Tell Your TV What To Do with the New XFINITY Voice Remote #Giveaway

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Technology is simply amazing. I can remember watching The Jetsons as a kid and thinking no way will we ever be able to do any of those futuristic things. But now? We can FaceTime and carry thousands of songs in tiny devices and we can even speak to our TV. Just this past month, XFINITY introduced the new Voice Remote for the X1 Entertainment Operating System, which allows you to literally tell your TV what to do. What do I mean by that? My husband (a.k.a. Jolly Dad a.k.a. Mike) will show you!

As you can see, he’s super excited about all of the cool features of the new Voice Remote!

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Voice Remote Features:

  • Press the voice button then say whatever you’d like X1 to help you with. You can use it to change channels, find shows, get recommendations, launch apps and more.
  • You can search by actor, channel, sports team and much, much more – no special commands, just plain English. You can even ask it what you should watch or to show you more like your favorite shows!
  • With a backlit keyboard and aim-anywhere control, it has never been easier to navigate with ease, even in the dark.
  • The voice remote is another example of XFINITY’s commitment to accessibility for all. By giving the options to simply say, “Turn on Closed Captioning” or to use voice guidance, everyone can find his or her favorite shows and movies.

Plus, it has some really FUN features too! It recognizes hundreds of popular movie quotes! For example, if you tell your voice remote, “If you build it, he will come,” it will find the movie Field of Dreams. You can even find Frozen by singing along with some of the hit songs like “Let It Go”.  Do you speak minionese? Well, the boys at my house love The Minions and were super excited when they discovered that the Voice Remote understands minionese lol. So for example, if you say “banana” into the remote, the system pulls up food shows. Say “Popagonia” and you get romance movies. Super cute!

 

 


You can find more hacks and cool features of the Voice Remote here.

The Voice Remote is available to anyone with the X1 Entertainment Operating System from XFINITY. New customers will get the remote during their installation and existing ones can either pick one up at an XFINITY store or order online using the form here. To get yours shipped out today – it’s free, just pay S+H!

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Comments

  1. Lisa Brown says:

    I like being able to change the channel just by speaking into the remote.

  2. Harmony b says:

    i like that you can search by movie qoute

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like that you can turn on closed captioning with your voice. We use closed captioning all the time.

  4. Julie Wood says:

    I like that when I Press the voice button and say whatever I like X1 to help me with that the Voice remote can change channels, find shows, get recommendations, launch apps and more! How awesome!

  5. Natalie says:

    I love that you can search by actor, channel, sports team and it has a backlit keyboard.

  6. I like that you can use the voice button to change channels, find shows, get recommendations, launch apps and more

  7. Terri S. says:

    I love the feature that you can search by actor.

  8. steve weber says:

    I like the voice commands – super neat!

  9. Janet W. says:

    I love the search options and how you can search by sports team, actor, etc.

  10. Tabitha says:

    I like that you can search my actor!

  11. I like the easy search and recommendation feature the most.

  12. Sarah Hayes says:

    i like the aim anywhere control

  13. James Robert says:

    I like I would be able to keep up with all my sports much easier using this, just ask and will give the info

  14. I love that it recognizes movie quotes

  15. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love that you can search by actor, channel, sports team and much more!

  16. I think the coolest feature is the popular movie quotes recognition.

  17. Jessica Beard says:

    I love you can search by actor and even movie quote!

  18. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    To me the entire voice part is cool. It is crazy to think that you can just ask it to do something like search for actors and it does it. Incredible!

  19. Kelly D says:

    I like that the remote recognizes popular movie quotes.. that is really cool!

  20. I like that you just use plain English not special commands

  21. I like that you can use it like a standard remote to. Then if someone comes to visit, and doesn’t know how to use the voice part they can still use it.

  22. Terra Heck says:

    Pretty neat! I like that you can use it to find shows, get recommendations, and launch apps. Thanks.
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  23. Linda Kish says:

    I like that I could tell it what I want instead of having to type it in like I do now.

  24. Jennifer Marie says:

    I like that you can search by actor.

  25. D Schmidt says:

    I like that you can search by actor, channel, sports team and much, much more – no special commands, just plain English.

  26. Elle P. says:

    I like the voice command.

  27. Karine Traverse says:

    I love that you can search by different things like actors

  28. I think it’s so cool that it recognizes movie quotes.

  29. Danielle K says:

    The recommendations! That it will show you other shows you might like. It often feels like there is “nothing on” 🙂

  30. shelly peterson says:

    I like that you can change the channel just by using your voice.

  31. Nannypanpan says:

    I like that it understands minionese

  32. Sheila K. says:

    I like that it makes recommendations based on my favorite shows!

