Xfinity’s X1 Olympics Coverage Is Mind-Bogglingly Expansive

August 4, 2016

4:40 pm

Every two years, the world is privileged to the Olympics, an expansive display of cultural cooperation and lively competition that brings people together from all walks of life. Whether you watch them on your smartphone during lunch breaks at work, or at home on the couch, being able to follow your favorite teams, sports, athletes, and countries is a big part of the fun. And luckily for you, Comcast Xfinity has gone above and beyond to bring you as much coverage as possible. And by that, I mean literally all of the coverage.

That’s right, the new Xfinity X1 digital cable service is providing every long jump, javelin throw, soccer goal, golf shot, and basketball dunk at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with more high tech gear and fun experiences than you can imagine. 6,000 hours of coverage are being made available to customers. So if you want to watch Bulgaria take on Uruguay in a rousing game of beach volleyball, it’ll be just a click away.

Plus, it has a bunch of other fun features that will be fun to play around with when the action on the floor routine has slowed down a bit.

Voice Remote

Voice Remote - how is USA doing-3

The simplest questions are answers at the click of the button. Everything from “How tall is Michael Phelps?” (he’s 6 foot 4 inches) to “What is the score of the USA basketball game?” (most likely 150-14) is at your fingertips. You can also use the voice remote to find athletes, check scores, record events and so much more.

Sports App Medal Count

Sports app medal count

Sportsmanship is great. And cultural cooperation is pretty cool too. But at the end of the day, the Olympics are about competition between the nations. And if you want to be sure you are constantly up to date on which country is number one in the medal count (and number one in your hearts), just check out the sports app within the X1 platform and you’ll be able to keep track of who’s in first and who isn’t.

Other Featured Nations

Multicultural featured nations

While you may be watching the Olympics in the USA, you may not necessarily be rooting for the red, white, and blue on game day. And while finding coverage of other nations was nearly impossible in recent years, Xfinity has made it as easy a saying the country’s name. Everyone from Mexico to Australia to Spain will be able to watch their soccer players, long jumpers, and javelin throwers fight for the right to stand a little bit higher on a podium than everyone else. And isn’t that the dream of going to the Olympics in the first place?

Photo: Flickr / Philip Pryke

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