Comcast has unveiled the XiOne, an internally developed wireless streaming device. XiOne is rolling out to Sky Q customers in Italy and Germany, with initial deliveries to U.S. Xfinity Flex customers beginning now and to X1 customers in the future. The service provider touts the XiOne as first Comcast connected streaming device that will be made available to all of Comcast’s Xfinity and Sky customers as well as to its syndication partners around the world.
“When Sky joined the Comcast family, we brought together our engineers to share insights, roadmaps, talent, and technology to support our global customers. The launch of our new XiOne device is a direct result of these efforts and underscores how our collaborative development approach can bring new and innovative streaming products to markets faster and more efficiently,” said Charlie Herrin, president of technology for Comcast.
The XiOne is designed to be a plug-and-play platform with faster processing and increased memory. The device offers fast switching and navigation in and out of apps as well as support of WiFi 6, 4K UHD, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Comcast has paired it with a voice-activated remote control that the company says is simpler and smaller than predecessors.