Comcast’s X1 customers now can live stream videos over the Internet from a smartphone to their television — or to the television of another X1 customer — through the company’s Xfinity Share app. The app also can send photos and recorded videos to the TV and to live stream and share content to mobile phones.
The sender and receiver must be Xfinity Triple Play customers with X1 DVR capable set-top boxes.
“We’re giving our customers the power to share special moments in their lives as they happen,” says Patti Loyack, vice president of communications for Comcast Cable. “From a child’s baseball game, a graduation or just a beautiful sunset, Xfinity Share lets users broadcast whatever they see in real time to the biggest screen in the home. So now a grandmother in San Francisco can watch along on her TV at the exact moment her grandson in Philadelphia blows out his birthday candles.”
To stream to the TV, follow these steps:
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• Open the Xfinity Share app.
• Select “Stream Live.”
• Accept the notification that appears on the television.
The Xfinity Share app is available to download for free from the Apple Store for iOS devices or from Google Play for Android devices. Later this year, Comcast plans to add the ability for Xfinity Share users to:
• Share content with almost anyone by sending a URL via email.
• Send content to as many as five people at the same time.
• Stop, pause and rewind the live stream.
• Store the live stream in the X1 Photos App.