Comcast is releasing a global streaming device that will serve both across Comcast’s Xfinity and Sky customers.
XiOne has been developed by Comcast, building on technology both from its US domestic operations and learnings from Sky in the UK. It features voice technology and aggregated search and discovery.
The box is already available to Sky Q customers in Italy and Germany and is now commencing its rollout in the United States to Xfinity Flex customers. Sky has previously used streaming boxes developed by Roku.
The XiOne is a plug-and-play device that features faster processing and increased memory, enabling swift switching and navigation in and out of apps. It supports WiFi 6, 4K UHD, HDR, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos and comes with a new simpler and smaller voice remote designed with streamers in mind.
“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.
Comcast plans to make the device available across more channels and to its Xfinity X1 customers and syndication partners in the future.