Comcast Bows XiOne — A New 4K, Wi-Fi 6 Global Streaming Video Device

In a swipe at Roku, Amazon Fire TV and others, Comcast Sept. 22 announced the launch of the XiOne, a new global wireless streaming device currently available in Italy and Germany to Sky Q customers and beginning its rollout in the United States to Xfinity Flex subscribers. In Europe, the XiOne enables the first delivery of video services over IP for Sky customers.

The XiOne is the first Comcast-connected streaming device that will be made available to all its global customers across company’s Xfinity and Sky operations, and to its syndication partners.

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The XiOne is a plug-and-play device that claims faster processing and increased memory for proprietary and third-party apps. The device supports WiFi 6, 4K UHD, HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and comes with a new simpler and smaller voice remote designed with streamers in mind.

“When Sky joined the Comcast family, we brought together our engineers to share insights, roadmaps, talent, and technology to support our global customers,” Charlie Herrin, president of technology at Comcast, said in a statement. The launch of our new XiOne device is a direct result of these efforts.”

Comcast plans to make the device available across more channels and to its Xfinity X1 customers and syndication partners in the future.