Posted Fri Sep 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Comcast is now testing Netflix integration through its X1 system.
Comcast has announced plans to roll out its Netflix Beta Program to X1 customers across the US. Through the Beta Program, Comcast users will be able to access their Netflix subscriptions directly through their X1 set-top boxes.
The Netflix Beta Program integrates Netflix streaming into Comcast's X1 platform, allowing customers to watch live, On Demand, DVR, and Netflix content all in one place. The X1 Netflix experience has been designed to take advantage of key X1 technical advances like universal search, natural language processing, IP stream processing, and a cloud-based infrastructure. In addition, the X1’s voice control has been expanded to support Netflix titles. Likewise, customers can also access the standard Netflix app through their set-top boxes as well.
Comcast's Netflix Beta program is rolling out now to X1 customers. Users will receive a message from Comcast when they have been added to the program, allowing them to opt-in through the "Comcast Labs" section on their X1 boxes. Customers who decide to test the new feature can then go to the Netflix app and log in with their info, or sign-up for Netflix directly through the X1.
The Netflix Beta Program will help Comcast ensure that the platform runs smoothly in preparation for the official Netflix X1 launch later this year. In addition to Netflix integration, Comcast also recently debuted several new original series exclusive to the company's Watchable streaming app. Watchable is a free streaming service available through Comcast's X1 set top box, at Watchable.com, and through the Watchable iPhone and Android apps.
Upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Luke Cage' on September 30, 'The Ranch' on October 7, 'Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids' on October 12, 'Black Mirror' on October 21, 'The Crown' on November 4, 'True Memoirs of an International Assassin' on November 11, 'Lovesick' on November 17, and 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' on November 25.
A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.
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