  33. I like that it works though voice commands.

  34. I love how it recognizes popular movie quotes!

  35. Kristin Goodson says:

    Love that you can search for movies by saying quotes! I would love to do that.

  36. I may be overwhelmed by the many possibilities of this remote.

  37. Tamra H says:

    Love that you can search verbally by so many things! By sports team is really cool. I would never get control of the remote ever again though! 🙂

  38. Rana Durham says:

    i love the feature of searching by quote to find shows and movie. that rocks

  39. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love how you can search by actor.

  40. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the voice commands

  41. Betsy Barnes says:

    One of the coolest features of the Xfinity Voice Remote is you can search by actor, channel, sports team, very fast and easy way to find a program 🙂

  42. Kristen says:

    I like that it can find your show for you just by your asking.

  43. I like the voice commands

  44. Courtnie says:

    I like that you can search by actor.

  45. Tracy Robertson says:

    I like how you can search by movie quote, the quotes are what I usually remember more than the titles.

  46. I like the feature that you can search by actor.

  47. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    My favorite feature is that it has a backlit keyboard and aim-anywhere control, making it easier to navigate with ease, even in the dark. Very nice!

  48. Tabathia B says:

    I like that you can use the search feature for channels or sports.

  49. Barbara Montag says:

    I like the backlit keyboard and aim-anywhere control.
    thank you

  50. I liked you can search by actor

  51. I like extensive search function.

  52. tammy shelton says:

    I like the ability to put in a famous movie quote and it will find the movie for you.

  53. Erin Walsh says:

    I like the search feature, you can search by your favorite actors.

  54. best feature: hubby will be able to work the remote without his glasses

  55. Robin W says:

    The closed captioning feature would be a huge help to me. I like to watch TV in bed, but there are times when it drives the husband nuts. Being able to turn that on would be great.

  56. Daniel M says:

    you can search by actor, channel, sports teams and more

  57. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love that you can ask it what you should watch!

  58. Jenna D says:

    I think the backlit keyboard is pretty awesome!

  59. I like that you can search by actor.

  60. I like that it can search movie quotes, that’s pretty cool because lots of times I know quotes and not titles.

  61. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I love the voice command feature for changing channels!

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  62. Karla R. says:

    The voice command is the best feature.

  63. I like that it has more search options; that will definitely come in handy.

  64. Alison Tolar says:

    I think that it is super cool that you can search by actor, channel, sports team and more.

  65. I like the voice command.

  66. Stacey b says:

    I think it’s cool you can use it to search for movies and shows.

  67. Starla B says:

    I love that you can search for movies and shows by voice command and also speak famous movie quotes. This would be so helpful for my Nana!

  68. Dandi D says:

    I really like the backlit keyboard and aim-anywhere control.

  69. Mary Cloud says:

    the coolest feature is being able to quote a movie and it finds it for you

  70. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I just love that you can change the channel by speaking to the remote.

  71. Jennifer Bryan says:

    I think voice commands are the best feature.

  72. that I can ask it to get me the news and weather!

  73. Janice Cooper says:

    I love how you can search by actor, channel, sports team,etc… That’s a cool feature!

  74. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I love that you can press a button and say whatever you want and ask for whatever you want!

  75. Heather Dawn says:

    My favorite feature is that it can recognize hundreds of popular movie quotes!

  76. Linda S. says:

    Being able to search by actor.

  77. Ellen Casper says:

    I like that you can search by actor, channel, sports team,etc

  78. Susan Christy says:

    I can change the channel without picking up the remote! Every time I reach for it I’m afraid I’ll knock over my drink.

  79. Jillian Too says:

    I really like the feature that allows you to search by actor because a lot of times we can’t remember the movie we want to watch but we can remember who is in it.

  80. Birdiebee says:

    The feature that I like best and would really help me is that you can search by actor, channel, sports team and much, much more – no special commands, just plain English. Since I have limited function of my hands, this would really be a blessing.

  81. love the the voice commands

  82. shaunie says:

    I would have to say that asking for a recommendation is great!

  83. Anita L says:

    Being able to speak to the remote in english commands is pretty awesome! This is much nicer than searching for buttons!

  84. Michelle says:

    Love that it recognizes movie quotes.

  85. Katie J says:

    I like the search by movie quote feature!

  86. Denise L says:

    I love that there are so many ways to search – actors, channels, shows, sports, movie quotes. That’s awesome!

  87. courtney b says:

    I think technology is getting cooler and cooler !:)

    I love the idea!

    Thanks!

  88. Teresa Moore says:

    I love how I can mention an actors name and it will come up with movies or shows. Sometimes I can remember who is in a movie but not the title. This would be helpful.

  89. laurie murley says:

    I like that when I talk it can change the channel among other things, great

  90. voice control is the coolest feature!