Comcast X1 Supports YouTube 4K Streams

| December 17, 2018

article image
Starting today, Xfinity X1 customers can watch YouTube’s industry-leading catalog of online 4K content on the biggest screen in their home. More than 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute across different formats, and since the launch of YouTube on X1 last year, “YouTube” is among the most popular voice commands.YouTube is also home to the most wide-ranging library of online 4K content – from scenic nature videos to movie and video game trailers and gaming content. Its availability over the Internet on X1 marks a significant step in our commitment to expand the 4K programming choices available for our customers.Customers with an X1 voice remote can say “4K videos on YouTube” to launch the library of 4K content available in the YouTube app or they can navigate to the YouTube app via the apps menu and enter a search for 4K videos. YouTube 4K content is denoted by a 4K icon below the video title.

Spotlight

TIDAL

TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform committed to creating a deeper connection between artists and fans. TIDAL is a pioneer in giving its subscribers exclusive access to high-profile music, videos, original content, livestreams, tickets, merchandise and live experiences fans cannot find anywhere else. The platform’s original content includes the “On Air” podcast network, original video series, artist documentaries and more.

OTHER ARTICLES

Which VR headsets can you actually buy at the launch of Half-Life: Alyx?

Article | March 21, 2020

Valve released the Index in 2019. It’s a high-powered, tethered VR headset that relies on Lighthouses to position itself in your playing space, even if you’re sitting down to play. This headset is compatible with older Lighthouse base stations made for the original HTC Vive, so you can save some money if you already own them or can find them for cheap. Valve’s own second-generation base stations have better range, and at $149 per unit, they currently don’t cost much more than the new price for first-generation base stations.

Read More
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Games video creators can help attract new audiences to esports, if rights holders empower them to

Article | March 21, 2020

Those who have been following MIDiA’s games coverage for a while will have seen our posts about the growth problem of esports and suggestions around putting focus on the entertainment angle, rather than just on the sports angle, in order to most effectively capitalise on the opportunity. We have known for a while that esports viewers are only a subset of the broader games-related video viewing audience.We also know that esports audiences enjoy live entertainment in general, more so than many other entertainment consumer segments. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 consumer survey enabled us to dive deeper into how this opportunity can be approached. As a part of our upcoming Esports Viewer Dossier 2021 update, we have looked at the esports viewers, in comparison to consumers who say they watch games-related videos but not esports. The former represents the current state of play, while the latter represents esports’ potential audience growth opportunity.

Read More

Virtual Reality And Blockchain: Match Made In Heaven

Article | March 21, 2020

Having ruled the roost in science-fiction movies, and TV shows over the years, virtual reality (VR) is now an embodiment of reality. While virtual reality has not quite set the world alight yet, its future is promising. Virtual reality could make a difference in several sectors of business, including the likes of education, healthcare, and manufacturing among others. That being said, does virtual reality find application in blockchain technology? Is the coupling of these technologies a viable match? Read on to find out, and learn much more

Read More
VIRTUALIZATION

Instagram continues to perform strongly despite inconsistent brand identity

Article | March 21, 2020

Over the last few months Instagram has done its best to capitalise on the latest social media success tactics, often at the cost of its own original user proposition. The photo-sharing app for friends now offers Reels, imitating TikTok’s success. It has rolled out an option to hide Likes, the iconic feature which has characterised social media as a whole since inception. And it now is introducing ‘suggested posts’ to users’ feeds, sorted by topics a profile states they are interested in – potentially putting these ahead of photos and videos shared by profiles they actually follow. Directly mimicking TikTok, this seems to diverge very little in practice from hashtags, which are its original discovery feature. Instead, it seems to want to emulate the usability which younger users are familiar with from TikTok, in order to entice them to increase their Instagram engagement.

Read More

Spotlight

TIDAL

TIDAL is a global music and entertainment platform committed to creating a deeper connection between artists and fans. TIDAL is a pioneer in giving its subscribers exclusive access to high-profile music, videos, original content, livestreams, tickets, merchandise and live experiences fans cannot find anywhere else. The platform’s original content includes the “On Air” podcast network, original video series, artist documentaries and more.

Events