Comcast today announced it will launch X1 DVR with cloud technology and live in-home streaming TV to new Xfinity TV customers in the company’s Boston region.
While in the home, customers will be able to watch their DVR recordings over Comcast’s managed IP network on their mobile devices and computers; "check-out" DVR recordings by downloading them directly to a mobile device to take on-the-go; and access the X1 interface and live stream practically their entire TV channel lineup to IP-connected devices.
Comcast plans to roll these features out to additional markets later this year.
"We want to provide customers with the best television experience on every device, when they want it and where they want it," said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast Cable. "The cloud-based infrastructure of the X1 platform allows us to deliver on that promise, and give customers a more personalized viewing experience. We look forward to providing these features to more customers this year."
To deliver these new streaming and download features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched a new Xfinity TV app for iOS tablets and smartphones and a dedicated portal for viewing on computers. To live stream their TV lineup or download DVR recordings while on tablets or smartphones in the home, customers will simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials. Once signed-in, customers may begin browsing their full channel lineup in the Guide or scan available recordings for download in the Saved menu. On laptops and computers, customers can sign-in through the Xfinity TV site to access their X1 guide and DVR recordings. For more information, please visit the support page on Comcast.com.
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