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Comcast and Google today announced a deal that will launch the YouTube app on XFINITY X1 across the country later this year. X1 customers will be able to easily browse and seamlessly access over the Internet the entire YouTube catalog of billions of videos alongside the live, on demand, DVR and web programming included with their XFINITY TV subscription.

 

X1 customers will be able to access YouTube in the Apps and Networks sections of X1, and via featured YouTube content that will be integrated throughout XFINITY On Demand.  And for the first time, YouTube viewers will enjoy universal voice control with the X1 voice remote and be able to access YouTube content in the following ways:

 

  • Launch the YouTube app by simply saying “YouTube” into the X1 voice remote.

 

  • Browse featured YouTube content alongside other On Demand movies and shows.

 

  • Search for movie trailers or TV show clips by saying, “Show me Adam Levine clips from ‘The Voice’ on YouTube,“ or “YouTube,
    find ‘The LEGO Movie’ trailer.”

 

  • Access hundreds of thousands of music videos by saying,
    “Show me Ariana Grande videos on YouTube,” or “Watch Katy
    Perry’s ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ on YouTube.”

 

  • Watch the world’s best gamers face off by saying, “YouTube,
    Launch League of Legends Championship Series.”

 

  • Search the latest videos from your favorite personalities by
    saying, “Show me Ellen Degeneres on YouTube,” or “YouTube,
    Logan Paul videos.”

 

  • Or search millions of user-generated videos like dinner recipes
    and workout routines by saying, “YouTube, show me chicken
    recipes,” or "Find yoga videos on YouTube.”

 

 

Once launched, X1 customers will be able to browse and access YouTube’s massive collection of digital content, including gaming videos, eSports content, music clips, fitness videos, daily vlogs from YouTube creators, entertainment clips, and real-time trending news, sports and viral videos.  Current X1 and YouTube customers will also have the ability to sign in when accessing YouTube on X1 and readily access their personalized settings and subscriptions. 

 

 

 

When will YouTube on XFINITY X1 be available?

YouTube app on XFINITY X1 across the country later this year.

 

Will I have to pay for the YouTube on XFINITY X1?

This service will be available to customers with an X1 XFINITY TV subscription at no additional charge.



How does YouTube on XFINITY X1 work?

  • X1 customers will be able to access YouTube in the Apps and Networks sections of X1, and via featured YouTube content that will be integrated throughout XFINITY On Demand.

 

  • For the first time, YouTube viewers will enjoy universal voice control with the X1 voice remote and be able to access YouTube content.

 

  • X1 customers will be able to browse and access YouTube’s massive collection of digital content, including gaming videos, eSports content, music clips, fitness videos, daily vlogs from YouTube creators, entertainment clips, and real-time trending news, sports and viral videos.

 

  • Current X1 and YouTube customers will also have the ability to sign in when accessing YouTube on X1 and readily access their personalized settings and subscriptions.

 




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Wny is it that YouTube isn;t on the X1 anymore? It use to be on the Comcast Labs website. 

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is there an app for using YouTube on smart tv & xfinity Xi3?
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What apps are available are what is listed in the apps menu.

 

If you have a smart TV that has a youtube app, then that has nothing to do with the Comcast box.

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please how can i download youtube app on my tv

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If the OP has a smart TV, it may have YouTube pre-installed.  Of course, that would be controlled by the TV remote, not X1. 

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Did you know that if you voice control and say youtube that an app will show up ? Is this only me .?
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Did you know that if you voice control and say youtube that an app will show up ? Is this only me .?

The only new item I saw was WATCHABLE in my X1 Profile Settings.....

 

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What are you seeing after that???

I get an error message APPS 04154 and nothing further. Not sure exactly what this means. 

YouTube might be getting away from their "app" (Samsung recently deleted the YouTube app, Panasonic and Roku still have it) and need in some cases we to access YouTube using a web browser.

I don't recall any announcements from Comcast about apps.


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Did you know that if you voice control and say youtube that an app will show up ? Is this only me .?






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Ray, the watchable you see is in regards to this

 

http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/Web-Tab/td-p/2610859




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I know... already signed up and it is showing as active in Profile... I'm more concerned about the top post...  spoke Youtube into XR11 and it showed  <huh?>

 

Me thinks OP needs to rewrite post.....

 

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How do I watch youtube on tv.  Want to watch nbadleague games.  Can watch on IPAD

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Sounds awesome. Any idea when this will happen?

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When will YouTube on XFINITY X1 be available?

YouTube app on XFINITY X1 across the country later this year.



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Will this support casting/control from mobile devices?  Our Youtube timne is spent going through videos in the Subscribed list and selecting the ones we are interested in as a large playlist.  Maintaining this level of control, while the main screen continues to play, would go a long way to make us not need our Chromecast anymore.  

 

 

Second question:  Full support for Youtube Red?

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Until Comcast comes out with a X1 cable-box capable of 4K, those of us with Ultra High Definition televisions will have to access You Tube through the You Tube app on our smart televisions to watch 4K videos currently on You Tube.

