Sunday, February 9, 2014

Xfinity TV offers tips to experience the Sochi Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games represent a time when nations come together to celebrate the world’s top
athletes and witness amazing feats of speed, endurance and skill. In 2010, 190 million Americans
watched the Vancouver Winter Olympics on their TVs and this year’s Games promise to bring even more  excitement.

Together with NBCUniversal, Comcast’s Xfinity TV is bringing you more ways than ever to enjoy all the action. No matter how, when or where you watch your favorite sports, events or athletes, Xfinity TV will  ensure you experience Every Minute. Every Medal. On Every Screen.

So what type of Olympics viewer are you? The traditionalist, the newbie or the superfan? Regardless,
Xfinity TV has you covered with tips to make the most of your Olympics viewing experience whether at  home or on the go.

The Traditionalist:
 You prefer getting your Olympics fix on the biggest screen in your house. With more than 500 hours spread across five different NBCUniversal networks, there will be more coverage than ever available for a Winter Olympics through your Xfinity TV service. If you miss an event or just want to replay a Gold-medal moment, you can tune-in to Xfinity On Demand to watch the full Opening and Closing Ceremonies, complete event replays, and medal-winning highlights.

The TV Everywhere Newbie:
 Picture this: Your favorite athlete is expected to take the Gold, but you’ll be at work during the
competition. You know you can watch it live online through but you’ve never
watched anything on a computer or mobile device before. Don’t worry. TV Everywhere is easy
with Xfinity TV. All you need to start watching is the username and password you use to access
your email account and Comcast’s online properties, including
 Once you get set-up, head over to to find integrated channel listings
of what’s showing where across platforms (live TV, Xfinity On Demand and online), set your
DVR, and even watch highlights and recaps from the Games’ can’t miss moments chosen
specifically by Xfinity’s editorial team.
 Don’t know your username and password? As an Xfinity TV customer, you can simply go to and select the option that fits, such as “Find Your Username” and
answer a few questions to verify your account.
 To ensure you don’t miss a moment while you get set-up, you’ll be given a one-time two-hour
Temp Pass to instantly watch live events on and the NBC Sports Live
Extra app.

The Sochi Superfan:
 You’re no stranger to TV Everywhere and plan to take is as many Gold medal moments as you
can. Together with NBCUniversal, Xfinity TV is making mass consumption easier than ever. For
example, once you sign in to you’ll stay signed in throughout the games.
 If you’re idea of the perfect day at home means watching live TV broadcasts while
simultaneously watching another event on your computer, one on your tablet and one on your
phone – all at the same time – Xfinity TV makes this Olympics multitasking easier than ever. As
long as you’re in your home and get Xfinity Internet, you’ll be automatically logged in to or the NBC Sports Live Extra app—no need to enter your user name and
password to access the online coverage.
 If you’re an Xfinity TV customer with an X1 set-top box, you’ll have unprecedented access to
NBC Universal’s coverage of the Games. For the first time, all 1,000 hours of NBC’s online
content will be accessible directly on the biggest screen in the house though the availability of
the NBC Sports Live Extra app on Comcast’s X1 Entertainment Operating System. Also, the
popular X1 Sports app will be refreshed for the Sochi Games, featuring Olympics-specific
content including: medal counts, search, and tune-in capability to live coverage and Xfinity On
Demand content.

New Xfinity Offerings for Sochi Olympics
-- More than double the amount of NBCU live streaming hours from Vancouver, including 13 new events
-- First time for live streaming of NBC’s Olympic Trial coverage on and on Xfinity TV Go app
-- SEEiT: The Sochi Games are the first SEEiT Olympics. SEEiT links Olympic-related conversations happening on  Twitter to viewership. Directly from Twitter, Xfinity TV customers will be able to tune to NBC’s primetime show or Instant On Demand: In select markets, Comcast is testing a new technology that makes NBC’s primetime show
available On Demand a few minutes after start, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
-- X1 Sports Viewing Companion: the existing X1 Sports app will be refreshed for the Sochi Games, featuring Olympics-specific content including: medal counts, search, tune-in capability to live coverage and access points to Xfinity On Demand and the Live Extra app on X1.
-- More mobile app integration - Customers accessing Xfinity TV Go app will be seamlessly directed to the NBC Sports Live Extra app to
-- Set DVR recordings from the NBC Sports Live Extra app or the Xfinity TV Remote app
-- 4K Ultra HD: Xfinity Showcase Events in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco will enable audience to experience key highlights of the Sochi Games in 4K.

For more about the Xfinity Olympic viewing experience, visit


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