Comcast and Google have announced a deal that will see the YouTube app launch on Xfinity X1 across the US later this year. X1 customers will be able to access and browse the entire YouTube catalogue of billions of videos alongside the live, on demand, DVR and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription.
“We are excited to partner with Google to bring YouTube to X1 and provide our customers easier access to all the content they love in one place,” said Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable. “By integrating YouTube into the X1 experience, viewers can simply and effortlessly access videos on any topic, from cooking, to beauty and fitness with just their voice.”
X1 customers will be able to access YouTube in the Apps and Networks sections of X1, and via featured YouTube content that will be integrated throughout Xfinity On Demand. And for the first time, YouTube viewers will use universal voice control with the X1 voice remote.
“The YouTube integration on X1 will provide users the ability to seamlessly navigate and access YouTube content alongside their cable service. And by simply using their voice, users can now access diverse videos that creators make every single day,” said Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer, YouTube.