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 it's even easier to see what you can watch in the future. We've fixed a bug with our latest version so you can select future dates and times of TV listings.
Ratings and Reviews
ADD A VOLUME BUTTON, POWER ON/OFF AND JUST REDUCE SCREENS
Most features of the remote are there. However, having 3 different sections is really not needed. Why not just have all the same features of whatever ur current remote being issued out be the same of the UI when customers open it up. There are many other "universal remotes" out there including brands like samsung where they have an app for most versions of their different remotes. Not sure why that would be so difficult to do to make it easier to do. If you want the voice control part to be a separate tab i can kinda understand that, but for the rest it does not make any sense. Or even give the choice to the customer by allowing us to pick which remote resembles their current one and implement those features to an extent based on those choices. One of the BIGGEST ANNOYANCES to me is having no power button at all, but mostly NO VOLUME BUTTON AT ALL, which is very important to all customers to be able to control not only the guide or use on demand, but being able to turn the volume up or down as needed. I mean u have many customers, millions of dollars, dedicated design teams and app teams and NO ONE has thought about adding a volume button. The idea of using the app for a remote is usually when u lost ur remote or when the batteries die and u have done. please just add an on/off button and volume button at the least.
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.
Sub-par By Far
The Xfinity TV Remote app does indeed function and certainly comes in clutch during those times you just can’t find your actual remote…but sadly, that’s where the fun ends.
This is in no way, shape, or form a replacement or even a viable alternative to your standard Xfinity remote; most of its features and functionality are simply not there (ie. volume, channel up/down, ‘home’ button). It’s almost as if the developer quit midway through & they just let this thing go live anyway.
So, am I grateful for this app in a pinch? Absolutely. If I was talking to a friend about Xfinity & feeling helpful, would I recommend it to them or even brig it up as a ‘feature’? No way.
The Xfinity TV Remote leaves much to be desired…and by the looks of it, it’s going to stay that way, since it’s been getting similar ratings & reviews since Day 1 and remains sub-par all this time later.
**Come on, Xfinity. We pay a pretty penny for service…so don’t we, as loyal customers, deserve a basic functional remote app?! Even Vizio offers that & the TV I purchased from them only cost $89! (That’s less than one month’s service with you.)
Do you not value our business? I’m not asking you for the ability to launch a rocket from the comfort of my living room…just suggesting you provide the basic industry standard remote app. Wuddaya say??
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