New Offering Puts Full TV Experience on Phones, Tablets and Laptops; Enables Streaming and Downloading of DVR Programming for Viewing on the Go
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – March 2, 2016 — Comcast announced today that X1 video customers in Chattanooga can now access their live TV lineup on any connected laptop, smart phone or tablet in their home. Additionally, they will be able to download programs they have recorded on their digital video recorder (DVR) to watch anytime and anywhere.
The in-home streaming feature provides access to virtually the entire channel line-up on mobile devices and computers. The content is presented via the familiar X1 user experience. X1 customers will now have the ability to catch the season’s most anticipated new programs more conveniently.
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.
“The way people consume video is evolving faster than ever, which is why Comcast has made this important investment in Chattanooga,” said Kerry McKelvey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Comcast. “The launch of X1 DVR with Cloud Technology sets us apart as Chattanooga’s most innovative service provider.”
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.