The Comcast Labs section of X1 is the place where the opeator regularly gives people a chance to test run new features, such as the Netflix Beta, before they are widely available.
X1 and Netflix customers will be able to watch live, On Demand, PVR, and Netflix programming, all in one place. So binge watching Stranger Things and Breaking Bad will be as easy as tuning into Sunday Night Football or catching up on recordings of The Walking Dead.
“The Netflix Beta Program has been a major effort for teams at both companies, so we’re rolling out a beta to ensure it works smoothly before we formally launch it to millions of X1 customers later this year,” Comcast said on its blog.
“We built this experience on the core foundational elements of the X1 platform, taking advantage of key technical advances like universal search, natural language processing, IP stream processing and a cloud-based infrastructure. We have expanded X1’s voice control to make watching Netflix content as simple as saying, ‘Continue watching Daredevil’.”