Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control. Change channels, browse Xfinity On Demand, TV listings, and DVR recordings--you can even use voice commands if you've got an X1 Voice Remote. This app is included with your Xfinity X1 service.
-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:
-Launch existing recordings onto your TV right from the app and delete them when you’re finished
-View scheduled recordings
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.
-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
-Help and support page: xfinity.com/support/xfinity-apps
Now, Comcast Business customers can use the Xfinity TV Remote app to change the channel on multiple devices with one, easy-to-use interface. When you’re in the app, simply tap on the channel you want and select the devices you’d like to tune to that channel.
Ratings and Reviews
No longer able to set recordings from TV Remote app
The ability—from the xfinity TV remote app—to set recordings, has recently been removed. DUMB MOVE!! This was one of the best features of the app. Now, recordings can only be set when at the location where a customer’s TV service is provided. A person can no longer set recordings when traveling or otherwise away from the service location. When I called Comcast to complain, I was told it is “a legal issue.” Comcast owes its customers a complete explanation and a time estimate when the feature will be restored, if ever. I’ve been a Comcast customer for many years and have rejected many solicitations from other companies over the years, but now may be the time to change my service provider. Satellite or internet companies may be the answer.
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.
Just like all of Comcast / xfinity, this is garbage. Worst of all is xfinity customer service. HORRIBLE customer service. How about the constant glitches in my service. How about my set top boxes saying I'm not authorized to receive the service when I pay $200 a month. How about repair technicians who don't show up, which had happened to me 5 different times after waiting all day. How about the cable line that is running through my yard for 2 months now and the guy who buries the line hasn't showed up yet. I could go on and on because I'm only scratching the surface. Xfinity is garbage not worthy of garbage and so are their employees. Beware if you think of signing up for this service or leaving your current provider.
Here’s an updated review since my last review above. Since I have switched to the X1 service (2 years ago) I’ve had much better luck with my service. I haven’t had to call customer service, even though Xfinity customer service is still rated at the bottom of the barrel. The WiFi is very fast too. The xfinity tv remote app WAS really good, right up until you can no longer record your programs away from home. WHY WHY WHY would you get rid of that feature???
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.