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Comcast has launched a product that allows its Xfinity Internet customers to have an easier and more enjoyable time while looking across multiple streaming apps for something to watch.

Xumo Stream Box is powered by EntertainmentOS, Comcast’s new entertainment experience that combines UI, a metadata platform and voice technology into a scalable experience that is designed to make it easier for customers to locate content. Other devices powered by EntertainmentOS are Sky Glass and Sky Stream, Comcast noted in its press announcement. 

“Finding something to watch across streaming apps can be frustrating and time consuming for customers,” John Dixon, Comcast senior vice president, entertainment, said in a prepared statement. “Xumo Stream Box helps simplify streaming so customers can spend less time searching and more time watching with key features like live TV at start-up, leading voice search, an integrated guide, and all the most popular apps preloaded and ready to watch.”

Comcast and Charter partnered on the streaming platform, branding it as Xumo, a little more than a year ago.

Customers can use Xumo Stream Box from Xfinity to:

  • Search for a show or movie by saying its name into the included voice remote. The Xumo Stream Box will search across available apps and services.
  • See Xfinity Stream live channels, which are always front and center on Xumo Stream Box. This is designed to make it easy for customers to find something to watch among the app’s more than 20 FAST channels, and for NOW TV customers to quickly access more than 40 streaming channels from A&E, AMC, Hallmark, Warner Bros. Discovery, and other services.
  • Build personalized viewing lists for family members with “My List.” Customers can add any show or movie available on Xumo Stream Box to a specific list, giving them a quick way to find what to watch next.

Charter Spectrum customers first had access to the Xumo device about two months ago.

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