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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.

Needs work

Since the last update I am unable to schedule recordings in my app. Please fix this. I like to use the app more than my actual remote because my remote can be a bit laggy.
I would also like to see better search functions, for example on the on demand screen on my tv there is an option for “free to me” and there is not that option with the app. Another thing I’d like it to incorporate is in the “ways to watch” under a title it does not show Netflix as an option like on my tv.
Also, bundles are unable to view or purchase from the app.

It needs a few things...

It works mostly well, but don't move too far from the other remote, because you might need it when:
A program finishes from on demand, but will not exit the menu.
A program fails to start from On demand, but you can not play another program.
A recording finishes and you need to select delete now or do not delete.

If possible, I think an on screen or touch screen volume control should be added to all of the Xfiniti apps. It's highly annoying when programs on tv raise the volume and you have no way of turning it down, because the tv is out of reach or those little buttons on the side are too hard to get to on tablets.

My second request and recommendation is that you add a sleep timer. Older, disabled or lazy clients, like me, would love to be able to set the sleep timer, through the app, on the tv/tablet and just doze off at will.

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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