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IFTTT Competitor and CEDIA Keynoter Stringify Kills Home Automation App

After acquisition, Comcast kills Stringify app, which is ‘much better’ than IFTTT as an if/then home-automation engine; company recommends IFTTT and Yonomi IoT platforms instead. [grumpy baby]

Julie Jacobson · April 09, 2019

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create ‘simple solution to an advanced network’ for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018

Sony, Comcast Integrate Xfinity App into Sony Android TVs

Comcast Xfinity subscribers can access their cable subscriptions from the Xfinity TV app on Sony Android TVs to eliminating set-top boxes (STBs).

Robert Archer · November 14, 2017

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017.

Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2017

Who Will Own the Home Cybersecurity Market – Security Dealers, Home-Automation Pros, Comcast?

If traditional home-automation integrators don’t get into the network-security business, it will be grabbed by companies like ADT, Comcast/Xfinity, Best Buy/Magnolia and a host of other competitors eager to own the smart home.

Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017

Comcast Introduces Xfinity xFi to Personalize, Manage and Control the Home Wi-Fi Experience

Available now to 10 million Xfinity Internet customers at no extra charge, xFi gives customers unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home.

CE Pro Editors · May 08, 2017

The Future of Comcast’s Xfinity Home: Security and IoT after Icontrol Acquisition

Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici to discuss Comcast’s strategy for security and home automation at ISC West 2017, plus life after the Icontrol acquisition.

Julie Jacobson · April 05, 2017

Exclusive: How Comcast Will Use Icontrol to Dominate Security, Home Automation Market

Comcast’s Dan Herscovici on the acquisition of Icontrol: new smart-home roadmap, a wholesale offering to other providers, thoughts on DIY, integration with TV and voice controls, IoT center in Austin, TX … and more.

Julie Jacobson · March 09, 2017

Alarm.com and Comcast Close Icontrol Acquisition: What Now?

Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here’s what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape.

Julie Jacobson · March 09, 2017

Comcast IP Control for X1 Cable Box Launches Next Month, Starting with Control4

Since announcing IP control for its X1 cable boxes last year, Comcast/Xfinity has yet to deliver, but CEDIA 2016 showed some progress with Control4 for home automation integration.

Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2016