With the 2018 Winter Olympics right around the corner, Comcast is offering its Xfinity TV customers some new options for the event.
That could be especially helpful for folks hoping to catch live action of York County Olympian Summer Britcher, who is set to compete early in the morning on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 12-13, in women's luge. The luge action starts at 5:50 a.m. Monday with the first two runs and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday with the final two runs.
Comcast is rolling out new features on Xfinity X1 and the Xfinity Stream app and web portal so viewers can customize and control their Olympics viewing experience across platforms.
X1 customers will enjoy access to all 2,400-plus hours of the NBC Olympics’ live, on-demand and streaming coverage — the most ever for a Winter Games — in one place. That will include live coverage of Britcher's runs on Monday and Tuesday morning. Those events will not be shown live on NBC, however, so viewers will have to use one of the other options provided by Comcast to watch her runs live.
For the first time, all Xfinity TV customers will also be able to access the NBC Olympics dashboard across devices with the Xfinity Stream app and web portal.
The X1 experience will feature:
►50 virtual channels that highlight the best moments of each day in PyeongChang.
►Daily summaries offering real-time snapshots of the Olympics with up-to-date information on the day’s events, featured athletes and a medal tracker.
►On-demand access to NBC programming.
►An on-screen companion experience with the X1 Sports App, providing viewers with the latest scores, schedules, stats and highlights for every sport and event.
In addition, X1 customers will be able to control their experience with 1,500 Olympic-specific voice commands. For the PyeongChang Winter Games, X1 customers can:
►Say “Winter Olympics” to navigate to the NBC Olympics dashboard, and navigate to their desired event from there.
►Check the hockey score while watching curling by saying, “USA men’s hockey.”
►Explore events, replays and highlights for any sport by saying, “alpine skiing.”
►Find out when athletes are competing by saying, “Summer Britcher” or “Team USA.”
►Check out how any country is doing by saying, “What is the medal count?”
►Plan out your day by saying, “What Olympics events are on today?”
The NBC prime-time coverage begins Friday, Feb. 8, with coverage available via NBCUniversal networks including NBC, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), USA Network, CNBC and the Olympic Channel.
The majority of X1 customers will be able to stream content on their TV, but a few customers may have a set-top box that does not support streaming (usually as a secondary X1 box, with another stream-capable X1 box in their home). Those customers have other options and can watch live on any mobile device using the Xfinity Stream app; online by going to www.xfinity.com/stream; or via a Roku device that has the Xfinity Stream app installed.
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