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XFINITY TV Remote

By Comcast

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control. Change channels, browse XFINITY On Demand and TV listings, and even schedule your DVR when you're away from home. If you’re an X1 customer, you can now bring the power of X1 voice remote to your mobile device.

Key Features:
-Tune to your preferred channels on your TV from the Listings view, and use Filters to narrow down listings by categories such as Sports, Kids, High Definition, Closed Captioning, and more.
-Browse the XFINITY On Demand library featuring thousands of TV shows and movies, and launch your selection onto your TV from the app.
-Use the Search feature to find TV shows, movies, or channels.
-Rename the cable boxes in your home for easier identification.

Features for DVR Customers:
-Remotely schedule DVR recordings of your favorite shows, series, and movies
-Launch existing recordings onto your TV right from the app and delete them when you’re finished
-View and modify scheduled recordings and series recording priorities

Exclusive Features for X1 Customers:
-Say it and see it with the new X1 voice remote feature. Use voice commands to change channels, find shows, get recommendations, launch apps, and more!
-Conveniently change channels on your TV using the channel number keypad.
-Use the directional (up, down, left, right) pad on the app for on-screen navigation, just like you would on your X1 remote.

Requirements:
-Reliable WiFi or cellular internet connection
-XFINITY TV service with a compatible cable set-top box (for TV and DVR control). For more details, please see http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/xfinity-apps/eligible-cable-boxes-cable-tv-app/
-XFINITY username and password. See help links below if needed.
-Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all areas.

Get Help Signing In:
-Create an XFINITY username and password: xfinity.com/getstarted
-Look up your existing XFINITY username: xfinity.com/username
-Reset your XFINITY password: xfinity.com/password

Questions:
-Help and support page: xfinity.com/support/xfinity-apps

What's New in Version 3.7.0

We've made the ability to add channels to your Favorites list a little bit more straightforward and accessible. Instead of swiping, just tap the star icon next to a channel in the grid to add or remove that channel to your favorites. You can also edit this list from Settings -> Favorite Channels. Happy Favoriting!

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Customer Reviews

Good but needs so much more!

This app has the potential for being a real value added perk for Xfinity and my main wish is that Comcast invest the money in this app to bring it to full functionality. It needs to have all the functionality of the X1 Remote with a full set of tools to manage program guides and schedules. The app is about half way there and is screaming for greater investment. I would rather use something like this than any of the on-screen guides.

One feature I would really like to have is the ability to construct my own channel lineup. Right now I have more than 300 channels but my actual viewing is typically a list of about 50 channels. I would like to have the ability to put together my own list of channels that displays only the channels I typically watch and be able to group and order the channels the way I want them displayed in a guide. This feature would be more important to me than the ability to "jump" in the channel listings. Jump is important now because there are so many channels I don't watch cluttering up my display.

Update v3.7 — I hate the new way you mark Favorite channels. The old pull out tab was great. Now, with the star always showing, as I move through the listings I frequently end up unmarking the station as a favorite.

Average, could be way better

My physical xfinity remote broke and Comcast customer service wanted to charge me to have a new one sent out, or drive 30 min (one way) in the rain, then stand in line, just to get a replacement. For what I pay each month I expected better help but shame on me. So now I have to use the xfinity app to navigate my comcast cable. It’s not too bad but has the potential to be much, much better. I finally realized after a few months of use that tapping the microphone icon within the remote app also brings up the arrow navigation and keypad, and that makes my life so much easier. It’s not very intuitive but at least the functionality exists. I would love a way to go to a channel directly from the guide, instead of going to a page description first. Also it is too easy to click/unclick the “favorites” stars on the guide page. Hopefully the app will get better over time. It serves its purpose for me until I dump xfinity for charging too much, frequent outages and providing total crap for customer service.

User interface for On Demand too limited

I have no major problems with the TV listing UI although it is a bit small and only shows 30 minutes of time in portrait mode. However, the UI for on demand movies is a complete and obvious ploy to maximize revenue for Comcast. I already pay a monthly subscription fee in order to access free movie content on demand but this app provides no way to exclusively browse for titles I have free access to. A simple filter entry of "free to me", which is available in the Xfinity set top box UI, would instantly improve this app and my rating.

For even more stars in my rating you could add categories to the OnDemand screen. Comcast’s grouping of movies isn’t helpful at all. Who care about premium networks when I can’t even sort by genre.

XFINITY TV Remote
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.7.0
  • Size: 38.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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