Posted by on December 21, 2017

There are numerous remote control apps for iOS and Android mobile that give you access to fun and exciting ways of navigating and controlling different devices. If you have used any of these applications before, you probably know that they don’t always work as promised. However, there are some that surpass the expectations. A perfect example is XFINITY TV Remote. If you own an X1 cable box, this is a must-have app. Find out why in this detailed review.

Publisher: Comcast
Last update: 1 year ago
Size: 42.3 MB
Compatibility: Android 4.0.3 and up, iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Price: free
Get it on:  Google Play

What XFINITY TV Remote Is

XFINITY TV Remote is an X1 cable box remote control app which gives you additional features that are not present on the remote control that accompanies your X1 cable box. It basically makes things more comfortable and interesting for you.

This iOS and Android app has a couple of features you should definitely try out. First and foremost, it features a listings view. This gives you access to a list of preferred channels that you can tune to. The app also has a search feature that you can use to look up your favorite TV shows without necessarily having to go through a long list. Next, there is a rename feature that allows you to give different cable boxes names so that you can identify them with ease. X1 customers also get a remote voice feature for changing channels, launching apps and finding shows without touching a button. This app is quite handy for X1 cable box owners because it makes controlling it fast and convenient. I would rate this app’s features at a 10/10.

Interface

Both the iOS and Google Android versions have a very user-friendly interface. Everything is well-labeled and organized for easy access. I especially love that the app is separated into three screens. The first screen features the navigation control buttons, and the second and third screens include playback controls and the number pad. This design is outstanding. I would rate the interface at a 10/10.

Performance and Usability

Overall, this tool has decent performance. It is not prone to crashing and doesn’t affect my device performance in any way. However, I have an issue with the Android version. The voice command feature doesn’t recognize any of the commands I make except for channel changing. Other than this, it works well, and the developers are always updating it with improvements. Some of the improvements in the latest version for iOS include iPhone X support. I would rate this app’s usability at an 8.5/10.

Cross-Platform Use

This leading remote control is an app for all Android devices 4.0.3 and up, and iOS 9.1 or later (compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch). Due to this, I would rate it at a 10/10.

Verdict

XFINITY TV Remote is an excellent companion for your X1 cable box. It provides you with features that are not on your XR2 remote and makes it effortless and exciting to control your cable box. Ever since I started using it, I can’t do without it. I would recommend it to anyone who owns an X1 cable box. Get this App Store and Google Play app for your cable box today!

Other Reviews:

9.6

Features

10.0 /10

Interface

10.0 /10

Performance and Usability

8.5 /10

Cross-platform Use

10.0 /10

Pros

  • Has useful features;
  • Very easy to use;
  • It is free.

Cons

  • Voice command is not responsive;
  • It can’t replace your remote completely;
  • Uses up too much battery power.


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