Free to Me Guide View Allows customers to view only the listings of the channels they are entitled to view
A new “Free-to-me” Guide View will be made available to customers that presents a grid view of only the channels for which they have entitlements. The new guide view will be available as an option in the Guide View Selector page. Press guide 2x The new guide view will also be available as an option for the setting “Default Guide View” found in Settings- >Preferences->General
Netflix Entitlement Knowledge Netflix subscribers will now see Netflix content sorted correctly in Ways to Watch. In W2W sort, Netflix will be treated as a premium network, and be sorted alphabetically
Filter Recordings by Category Filter option will be added to Saved > Recordings. The “Filter” option will allow DVR users to choose between a view of the full list of recordings on the account or of just recordings on the account that fall into the following categories: TV Movies Kids Sports News The default view of the Recordings List will continue to be a list of all recordings on the account.
Auto Tune To HD Improvements Smoother transition from SD to HD
Linear Upsell Subscribe button is being added to subscription Channel Entity Pages that users are not subscribed to
Application Locks Application locks have been expanded to give users more controls over what applications are, and are not, locked on their TV box. Users will have the ability to individually lock the following applications: Netflix, Watchable, My Account, Pandora, Photos, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, xFi, Voicemail, Home, and Youtube (when available).
Removed Functionality B Button Pressing the “B” key while in full screen will no longer display a video window in the bottom right portion of the screen.
Sports Guide Revamp The format of the Sports Guide View will be changing to allow for a top level navigation for easy navigation through all the different sports to know what’s on.
The XG2 has received the update. Why remove the function of the B button? Will it receive a new function? Why advertise 4 buttons on the remote if only 3 will function? If you're going to have 4 buttons on the remote then all 4 should have a function.
It was removed and will be replaced with an action that, for right now, is still to be determined.
Well, if it is still to be determined, why remove the function? Clearly, as seen in this forum (http://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/X1-Shortcut-button-not-working/m-p/2941178#M133254) the function is greatly desired.
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We apologize for the inconvenience. The B button functionality has been removed for the X1 remotes, which allowed X1 users to view video while navigating the guide menu.
In addition to the main guide grid, XFINITY X1 offers the option of viewing programming information from the Mini Guide, a streamlined version of the guide that displays on the right-hand side of your screen. While in the mini guide, if you select the right arrow button on the remote, you will be able to see additional programs by channel. You can use the page down button, or down arrow to see future programs by date – this allows you to see 14 days of programming as well, similar to the Guide View. For more details, please see https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/x1-guide-how-to-navigate-in-the-mini-guide/.
Another alternative would be to adjust the Background Darkness Level of the Guide, to 1, which will make the guide a more transparent overlay to Live TV. Customers can go to Settings->Preferences->General->Background Darkness Level and set it to 1. For more details, please see https://www.xfinity.com/support/cable-tv/x1-background-darkness-level/.
ComcastJessie, thank you for the reply, but as you can see from the response on this thread, those options are not as useful as the PIP feature of the "B" button. I and others on this forum used this function multiple times a day and would like to have it returned. Can you or someone on your team please relay this to the people who make that decision?
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I agree and I'm sure the people that can change this back do not monintor this forum. Is there an address we can write to to to make our concerns heard?
We can all message them on their Twitter Comcast Cares account (@comcastcares) and on Facebook on their Xfinity account.
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