Comcast Launches an Insane Amount of Xfinity Voice Commands for March Madness
Whether you’re a sports fan or not, it’s highly probable that during the past few days you’ve written the names of a bunch of universities on some blank lines to fill out your inevitably busted bracket. It’s March Madness. It’s what you do.
In celebration of this ubiquitous sporting event—a 19-day marathon that features 68 college basketball teams playing a total of 67 games—Comcast announced the launch of the largest collection of Xfinity Voice Commands they’ve ever created for a single sporting event. The laundry list of commands centers around lighting colors in the home that correlate to the 68 teams featured in this year’s NCAA Tournament field.
Owners of the Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and either the xFi Internet or Xfinity Home service and color emitting lightbulbs from either LIFX or Philips Hue. Once connected to the home network and paired with the user’s Xfinity in-home service, the user will be able to light their room up to the colors of their favorite team. The simple command, “Xfinity Home + Go + (insert your favorite college team),” will automatically turn the lightbulbs in the room to the colors to go with that team. Saying, “Xfinity Home + Go + Syracuse,” for example, will set all of the lights to orange, while swapping out the Orange for Virginia Tech will see the lights set to maroon and orange.
Comcast has the complete list of teams and color combinations for the tournament listed on their website.
In addition, the content provider noted that college basketball fans will be able to access other features during the tournament with their Xfinity Voice Commands, including a full screen takeover of a regional or full tournament bracket with the command “College basketball bracket,” game summaries, and news, highlights, and more through the X1 Sports Guide.