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The X1 Platform™ From XFINITY Brings Next-Level TV To Every Device

By Sponsor in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 1, 2014 5:00AM

This post is brought to you by Comcast XFINITY.


It's about time TV caught up with the way you watch it. With the launch of XFINITY's new X1 Platform™, Chicagoist's been chosen to join the XFINITY Team So Fast for the next six months, when we'll show you how the X1 can help save you tons of time and connect you to your favorite shows and sites faster than ever.

With the X1 system, you can finally get everything you've always wanted out of TV. Record four shows or movies—yes, four—while watching a fifth live at the same time. Once they're all recorded? Watch them anywhere, thanks to cloud-based DVR storage. You can even download recordings to your tablet or smartphone to pass time when you have to be offline.

Even better is your smartphone doubles as your command center, allowing you to schedule recordings from afar and control volume, change channels, and get recommendations from the couch. And while you're searching, the X1 pulls results not only from the guide, but from your DVR and XFINITY On Demand™, so you can be sure nothing slips through the cracks.


To help you get started, you'll have 100 top shows and movies preloaded and ready to prepare you for those treacherous water cooler chats. If you need even more help getting the most out of life—and that includes chilling on the couch—XFINITY's created Ty, a new character meant to share the best shortcuts and lifehacks in Chicago, as well as tips and tricks for saving time and energy around the house. No matter what social network you burn the most time on, he's there for you; check Ty out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or even his good old-fashioned webpage to see what's what!