Are you excited for the 2016 Rio Olympics? I know we are in our family! There’s SO much excitement around the upcoming Olympics it’s hard to imagine how we could make them even more exciting, right? If you enjoy watching the Olympics you’re going to LOVE what the Xfinity X1 platform offers to enhance your Olympics viewing experience!
Recently we had a chance a experience the Xfinity X1 platform with a group of other local bloggers and their families at an event hosted by Comcast Xfinity at the Citizens Bank Ball Park in Philadelphia. We got a sneak peek and live demo of the brand new Xfinity X1 Rio Experience and it is amazing!
The new Rio Experience on X1 offers so many great enhancements to your viewing experience including:
Front Row To Rio: The ultimate Olympics destination, uniting all of NBCUniversal’s award-winning Olympics coverage – including 1,000 hours of live programming airing across 9 of NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable networks, 650 hours of on demand programming and 4,500 hours of NBC Sports app streaming content – all in one place. You can access Front Row to Rio from the main menu (accessed by pressing the Xfinity key) or Xfinity On Demand sections of the guide, under “TV” and “Sports.”
Main Menu: With so many live events happening throughout the day, Comcast has enhanced the main menu (accessed by pressing the Xfinity key) to offer easy, instant access to real-time Olympic coverage as well as Front Row to Rio, personalized content and even a peek into new tips and tricks on X1.
Voice Remote: Get to Rio even faster with X1 Voice Remote. For the first time ever, you can quickly and easily search for your favorite Olympic sports, teams and athletes with just the sound of your voice.
NBC Sports App: For the first time, all of the online streaming content from the NBC Sports app will be integrated into the X1 experience for viewers to easily search, discover and tune.
Favorites: Viewers can tag their favorite athletes, teams and nations, providing a “bookmark” for quick and easy access to the content they care about most.
Must See Moments: Each day, Comcast will provide several tune-in notifications for marquee Olympic events that viewers won’t want to miss. Curated in partnership with NBC, Must See Moment notifications will happen in real-time. You can sign-up during the Olympic trials via the X1 Sports app or via Front Row to Rio.
Spanish Language Options: X1 customers will not only be able to navigate their entire Olympics experience via the Spanish guide, but they will also have the option to enjoy the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in either English or Spanish.
X1 Sports App for the Olympics: A first-of-its-kind Olympics companion TV experience that will enable users to search and explore the latest medal counts, live results and scores, and real-time stats for all events. Seamlessly integrated into the X1 experience, it will allow viewers to browse all live and online streamed programming schedules, tune to any event, or watch the latest highlights of their performances on demand. I love this feature!
Video courtesy Comcast Xfinity
If you sign up for Xfinity X1 you’ll automatically get the Road to Rio Experience. If you’re an existing Xfinity customer you can upgrade to X1 at no extra cost. The Rio Games will offer the most comprehensive coverage of any event in sports history with an unprecedented 6,755 hours of programming for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, starting Friday August 5th. Don’t miss a moment of the Olympics action with Xfinity X1 Road To Rio!
Giveaway: Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader has a chance to win an Rio Olympics beach bag valued at $50 including fun Rio branded items like a frisbee, ping pong ball and paddle, and beach ball. To enter, simply enter this simple giveaway form below. Giveaway ends on Aug. 8 at midnight. Good luck!! And go Team USA!!!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by #XfinityX1. We were provided with promotional items as part of this sponsored post and giveaway. As always all opinions expressed about how much we love fun interactive ways to enhance and enrich your family’s viewing experience of the Olympics are our own!