New Offerings Put Full TV Experience on Phones, Tablets and Laptops; Enable Streaming and Downloading of DVR Programming for Viewing on the Go
Knoxville, TN (January 30, 2015) – Comcast announced today that X1 customers in Knoxville can now access their TV lineup on any connected screen in their home. Additionally, they will be able to download programs they have fully recorded on their digital video recorder (DVR) to watch on IP-enabled devices or stream them using an Internet connection, anytime and anywhere. The in-home streaming feature provides access to virtually the entire channel line-up and Xfinity On Demand programming on mobile devices and computers. The content is presented to customers via the familiar X1 user experience. X1 customers will now have the ability to catch the season’s most anticipated new programs more conveniently.
“X1 DVR with Cloud Technology gives Knoxville customers added flexibility for viewing their favorite television shows and movies in and out of their home,” said Kerry McKelvey, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Comcast. “With this exciting service, any screen in the house becomes a personal TV, and previously recorded programs can be accessed anytime, anywhere.”
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, nearly 46 percent of all TV households in 2014 watched video on a laptop, notebook or netbook, and 43 percent viewed videos on a smartphone. That’s up from 38 percent and 33 percent, respectively, from the year prior.
X1 DVR with Cloud Technology gives customers more flexibility for viewing their favorite programming at home or on the go. While in the home, they can watch any recording on IP-enabled devices over Comcast’s managed network, or download recordings to take on the go. Out-of-home, they can use an Internet connection to stream or download their completed recordings as well.
To deliver these new features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched an Xfinity TV app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, and a dedicated portal for viewing on computers. To live stream their TV lineups or watch DVR and On Demand programming while on tablets or smartphones in their homes, customers can simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials.
Live in-home streaming and X1 DVR with cloud technology are now available in multiple markets, including Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.