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Comcast set-top box for cord cutters may double as smart home hub

Comcast set-top box for cord cutters may double as smart home hub

Comcast is developing products to target its cord-cutting customers, according to a new report. The alleged platform is intended for customers who only have a broadband Internet subscription, though it'll be an uphill battle against established competitors like Roku and Netflix. Comcast's alleged products will include a set-top box.

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Comcast X1 gets Ticketmaster for finding and buying concert tickets

Comcast X1 gets Ticketmaster for finding and buying concert tickets

Comcast has teamed up with Ticketmaster to bring concert ticket purchases directly to the Xfinity X1 system. The new feature is available to subscribers with the Xfinity X1 service, enabling them to view concert tour dates and, if they find one they like, request tickets for it through their TV. The system integrates purchasing and utilizes a text message code that is used to finalize the purchase online.

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Comcast expands Xfinity X1 with three more ESPN sports networks

Comcast expands Xfinity X1 with three more ESPN sports networks

Comcast has teamed up with ESPN to launch three additional sports networks on its Xfinity X1 platform: ACC Network Extra, ESPN3, and SEC Network+. The expansion enables subscribers to stream these channels over the Internet, getting their fix of college football and other live sports events throughout the year.

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Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast Xfinity X1 to add Amazon Prime Video this year

Comcast has teamed up with Amazon to offer Prime Video on its Xfinity X1 platform, giving subscribers direct access to the video streaming service. This is the first time Amazon Prime Video will be available on an MVPD platform in the United States, according to Comcast, which says its customers will be able to control the video app using the X1 Voice Remote.

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Comcast Xfinity Mobile limits video to 480p, charges extra for HD

Comcast Xfinity Mobile limits video to 480p, charges extra for HD

Comcast has revealed a change to its Xfinity Mobile wireless phone service, one increasingly common among carriers: a hard cap on video streams resolution when on cellular data. Though the resolution cap doesn't apply when a subscriber is connected to WiFi, it greatly reduces the quality when a video is watched over the 4G LTE network, bringing it down to "dvd" quality.

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Huge Comcast outage sees internet and TV down across the US [Updated]

Huge Comcast outage sees internet and TV down across the US [Updated]

Comcast is experiencing a pretty major outage at the moment, so if you're having problems accessing the internet, you're definitely not alone. The outage seems to be affecting much of the US, from coast to coast. Even worse is that it sounds like it could be a problem that's going to take Comcast a while to sort out.

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Comcast deactivates system that throttled heavy Internet users

Comcast deactivates system that throttled heavy Internet users

Back in 2008, Comcast deployed a "congestion management system" that throttled Xfinity Internet customers who used too much data. That system, despite its massive unpopularity, had been live for the past decade, the keywords here being "had been." The company revealed earlier this week that it has deactivated that throttling system.

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Comcast Fox bid puts Disney on notice: $65 billion all-cash in play

Comcast Fox bid puts Disney on notice: $65 billion all-cash in play

Following a report alleging as much yesterday, Comcast has officially placed a bid for 21st Century Fox, countering Disney's own effort to acquire the assets. The company doesn't shy away from calling its offer "superior" to Disney's, pointing out that it is putting forward straight cash versus Disney's own all-stock offer. The business decision was reportedly spurred by the recent favorable AT&T - Time Warner merger ruling.

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Comcast eyes Fox after AT&T gets Time Warner merger approval

Comcast eyes Fox after AT&T gets Time Warner merger approval

In a massively controversial decision, US District Judge Richard Leon has ruled that AT&T can acquire Time Warner, and do so without any conditions placed on it. This was the biggest antitrust case in many years, potentially paving the way for similar deals among other companies. Now that the ruling has been made, we may soon see the fallout: sources say Comcast is preparing to make a move on Fox.

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Comcast taps Fandango to sell movie tickets on X1 platform

Comcast taps Fandango to sell movie tickets on X1 platform

Comcast has teamed up with Fandango to bring movie ticket purchasing to the Xfinity X1 platform. According to the service provider, the integration brings both showtimes and tickets to a user's TV, enabling them to watch a movie's trailer, find a theater, and buy tickets using Comcast's system. According to Comcast, this is a first for set-top boxes.

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Comcast xFi Pods give XFinity users their own home mesh

Comcast xFi Pods give XFinity users their own home mesh

Wi-Fi meshes are now the hot thing in home networking. Once just a feature in offices and more sophisticated environments, home networks have become just as complicated to require their assistance. There is no shortage of Wi-Fi meshes from popular router and networking equipment makers, but, while more open and flexible, they may not always work with ISPs proprietary technologies. That is why Comcast has just launched their own xFi Pods mesh system so that XFinity subscribers won't have to look elsewhere or give anyone else their money.

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Xfinity X1 can now hunt down your Tile by voice

Xfinity X1 can now hunt down your Tile by voice

Comcast and Tile have teamed up for a new way to track down lost items tagged with a Tile device, putting the search results right on your TV screen. The new functionality has been baked into Xfinity X1, and allows for voice searches using the system's X1 Voice Remote.

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