Oct 23, 2014

This Month on X1:
New Features to
Make Watching
Videos Even Easier

As a cloud-based platform, X1 enables us to rapidly innovate and deliver new features and updates to our customers in real-time, without requiring a complicated software upgrade or buying a new device.

We’ve made more than 5,000 updates to the platform this year alone…some are big, some are small but all are geared towards improving the overall viewing experience.  Here are some of the new features and updates coming to the platform this month:

New to Comcast Labs:

  • Restart Notification: Ever tune to a live program after it’s started and wish you could go back in time to watch it from the beginning?  Now on X1, a notification will appear in the top right corner of the screen prompting you to launch the same program on Xfinity On Demand from the beginning. 
     

 

  • Custom Playlists: Create custom playlists from saved or On Demand programming. You can give each playlist a unique name and load them up with as much content as you want. For example, you may want to make one playlist with your favorite shows, one with your favorite romantic comedy movies, one with your favorite music videos, and another for your morning workout routine with fitness videos from On Demand. 
     

 

 


Movie-guide improvements:

  • "Primetime" and "Upcoming" buckets: We’ve redesigned this guide filter to make it even easier to discover movies on X1. It now features a "Primetime Tonight" row, as well as an "Upcoming" row that shows movies airing each day for the rest of the week, as well as an option to view all movies showing in the next 14 days.
     

 


Other improvements:

  • Navigation enhancements: A cleaner and easier to navigate user interface for the "Settings" menu; integration of help tips throughout the guide to helps users find programming and discover new features and shortcuts; more information in the guide around live sporting events, including the addition of team names.

Whether it’s customer-facing features like the above; or general performance improvements to make the platform better, stronger and faster, X1 enables us to rapidly innovate and deliver new features and updates to our customers in real-time. We can’t wait to show you what’s next.

Tags : Cloud DVR, Comcast Labs, X1, X1 Platform, XFINITY On Demand

 
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