Comcast to put YouTube on Xfinity X1
Comcast and Google today announced a deal that will launch the YouTube app on Xfinity X1 across the country later this year, according to a news release.
X1 customers will be able to easily browse and access the entire YouTube catalog of billions of videos alongside the 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,” Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer of Comcast Cable, said in the release. “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.”
X1 customers will be able to access YouTube in the Apps and Networks sections of X1, and via featured YouTube content that will be integrated throughout Xfinity On Demand. YouTube viewers will enjoy universal voice control with the X1 voice remote and be able to access YouTube content by speaking phrases.
“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,” Robert Kyncl, chief business officer of YouTube, said in the release.
Once launched, X1 customers will be able to browse and access YouTube’s massive collection of digital content, including gaming videos, eSports content, music clips, fitness videos, daily vlogs from YouTube creators, entertainment clips, and real-time trending news, sports and viral videos. Current X1 and YouTube customers will also have the ability to sign in when accessing YouTube on X1 and readily access their personalized settings and subscriptions.
For more information about X1, go to www.xfinity.com/X1.