Comcast Preps YouTube App for Xfinity X1 Platform

Posted Fri Mar 3, 2017 at 04:15 PM PST by
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The streaming app will be integrated into the Comcast Xfinity X1 platform.

Comcast and Google have announced plans to add the YouTube app to Xfinity X1 later this year. With the app, customers will be able to browse and access YouTube content alongside live, on demand, DVR, and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription.

"We are excited to partner with Google to bring YouTube to X1 and provide our customers easier access to all the content they love in one place," said Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable.  "By integrating YouTube into the X1 experience, viewers can simply and effortlessly access videos on any topic, from cooking, to beauty and fitness with just their voice."

YouTube will be accessible via the Apps and Networks sections of X1 and through featured YouTube content that will be integrated throughout Xfinity On Demand. Likewise, YouTube users will be able to sign in and readily access their personalized settings and subscriptions. In addition, YouTube content will also be accessible through universal voice control with the X1 voice remote. Here's an example of voice control features per Comcast:

- Launch the YouTube app by simply saying "YouTube" into the X1 voice remote.
- Browse featured YouTube content alongside other On Demand movies and shows.
- Search for movie trailers or TV show clips by saying, "Show me Adam Levine clips from ‘The Voice’ on YouTube," or "YouTube, find ‘The LEGO Movie’ trailer."
- Access hundreds of thousands of music videos by saying, "Show me Ariana Grande videos on YouTube," or "Watch Katy Perry’s ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ on YouTube."
- Watch the world’s best gamers face off by saying, "YouTube, Launch League of Legends Championship Series."
- Search the latest videos from your favorite personalities by saying, "Show me Ellen Degeneres on YouTube," or "YouTube, Logan Paul videos."
- Or search millions of user-generated videos like dinner recipes and workout routines by saying, "YouTube, show me chicken recipes," or "Find yoga videos on YouTube."

"The YouTube integration on X1 will provide users the ability to seamlessly navigate and access YouTube content alongside their cable service. And by simply using their voice, users can now access diverse videos that creators make every single day," said Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube.

 Source: Comcast

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