By Don Kreski · June 25, 2019 • Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach home with new tech and tasteful cosmetics.
By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2019 • 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]
By Robert Archer · January 31, 2019 • 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.
By CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018 • Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create 'simple solution to an advanced network' for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.
By Robert Archer · November 14, 2017 • Comcast Xfinity subscribers can access their cable subscriptions from the Xfinity TV app on Sony Android TVs to eliminating set-top boxes (STBs).
By Robert Archer · June 15, 2017 • Not surprisingly, Amazon’s Alexa dominates the voice control market, followed by Apple's Siri, Savant, Google and Comcast. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2017 • 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 Jacbson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By CE Pro Editors · May 8, 2017 • 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.
By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2017 • 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.
By Robert Archer · March 24, 2017 • Feeling the pressure to keep up with streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, cable television providers such as Comcast have been indecisive in how they should handle the introduction of 4K content.
By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2016 • 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 / CE Pro)