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April 07, 2014

Comcast Launches X1 DVR with Cloud Technology and Live In-Home Streaming TV

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Home entertainment is seeing steep elevation day-by-day and the X1 Platform has already set an industry standard that transcends traditional TV to deliver an immersive and personalized entertainment experience across all devices. By leveraging X1 technology, Comcast (News - Alert) Cable, a provider of video, high-speed Internet and phone services under the Xfinity brand, is bringing more options to its customers.

To that end, Comcast has launched X1 DVR with cloud technology and live in-home streaming TV to new Xfinity TV customers.

These features are currently available in the company's Freedom Region serving greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware. Comcast plans to roll these features out to additional markets throughout the year.

"We want to provide customers with the best television experience on every device, when they want it and where they want it," LeAnn Talbot, regional senior vice president, Comcast said in a statement.

"The cloud-based infrastructure of the X1 platform allows us to deliver on that promise, and give customers a more personalized viewing experience," Talbot added.

The new facility allows its customers to watch their DVR recordings over Comcast's managed IP network on their mobile devices and computers while in the home; check-out DVR recordings by downloading them directly to a mobile device to take on-the-go; and access the X1 interface and live stream practically their entire TV channel lineup to IP-connected devices.

In order to deliver these new streaming and download features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched a new Xfinity TV app for iOS and Android (News - Alert) tablets and smartphones and a dedicated portal for viewing on computers.

To live stream their TV lineup or download DVR recordings while on tablets or smartphones in the home, customers will simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials. Once signed in, customers can browse their full channel lineup in the Guide or scan available recordings for download in the Saved menu.

On laptops and computers, customers can sign in through the Xfinity TV site to access their X1 guide and DVR recordings, added the company.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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