Comcast introduces XiOne streaming device
September 22, 2021
Leveraging its combined group technology expertise, Comcast has launched the XiOne, a new global wireless streaming device currently available in Italy and Germany to Sky Q customers and beginning its rollout in the United States to Xfinity Flex customers.
In Europe, the XiOne enables the first delivery of video services over IP for Sky customers. The XiOne is the first Comcast connected streaming device that will be made available to all its global customers across Comcast’s Xfinity and Sky operations, and to its syndication partners.
Designed with the flexibility to connect all of Comcast’s video customers across the globe with their favourite entertainment, the XiOne is a plug-and-play device that features faster processing and increased memory, enabling swift switching and navigation in and out of apps. The device supports WiFi 6, 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos and comes with a new simpler and smaller voice remote designed with streamers in mind.
“When Sky joined the Comcast family, we brought together our engineers to share insights, roadmaps, talent, and technology to support our global customers,” noted Charlie Herrin, President of Technology for Comcast. “The launch of our new XiOne device is a direct result of these efforts and underscores how our collaborative development approach can bring new and innovative streaming products to markets faster and more efficiently.”
XiOne is the latest technology developed by Comcast that leverages its global technology platforms, bringing the best hardware, voice technology and aggregated search and discovery to the company’s suite of entertainment and connectivity products. Comcast says that its range of devices across Xfinity, Sky and its syndication partners provide incredible experiences that connect, protect and entertain customers around the world.
The XiOne is currently available in Italy and Germany to Sky Q customers and is beginning its roll out to new Xfinity Flex customers. Comcast plans to make the device available across more channels and to its Xfinity X1 customers and syndication partners in the future.