PHILADELPHIA & LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast and Netflix today announced the Netflix service will launch on
millions of X1 devices across the country next week. Integrated
throughout the platform, X1 customers with Netflix subscriptions will be
able to easily browse and access over the internet the extensive online
collection of Netflix TV shows and movies alongside the live, on demand,
DVR and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription.
“We are excited to add Netflix to X1 and give our customers access to
all the content they love in a way that has never been done before,”
said Neil Smit, Chief Executive Officer, Comcast Cable. “Netflix has
been a terrific partner, and our incredible teams of engineers and
designers have come together to create an experience that is not only
seamless and intuitive, but also lets viewers search and watch tens of
thousands of movies, shows, specials and documentaries with the sound
of their voice.”
Netflix content will be fully integrated into Xfinity On Demand,
enabling X1 customers to watch past and current seasons of shows like The
Blacklist, How To Get Away With Murder or The Walking Dead;
explore popular Netflix original series like House of Cards, Orange
Is The New Black and Stranger Things; or catch up on recent
classics like Breaking Bad, LOST and Mad Men, all
in one place.
“The Netflix integration into the X1 platform means our mutual customers
will no longer need to change inputs or juggle remotes,” said Reed
Hastings, Netflix Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Now they can
seamlessly move between the Netflix app and their cable service,
enjoying all the TV shows and movies they love without hassle.”
By combining the TV libraries of Netflix and Xfinity On Demand, X1
Launch the Netflix app by simply saying “Netflix” into the X1 voice
- Browse Netflix content alongside other on demand movies and shows
Search for an actor like “Adam Sandler” or “Kevin Spacey” and see
everything they are in, across both Xfinity and Netflix.
Start from the beginning of long-running shows like The Walking Dead
or Scandal — with all prior seasons from Netflix and the
current season from Xfinity — available in one place.
Current X1 and Netflix customers will be prompted to sign in when
accessing the Netflix service on X1 for the first time. New Netflix
customers will be able to sign up for a new Netflix membership directly
on X1, have the service added to their Comcast bill and begin to
immediately explore and enjoy the service on X1 or across devices.
The Emmy-award winning X1 platform will be in 50 percent of Comcast
video customer homes by the end of 2016. For more information about X1,
interested customers can visit www.xfinity.com/X1.
To learn more about Netflix on X1, visit www.xfinity.com/netflix.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and
also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 86
million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million
hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series,
documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want,
anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can
play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.