Imagine that you are watching your child’s high school graduation and you are videotaping the key moments on your iPhone. Then, with just a few clicks on your phone, your parents can watch the same video right on their television in real time!
How is this possible? It’s not through email or Face Time or regular old texting. But using a new capability from Comcast called Xfinity Share. Xfinity customers on the X1 Entertainment Operating System can live stream their favorite life moments over the Internet from their smartphone to the television to share with friends and family. Using the Xfinity Share app, customers can live stream or send photos and recorded videos to their TV, or to the TV of another X1 customer, as well as live stream and share content to mobile phones.
So now a grandmother in New York can watch along on her TV at the exact moment her grandson in Florida walks across the graduation stage and receives his diploma.
To use Xfinity Share, currently both the sender and receiver must be Xfinity Triple Play customers with X1 DVR capable set-top boxes. To stream to the TV, users just need to follow these simple steps: open the Xfinity Share app, select “Stream Live” and accept the notification that appears on the TV. Any photos or recorded videos sent from Xfinity Share are stored in and accessible via the X1 Photos app. Customers can turn off share notifications in the Photos app as well.
The Xfinity Share app is available to download for free from the Apple Store for iOS devices or from Google Play for Android devices.
For more information, go to http://www.xfinity.com/x1