Comcast X1 Update – Streaming recordings from any Internet connection

Today Comcast let X1 DVR owners stream their recordings from anywhere. The X1 DVR cloud platform allows users to download and stream their recordings right from the Xfinity TV app that’s available on iOS and Android.

The app gives you two options once you authenticate your device, which all you need to do for that is to login to the app using your Comcast account. When you login you will see your recordings listed. Select one and then click on it to choose either Watch Now which will begin streaming or you can select Take It To Go and it will begin downloading directly to your device. Do note that when you choose Take It To Go you won’t be able to watch it on your X1 DVR while its downloaded to the other device. You will have to send it back to the X1 DVR for it to show up on there again.

Live in-home streaming and X1 DVR with cloud technology are now available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Comcast expects that most of its X1 customers will have access to these features by the end of the year.

“These new features — live in-home streaming and X1 DVR with cloud technology — give our customers more flexibility for watching their favorite shows and movies in and out of their home,” said Matt Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services, Comcast Cable. “Now, any screen in the house can become a personal TV, and recorded programs can be accessed anytime, anywhere.”

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, nearly 46 percent of all TV households watch video on a laptop, notebook or netbook, and 43 percent view videos on a smartphone. That’s up from 38 percent and 33 percent, respectively, from the year prior.

X1 DVR with cloud technology gives customers more flexibility for viewing their favorite programming at home or on the go. While in the home, they can watch any recording on IP-enabled devices over Comcast’s managed network, or download recordings to take on the go. Out-of-home, they can use an Internet connection to stream or download their recordings as well.

To deliver these new features to Xfinity TV customers, Comcast has launched an Xfinity TV app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones, and adedicated portal for viewing on computers. To live stream their TV lineups or watch DVR and On Demand programming while on tablets or smartphones in their homes, customers can simply download the Xfinity TV app from the App Store, open the app and sign-in with their Xfinity TV credentials.

Live in-home streaming and X1 DVR with cloud technology are now available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Comcast expects that most of its X1 customers will have access to these features by the end of the year.

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