Comcast Customers Can Now ‘Share’ Live Streams

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Comcast announced that Xfinity customers on the X1 Entertainment Operating System can now live stream their favorite life moments over the Internet from their smartphone to the television to share with friends and family. Through the company’s new Xfinity Share app, customers can live stream or send photos and recorded videos to their TV, or to the TV of another X1 customer, as well as live stream and share content to mobile phones. To use Xfinity Share, currently both the sender and receiver must be Xfinity Triple Play customers with X1 DVR capable set-top boxes. To stream to the TV, users just need to follow these simple steps: open the Xfinity Share app, select “Stream Live” and accept the notification that appears on the TV.

The Xfinity Share app is available to download for free from the Apple Store for iOS devices or from Google Play for Android devices. The app leverages WebRTC, an open Internet standard that supports real-time communication over Web browsers. Comcast is one of the first companies to optimize this technology for the TV. Any photos or recorded videos sent from Xfinity Share are stored in and accessible via the X1 Photos app. Customers can turn off share notifications in the Photos app as well.

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