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Comcast Makes Big Game Experience Easier to Access Via Voice Controls

Comcast is helping its cable TV subscribers to get the most from their big-game experience by showcasing the voice-control capabilities of its X1 voice remote control.

Comcast Makes Big Game Experience Easier to Access Via Voice Controls
Comcast says that its X1 voice control system capabilities allow users to search for team stats, control their lights and security cameras and even find recipes all for the big game between the Patriots and Rams.

Robert Archer · January 31, 2019

Through the power of Comcast's latest system capabilities, cable subscribers can now benefit from the company's new voice control technologies to maximize their big-game viewing experience. 

Comcast says that subscribers can use its latest voice-command technologies to watch Tom Brady and the New England Patriots battle Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Feb. 4 in Atlanta at approximately 6:30 p.m EST.

According to the national cable and Internet service provider, subscribers can use its X1 system voice-enabled remote control to issue commands to find the game on TV that include:

  • "Tom Brady vs. Jared Goff"
  • "The Patriots vs. the Rams"
  • "Show me Julian Edelman"
  • "Show me Rams leaders"

In addition, Comcast Home customers can add team themes to their homes' lighting schemes by placing red and blue or blue and yellow light bulbs into their lights and issuing voice commands such as "Xfinity Home, go Patriots" or "Xfinity Home go Rams."

When hosting guests for the big-game party, homeowners can command their Comcast systems to "Show me my WiFi password" to display that information on their TVs to share that information with party guests.

Comcast Voice Control Helps with Party Preparations 

Comcast subscribers can search for football highlights by stating commands such as "NFL" into their voice-control remotes or "show me Maroon 5 videos on YouTube" to learn more about the pop band playing the halftime show. 

Lending a hand before the party and game begins, the cable provider says users can ask its voice services to "Show me wings recipes on YouTube," and it can set the appropriate mood after the game by playing We are the Champions if the homeowner's favorite team won the game. 

Related: Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

Subscribers to Comcast's security platform can also monitor the front door via its front-door security camera for late arriving guests, pizza deliveries, and more. Users can simply say, "Xfinity Home, show me the front-door camera."

During 2018, Comcast reports it processed more than 9 billion voice commands for its customers, which puts into perspective how much Americans are using its voice technologies. 



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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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