 

Their current X1 boxes cannot output 4K streaming videos. Many HD videos, on You Tube, are 1080p (Blu-Ray) which we current view that way on our UHD televisions. It may be possible for some X1 boxes with 1080p output to support Blu-Ray but we need someone from Comcast to confirm if this is, or will be possible.

 

I would think the Xi5 box would be able to handle the HDR videos I find and watch through the regular You Tube app.

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I am really looking forward to the YouTube App!!

 

I hope it works and looks very simular to how the Youtube App works on Sony Smart TV's.

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I received a message from Xfinity saying that Youtube would be added to the platform, just like Netflix.  Still hasn't happened.  Anyone know when it will go live?

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Quoting the first sentence in the first post "later this year". Exact release date hasn't been announced yet. Release date will be posted here when it's ready



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They also said they were adding Sling TV app. That has not happened yet either. 

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YouTube will be a fantastic addition to X1, but there are Two issues that Comcast could be helpful in convincing YouTube to address.

 

#1, There is a vast store of YouTube "stuff" that is low to very low definition.  YouTube has actually made this situation worse by making users think that "Up Converting" to produce HD resolution is worth while.  Clearly, this is not the case and a significant amount of YouTube material is going to be unwatchable on modern TVs.  Now is the time for YouTube to educate the public to submit HD resolution and to segregate all the low resolution into a seperate catagory that can easily be filtered out.

 

#2, There is suddenly a barage of YouTube videos showing up with software generated speech.  If the submitter is incapable of speaking the required English language, then it is of no interest to me. I for one, will not view this undesirable material and a filter should be provided to eliminate it as well.

 

 

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jckool44 wrote:

Any updates?


No, nothing yet, any updates will be posted in the first post in the thread.




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ComcastAndrew wrote:
Quoting the first sentence in the first post "later this year". Exact release date hasn't been announced yet. Release date will be posted here when it's ready

Based on the Roku app timeline, I expect a beta version sometime in late January 2018, with a fee to be determined later.

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When we first switched from Verizon to Comcast YouTube was clearly available on the apps screen. I'm not sure when it disappeared, but I was able to watch ch YouTube videos on my regular old Vizio smart tv. So it was there Comcast. Why was it removed?
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When we first switched from Verizon to Comcast YouTube was clearly available on the apps screen. I'm not sure when it disappeared, but I was able to watch ch YouTube videos on my regular old Vizio smart tv. So it was there Comcast. Why was it removed?

perhaps you are remembering Facebook (pictures) and Instagram (photos) apps?




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I just checked my TV and see they have something called "Stringray" to watch music videos. Not sure how extensive the videos they have are. Anyone familiar with Stingray?

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Great.
Finally my kids will be able to watch otter kids they don't know playing video games with other kids they don't know and they won't even need to fire up the Xbox
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The year is going fast. What is the holdup?

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Got the email. Coming soon means nothing how bout a launch date.
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I got the same email today. Twin Cities MN area. Will YouTube be launched nationally at once, or in individual markets? A go date would be helpful.
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I got no e-mail. I am right outside Philly 

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When will the you tube addition to Xfinty become available?

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When will the you tube addition to Xfinty become available?


I am going to guess and say late September or early October.

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You should suggest to Comcast execs that they create and rent out a box like the old WebTV system where we can surf the net on our tvs with wireless keyboards and such. Possibly even watch tv AND surf the net at the same time via picture-in-picture or split-screen technology.

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TheBlackPanther wrote:

You should suggest to Comcast execs that they create and rent out a box like the old WebTV system where we can surf the net on our tvs with wireless keyboards and such. Possibly even watch tv AND surf the net at the same time via picture-in-picture or split-screen technology.


Comcast still has to negotiate with all content suppliers to gain permission to stream the content.




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I talked to them on Twitter yesterday and and they said it started to roll out in August and will continue until the end of the month
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What does that mean "rolling out" Also, I never got the e-mail that was mentioned

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skintime wrote:

What does that mean "rolling out" Also, I never got the e-mail that was mentioned


Rolling out probably refers to software/firmware updates; the X1 boxes get updated in "batches" (by region?).  I doubt they would try to push out the update to EVERY X1 box in one night.




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No YouTube here in Boston yet. We have Netflix, Pandora, Facebook and Instagram apps.

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My X1 can't seem to find YouTube. Has it been taken off?
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Still nothing out Philly waySmiley Sad

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skintime wrote:

Still nothing out Philly waySmiley Sad


Relax everyone, the app is coming. The app must be created then beta tested before it can be released as functional. My guess would be Sept - Dec 2017

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The tweet from comcast says August. Wish they would just give us a concrete date

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Will there be any way to lock the Youtube channel by users so only I can view my Youtube history?????  :>)

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skintime wrote:

The tweet from comcast says August. Wish they would just give us a concrete date


They can't.  They roll the update across the country to millions of X1 users. I am in the Houston market and others I know here have gotten changes wees before and after I did.




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Will there be any way to lock the Youtube channel by users so only I can view my Youtube history?????  :>)


They haven't announced any details yet.




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