ANSWERED: What is the Xfinity XG1v4 TV Box and how does it work?
The Arris XG1v4 is an HD DVR device that supports HDR10, 4K, and Bluetooth 4.2 capability. It will be available via a self install kit and limited professional installation only for X1 customers, and regions can expect to continue using a mix of XG1s for new X1 installations. It works with the XR2, XR5, and XR11 remotes. This device is currently limited in availability.
Here are some FAQ’s
How does Bluetooth on the XG1v4 work?
XG1v4 devices are equipped with Bluetooth antennas, which allow you to connect a Bluetooth device to stream audio. This feature is currently in Comcast Labs.
What Bluetooth devices are eligible?
Currently, only Bluetooth speakers and headphones can be paired with your TV Box.
How many Bluetooth devices can be stored on the XG1v4?
You can pair one Bluetooth device; however, your Bluetooth device can be paired to other equipment. For example, the XG1v4 will pair to a speaker, that’s also connected to a laptop. But, if you’ve already paired one device to the XG1v4, you cannot pair another.
Why isn’t a clock included on the XG1v4?
The XG1v4 is the next generation video gateway. It features an updated industrial design that aligns with new X1 devices, like the Xi5, as well as future X1 devices.
Do I have to have a 4K TV to receive a XG1v4?
Regions can expect to continue using a mix of XG1s for deployment.
Will I receive 4K content if I have a XG1v4?
Yes, currently there is 4K content via the Netflix app with their Premium Plan and select 2018 Winter Olympics OnDemand content. To recieve 4k content you will need a XG1v4 and a 4K TV. Later phases of 4K will include select XFINITY On Demand, Live TV and DVR content.
What will devices be named once connected?
Device names and device types vary by manufacturer. For example, Bose Comfort 35 headset will appear as "Bose QuietComfort 35".
Can I request a XG1v4?
Yes, please author a new post in this forum requesting one. We are happy to send you a Self Install Kit.
Supports HDR10, 4K
Input/Output: HMDI Out, Ethernet
No component, No composite
No power/front panel button
Six Tuners/DVR: 500 GB Hard Drive
Supports XR2, XR5, XR11 remotes
Model Number: AX014ANM; AX014ANC
Device Type: Digital Video Recorder
Device Dimensions: 10.63 in W x 6.34 in D x 1.18 in H