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My husband is OBSESSED with voice controlled devices. He drives me NUTS. Seriously NUTS. He makes it even worse because he has his blue tooth earpiece in half the time and I have no clue who he’s talking to……
Anyways, when I saw that this was going to be a new feature in the X1 system I was a little worried. I have to tell you- I am secretly in love with it. Don’t tell my husband. With a backlit keyboard and aim-anywhere control, it’s awesome when you are fumbling in the dark and can’t see the numbers on the remote or when you are just being plain lazy. (I work hard, I can be lazy once in awhile ;)) There is actually a fantastically FUN new feature coming out on the 22nd. I can’t tell you now but check out my Instagram next week, I will be featuring it.
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. X1 just keeps getting better and better. 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!
Wicked Fun Feature- The remote even has some fun “hidden” features…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. Rumor has it that you can even find Frozen by singing along with some of its hits (HELP ME) …Let it Go, anyone? See which ones you can find and let me know!
How fabulous would it be if your favorite celeb responded back when you searched for their content? YES – the XFINITY Voice Remote can do that too! Try searching for “Taylor Swift 22” and see what she responds. 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!
To view the remote video please visit http://bit.ly/1J22iqC
More Voice Remote command tips: http://customer.xfinity.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/voice-command-tips
If you haven’t checked out what Ty’s up to yet, you’re missing out! He’s sharing tons of great life hacks and tips for residents of Chicago. My favorite from this month was his awesome summer time tip.
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I love his every second counts message!
XFINITY knows that every second counts, which is why they’ve launched a new character named Ty to help you find the best shortcuts and life hacks in Chicago.
Check out Ty here: Fast Life With Ty Ty will be sharing tips on how to save time and energy on his new Facebook and Twitter pages. He’s all about making the most of life! From what I have seen, he definitely fast enough to keep up with the new X1 platform. You can also find him on Instagram and Pinterest.
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