Xfinity X1 Voice Remote Control
Last month, XFINITY released something totally new in the future of awesome – the Voice Remote. Part of the X1 Entertainment Operating System, the voice remote allows users to search through tens of thousands of shows and movies by simply talking into the remote. Who wants to press buttons anymore, am I right?! We all love convenience and this remote is about as convenient as it gets: just say it, then you see it!
You can search by actor, channel, sports team and much, much more – no special commands, just plain English. You can even ask it what you should watch or to show you more like your favorite shows! I had a little fun with this feature in my recent Vine video, which reveals what I really want to see on my TV:
Ha! Ever get caught trying to look at photos of William Levy shirtless? Just me? Well, obviously that is not one of the commands on the remote and I was just having some fun- but the other commands in the Vine are totally legit!
I really love this: The remote even has some fun “hidden” features…it recognizes hundreds of popular movie quotes! For example, if you tell your voice remote, “If you build it, he will come,” it will find the movie Field of Dreams. Rumor has it that you can even find Frozen by singing along with some of its hits…Let it Go, anyone? See which ones you can find and let me know! If you are interested in more hacks, go here.
So if you are ready to get vocal with your TV, the Voice Remote is available to anyone with the X1 Entertainment Operating System from XFINITY. New customers will get the remote during their installation and existing ones can either pick one up at an XFINITY store or order online using the form here. I’m signing up for one myself right now!