LOS ANGELES — Xumo, the joint venture between Comcast and Charter formed “to deliver the next generation of video entertainment,” on Wednesday brought to market its Xumo Stream Box in Comcast Spectrum households.
Plans are in the works to bring it to Comcast Xfinity homes soon.
Powered by Comcast’s Entertainment Operating System (OS), the Xumo Stream Box is the newest device built on the premise of making it easy for consumers to find content, regardless of where it may be. For some, that’s a painstaking task, searching multiple menus across cable TV and OTT platforms.
Xumo seeks to end that hassle. “Watching TV was designed to be a relaxing, lean-back experience, but today’s fractured entertainment landscape has added a level of complexity that makes finding something to watch more burdensome for consumers,” said Xumo President Marcien Jenckes. “When we started Xumo, we set out with the ambition to take the decades of entertainment experience and technical innovation from Comcast and Charter and build a complete entertainment experience that breaks down the streaming silos and makes TV easy again.”
Charter President of Product and Technology Rich DiGeronimo added, “Xumo is streaming simplified, bringing a live TV experience together with all the top apps. With Xumo Stream Box, customers have endless entertainment options simplified, with aggregated search across apps and curated content offerings based on the customer’s interests and subscriptions, which will be even more powerful as direct-to-consumer apps are included with Spectrum service.”
The Xumo Stream Box is designed to give customers the ability to quickly jump into their favorite live, on-demand or streaming content. It also enables the “seamless discovery” of new programming through an integrated, content-forward interface and voice remote.
Upon startup, customers will see live video playing from the device’s primary video service app such as Spectrum TV, Xfinity Stream or Xumo Play. Additionally, a built-in channel guide makes browsing through subscribed channels a part of the Entertainment OS experience.
Xumo Stream Box comes with the ability to access subscription-based and ad-supported streaming apps, including Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, Max, Netflix, Peacock, Pluto, Prime Video, Tubi, and Xumo Play.
Xumo Stream Box joins Sky Glass and Sky Stream as the latest device powered by Entertainment OS. Comcast built the Entertainment OS platform upon open-source RDK technology which processes 40 million voice commands a day and delivers five billion streams per week across over 100 million Comcast, Sky, Xumo, and syndication partners devices.