the eight mobile apps, that Xfinity offers two are related to X1 directly.
It is available for iOS, Amazon, and Android. You can watch live TV and On Demand titles on your mobile. Also, you can stream X1 DVR titles
Xfinity TV Remote
It is available for iOS and Android. Make your mobile a voice-control remote with this app