Comcast today announced a partnership with Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, to brighten Xfinity Home customers’ smart homes and deliver a seamless home security and automation experience.
Customers can now easily manage and control their Philips Hue connected lighting system through the Xfinity Home mobile app. They can also create "rules," or automated commands, that synchronize their lights with home security and other smart home functions for increased peace of mind. For instance, customers can automatically turn their lights on or off when they arm their security system when they leave for work, or automatically turn their lights on when dark, so their home appears occupied.
"Our partnership with Philips Lighting advances our commitment to bring our customers best-in-class devices they can trust and easily manage on one, integrated platform – the Xfinity Home platform," said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. "With the Philips Hue family of products, our customers can customize their lighting according to their own needs and daily routines. They can also set up simple automated commands, such as turning on the hallway lights when they enter the home and disarm the system."
"We are pleased to integrate the Philips Hue connected lighting system with Xfinity Home, and continue to expand our Friends of Hue, to deliver a personalized home security and automation experience," said Mark Cieri, vice president and general manager, Philips Lighting US. "It’s all about improving our customers’ lives and making them feel more comfortable within their homes."
X1 customers with Xfinity Home service can also use their X1 voice remote to call up many home security and smart home commands. Customers can say "Xfinity Home Cameras," to see their camera feeds, or "Xfinity Home Arm" and "Xfinity Home Disarm" to arm and disarm their security systems. In the near future, even more features and capabilities will be added to X1, so Xfinity Home customers can use their voice to control their Philips Hue connected lighting system.
Comcast continuously expands its Xfinity Home partner program by integrating best-in-class third-party devices, like the Philips Hue connected lighting system, to give customers a single experience that connects and manages their home security and automation needs. Philips Hue is interoperable with more than 600 apps, products and platforms from other brands and developers to transform how customers experience and interact with light in their home.