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XFINITY TV Remote

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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 3.5.0

X1 customers! We've brought the voice control, directional (up, down, left, right) pad, and keypad features from the X1 Remote app over to TV Remote. Go ahead, ask your TV to watch a specific channel, find an actor or movie, get stats for your favorite player, and more. Whether you're searching by voice, navigating through menus on screen with the directional pad, or tuning by number, everything is designed with accessibility in mind. Tap the microphone button to get started!

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Customer Reviews

Still doesn't work, now more features gone

What bonehead removed the ability to direct tune or go to a specific channel in the listings (evidently if you gave in to the X1 facade the mic button has a direct dial capability, according to another reviewer). This app is as broken as their web version of the TV listings which can't even be used anymore because it's so hosed up. The latest version still crashes if you lock and unlock device without specifically closing this app. Still doesn't show corresponding HD channel in listing details so I have to go hunt for the same show on a different channel (and there's no shortcut for doing that). The search doesn't show the results that can be tuned without additional button/tab pushes (if I'm searching for something the next thing I want to do is tune it in, not read a description). Still can't filter the on demand list like you used to be able to (like for "FREE" stuff within the service I already pay for). Also can't scroll while listing details are open. Maybe someday they'll get the basics figured out (like a schedule reminder on their X1 abomination).

Recent changes have made the app worse!

Why are updates made to apps? Case in point, this xfinity app. Previously one could open the channel listings and choose a station by typing in the number vs. scrolling to the station. I like to record on station #s in the 800 and 900s in my system. I can no longer type in the # and must scroll through the numbers, which is a pain. Also, when selecting a show to record, there used to be a red ball on the specific listing after I set it up to be recorded. Now, when I choose to record a show, there is no more red ball on the show I just programmed. Why was this removed? What was the point of these changes? To make it harder to use the app? I know these are "first world problems". But, don't make changes just to make changes. Please bring these features back!

It needs a LOT of work!

I really loved this when I first got it! I could look up what shows were on and change the station right from my phone, even if my husband had the actual remote & it drove him nuts! But after an update, I noticed that I couldn't change the station with my phone anymore, so I deleted it. A few days later I decided to try it give it another try. It worked just as well as it did the first time....for 2 days, then I had the exact same problem AGAIN! The only way I can get this to work is to keep deleting it & reinstalling it, which is extremely frustrating and time consuming!
I've found that when it stops working, it tells me that I don't have any connected devices, yet it doesn't give me any way to reconnect my device, other than deleting it and starting over. Can you guys PLEASE fix this?!?!!!

XFINITY TV Remote
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5.0
  • Size: 43.6 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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