How to Use a Comcast X1 Voice Remote

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What the controller buttons do
  • How to use voice commands
Before We Begin:
  • Be near your Television and Cable Box
  • Have a working X1 Voice Remote
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1 What Does This Button Do?

Most of us have been using remotes for years and are familiar with the usual number pad, play, and pause buttons.

The Comcast X1 Voice Remote comes with more than your usual fair.

Due to device types your buttons may look different but they will have the same function.

All Power
All power button
Turns on/off both the TV and TV Box.
xfinity
xfinity button
Displays the main menu of the guide, providing access to all guide features, including DVR and Xfinity On Demand.
Guide
Guide button
Displays TV listings. When viewing the guide, press the Guide button to filter the guide by: All Channels, Free-to-Me, Favorites, HD, Movies, Sports, Kids and Trending. 
Microphone
Microphone button
Activates voice control so you can talk to your remote.
A
The A button
The Help Menu.
B
The B button
Accessibility options.
C
The C button
The Sports App.
D
The D button
For deleting a single DVR recording or multiple recordings within a folder.

2 Common Voice Commands

Unlike most remotes, the Comcast X1 has voice capabilities. You can use a few simple commands to get the most out of your new remote.

Push your Microphone button to tell your remote to listen to you.
Microphone button

Voice Command Tips

To change the channel say something like:

  • "ESPN."
  • "Watch Disney Junior."
  • "832."
  • "Watch channel 810."
  • "Turn on Discovery Channel."

Voice commands can also be used to search for TV shows and movies:

  • "Find Homeland."
  • "Watch Paw Patrol."
  • "Play The Voice."
  • "Pitch Perfect."
  • "Monday Night Football.”

Find an actor, director, music artist or personality:

  • "Tom Cruise."
  • "Search for Scarlett Johansson."
  • "Jimmy Fallon."
  • "Find Taylor Swift."

Find what song is playing on your TV screen:

  • "What song is this?"
  • "What song is playing?"

Explore sports by team, event, school and more:

  • "What games are on?"
  • "Turn on the Bulls game."
  • "When is the next Seahawks game?"
  • "Islanders."
  • "Florida Gators."
  • "Golf."

Get recommendations, and find out what's popular now:

  • "What should I watch?"
  • "What's trending?"
  • "What's on tonight at eight o'clock?"
  • "Movies Guide."
  • "Show me more like Frozen."

Browse Xfinity On Demand:

  • "HBO On Demand."
  • "Find documentaries on Starz."
  • "Free movies for kids."
  • "Show me movies about vampires."

Accessibility features for customers with disabilities:

  • Accessibility Home Screen
    • "Accessibility."
  • Set Your Accessibility Preferences:
    • "Accessibility Settings."
    • "Turn on Closed Captioning."
    • "Turn on Voice Guidance."
    • "Turn on video description."
  • Find content:
    • "Shows with video description."
    • "Accessibility Awareness." (Content collection)
  • Get Accessibility Information:
    • "Accessibility Tips."
    • "Accessibility Help."

Control DVR functionality:

  • "Record."
  • "Record American Idol."
  • "What's on my DVR?"
  • "Go to my recordings."
  • "Fast Forward."
  • "Pause."

Open an X1 app:

  • "Pandora."
  • "Launch Traffic app."
  • "Stocks."
  • "Horoscopes."

Check your WiFi/SSID name (if you have Xfinity Internet service):

  • "What's my WiFi name?"
  • "Xfinity WiFi."
  • "Show me my WiFi name."
  • "My WiFi name."
  • "Wireless Internet."

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • What the controller buttons do
  • How to use voice commands
Before We Begin:
  • Be near your Television and Cable Box
  • Have a working X1 Voice Remote
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Most of us have been using remotes for years and are familiar with the usual number pad, play, and pause buttons.

The Comcast X1 Voice Remote comes with more than your usual fair.

Due to device types your buttons may look different but they will have the same function.

All Power
All power button
Turns on/off both the TV and TV Box.
xfinity
xfinity button
Displays the main menu of the guide, providing access to all guide features, including DVR and Xfinity On Demand.
Guide
Guide button
Displays TV listings. When viewing the guide, press the Guide button to filter the guide by: All Channels, Free-to-Me, Favorites, HD, Movies, Sports, Kids and Trending. 
Microphone
Microphone button
Activates voice control so you can talk to your remote.
A
The A button
The Help Menu.
B
The B button
Accessibility options.
C
The C button
The Sports App.
D
The D button
For deleting a single DVR recording or multiple recordings within a folder.

Unlike most remotes, the Comcast X1 has voice capabilities. You can use a few simple commands to get the most out of your new remote.

Push your Microphone button to tell your remote to listen to you.
Microphone button

Voice Command Tips

To change the channel say something like:

  • "ESPN."
  • "Watch Disney Junior."
  • "832."
  • "Watch channel 810."
  • "Turn on Discovery Channel."

Voice commands can also be used to search for TV shows and movies:

  • "Find Homeland."
  • "Watch Paw Patrol."
  • "Play The Voice."
  • "Pitch Perfect."
  • "Monday Night Football.”

Find an actor, director, music artist or personality:

  • "Tom Cruise."
  • "Search for Scarlett Johansson."
  • "Jimmy Fallon."
  • "Find Taylor Swift."

Find what song is playing on your TV screen:

  • "What song is this?"
  • "What song is playing?"

Explore sports by team, event, school and more:

  • "What games are on?"
  • "Turn on the Bulls game."
  • "When is the next Seahawks game?"
  • "Islanders."
  • "Florida Gators."
  • "Golf."

Get recommendations, and find out what's popular now:

  • "What should I watch?"
  • "What's trending?"
  • "What's on tonight at eight o'clock?"
  • "Movies Guide."
  • "Show me more like Frozen."

Browse Xfinity On Demand:

  • "HBO On Demand."
  • "Find documentaries on Starz."
  • "Free movies for kids."
  • "Show me movies about vampires."

Accessibility features for customers with disabilities:

  • Accessibility Home Screen
    • "Accessibility."
  • Set Your Accessibility Preferences:
    • "Accessibility Settings."
    • "Turn on Closed Captioning."
    • "Turn on Voice Guidance."
    • "Turn on video description."
  • Find content:
    • "Shows with video description."
    • "Accessibility Awareness." (Content collection)
  • Get Accessibility Information:
    • "Accessibility Tips."
    • "Accessibility Help."

Control DVR functionality:

  • "Record."
  • "Record American Idol."
  • "What's on my DVR?"
  • "Go to my recordings."
  • "Fast Forward."
  • "Pause."

Open an X1 app:

  • "Pandora."
  • "Launch Traffic app."
  • "Stocks."
  • "Horoscopes."

Check your WiFi/SSID name (if you have Xfinity Internet service):

  • "What's my WiFi name?"
  • "Xfinity WiFi."
  • "Show me my WiFi name."
  • "My WiFi name."
  • "Wireless Internet."
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