When I was a little girl I watched Mary Lou Retton defy gravity countless times on my grandparents tiny living room tv. I was mesmerized as I listened to my their oohs and aahs as she claimed 5 medals. In 1984, the Olympics was a different experience. We were limited to what the network wanted us to see, and schedules were built around other programing. Watching the Olympics has completely changed, thanks to Comcast, who has sponsored this post.
Can you imagine a fully-personalized Olympics experience across all of your devices? We’re talking over 7000 hours of Tokyo Games! Comcast is rolling out new features on Xfinity X1, Xfinity Stream & Xfinity Flex to their customers! As a long term Xfinity subscriber, I am LOVING all of the options available to me to watch the Olympics!
Watch the Olympics on Xfinity.
There are three ways to experience the Tokyo Olympic Games, allowing all Xfinity customers to experience them.
Tokyo Olympics on Flex
A new feature for Xfinity subscribers, Xfinity Flex is a voice-controlled 4k Streaming TV box that puts your favorite streaming apps all in one place.
On Xfinity Flex, Comcast will offer streamers a robust X1-like Olympics destination that brings all the Olympics-related programming available to stream on the platform into one integrated experience easily accessible by saying “Olympics” into the Xfinity Voice Remote.
From Peacock’s live and on-demand programming that’s offered at no extra cost to all Flex customers, live coverage of gymnastics, track & field and the US Men’s Basketball Team to hundreds of hours of content, Peacock’s programming will be seamlessly curated alongside other Olympic-related programming from streaming services such as YouTube, HBO Max, Prime Video and more.
Flex customers wanting to experience more of the Games can quickly and easily upgrade to Xfinity TV via the Stream app so they can access NBC’s live coverage, including the Opening Ceremony and nightly Primetime.
Tokyo Olympics on X1 and Stream
X1 will once again offer Xfinity TV customers the premiere Olympics viewing experience, offering aggregated, curated and personalized access to all 7,000 hours of NBCUniversal’s live, on demand, and streaming coverage of the Games – all in one place – on the TV and across mobile devices with the Xfinity Stream app.
Saying “Olympics” into the Xfinity Voice Remote will take customers to the Olympics destination, while
special voice commands for athletes, sports, teams and featured nations will allow customers to get to their favorite Olympics content quickly.
•The first-ever fully-personalized experience across devices. With X1’s new personalization capabilities, customers can choose their favorite sports in just a few clicks to customize their Olympics destination, making it easier to find the live coverage they care about most alongside highlights of each chosen sport curated into their own personalized playlist. Any favorited sports will carry over to the Xfinity Stream app, so customers will see the same personalized experience when accessing the Games on the go.
•Notifications for must-see moments. Customers will also have the option to receive notifications for their favorite sports and get live tune-in alerts for major moments and quick links to trending highlights directly on their TV and/or mobile device.
•100 editorially-curated playlists. Curated and updated in real-time by Xfinity sports editors with trending videos and breaking news, each playlist enables customers to lean in to choose the highlights they want to see or lean back and watch the stories of the Games unfold. The editors will create dedicated playlists for each Olympic sport, unique playlists for 30+ of the most-popular athletes, and more than a dozen themed playlists, such as “Gold Medal Moments,” “Best of Team USA,” “Record-Breakers,” “Epic Celebrations” and more.
•Live coverage in 4K HDR. For the first time ever, the Olympics will be shown available live in 4K HDR with Dolby Atmos immersive audio, and X1 will offer customers full access. And for the first time, X1 customers with compatible devices will be able to experience all HDR coverage in Dolby Vision HDR. Live coverage will be available in most markets and include every night of the NBC primetime show, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, along with popular sports like gymnastics, track & field, swimming, diving, beach volleyball, golf, and tennis.
•Sport, Athlete, and Nation pages. Every sport, top athlete and major nation will have their own voice-enabled X1 destination, blending live, on demand and short form programming so that customers can stay up to date on the sports, personalities and teams they care about most. Each page will be refreshed and updated daily and showcase programming that’s airing now, upcoming coverage, and the best highlights and replays.
•Spanish-language coverage and specialized experience. X1 and Stream will bring NBCUniversal’s 300 hours of Spanish-language coverage to customers at home or on the go, and special in-language voice commands, such as “Olimpiadas,” “natacion” and “medallero,” will help customers navigate the Games in Spanish.
•Audio Description enabled for key Olympic moments. Audio description will be enabled on the Olympics primetime show and Opening and Closing ceremonies (including the 4K version) so visually impaired customers can enjoy the excitement of the Games with their friends and family.
Your favorite Olympic Sports
Our family will be tuning into skateboarding, surfing and gymnastics as our favorite Olympic Sports, and thanks to the awesome features from Xfinity, we won’t miss anything, because it’s all a voice command away!