Comcast and Google today announced the nationwide launch of YouTube on Xfinity X1, giving viewers quick, easy access to YouTube’s vast online video collection alongside the live, on demand, DVR and other web programming that is already included with their Xfinity TV subscription. YouTube content will be accessible via the X1 voice remote and YouTube videos will be featured throughout Xfinity on Demand.
“Giving our customers seamless access to live, on demand and internet content in one place continues to be a key part of our strategy and we are excited to now add YouTube to the X1 experience,” said Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President, Xfinity Services, Comcast Cable. “By adding billions of YouTube videos to our video platform, we are taking our role as the aggregator of aggregators to a new level and reaffirming that X1 is the best place to easily discover and access all types of entertainment with the sound of your voice.”
YouTube’s online videos will be featured throughout the Xfinity On Demand menu and available in the YouTube app, providing easy access to trending videos and complementing existing movie, show, music, news, and celebrity content screens on X1 and supplementing thematic destinations.
“The living room is YouTube’s fastest growing platform. We are excited to supercharge our distribution there and bring Xfinity X1 users a seamless way to consume all of the content they love. Voice is a key enabler to discovery and we are looking forward to bringing it to Xfinity X1 users,” said Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube.
Featuring universal voice control with the X1 voice remote, customers can also access YouTube content by:
- Simply saying “YouTube” to launch the app.
- Searching for topical videos by saying, “YouTube, show me make-up tutorials,” or “Find party dip recipes on YouTube.”
- Calling up trailers, clips, and more related to movies, TV shows or celebrities by saying, “Watch ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on YouTube,” or “Show me clips from ‘Empire’ on YouTube.”
- Saying, “Find live streams from Coachella on YouTube,” or “YouTube, show me performances from the 2017 Grammy’s” to watch or browse clips of live event feeds.
Current X1 and YouTube signed-in customers can readily access their personalized settings and subscriptions when accessing YouTube on X1. In addition to finding YouTube content with the X1 voice remote and within Xfinity On Demand, customers can just launch the YouTube app located in the Apps and Networks sections of X1.