YouTube’s catalog of 4K content is now accessible on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, the cable giant announced Monday.
Comcast says the addition marks a significant step in the company’s effort to expand 4K program options for customers. This follows on Comcast’s integration of Netflix 4K into the X1 platform earlier this month, as well as the addition of Amazon Prime Video which includes 4K UHD and HDR 4K programming.
Xfinity customers can say commands like “4K videos on YouTube” into their X1 voice remote to access content, or search for 4K videos via the YouTube app.
Comcast said that “YouTube” has become one of the most popular voice commands since it launched on X1 last year.
In other Comcast news, this week the company announced a new Xfinity xFi feature that makes iteasier to connect new devices to the home WiFi network. Given device names such as “Sonos Kitchen” or “Eric’s iPad” are automatically imported when connecting to the WiFi network, instead of using a 12 character MAC address
xFi will also detect the brand, type, and operating system of the device for easier identification and personalization. Comcast’s xFi is currently available to more than 15 million Xfinity customers.