Recently, I had the chance to sample some of the Rio Olympics TV viewing experience at a Comcast event in Boston. Here’s what I learned…
For Rio, Comcast has created an Olympics destination on X1, offering customers a place to easily search, discover and access more than 6,000 hours of NBC’s Olympic programming available throughout the Games. The Road to Rio homepage is accessible through the main menu, which Comcast has enhanced to offer easy, instant access to real-time Olympic coverage as well as Front Row to Rio and customized content. Customers will also have the ability to personalize their Olympics experience by using the “favorite” feature on X1 to easily follow the athletes, teams and nations they care about most and navigate the entire Olympics experience with the sound of their voice using the X1 voice remote (in English or Spanish).
With the integrated X1 Sports app, customers can search and explore the latest medal counts, live results, and real-time stats for events, as well as browse all live and streaming programming schedules, select the specific event live stream they would like to view, and watch the latest highlights of their favorite events and athletes on demand.
Plus, X1 customers can also access GoldZone right on the TV or on their mobile device to watch any Olympics match that will result in medals for the winners.
And, there’s no worries about missing any of the action with real-time notifications around must-see moments, the ability to select from broadcast or specific online streaming coverage of individual events and catch up on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, or any edition of the full NBC primetime show, available the next day on Xfinity On Demand.
Tablettoddlers is looking forward to watching the Olympics with the kids.