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January 31, 2020

4K on Xfinity: What’s New and How to Watch

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Providing our customers with the best viewing experiences is a top priority and this includes giving them access to 4K programming from TV networks, movie studios, and streaming services who make it available. Here is the list of upcoming live 4K events available to Xfinity X1 customers and check back as it is updated regularly:

NCAA College Basketball Live Games:

We'll be airing select college basketball games in 4K HDR / 4K SDR:

  • Wednesday, March 11-Friday, March 13, 2020: Big East Tournament

English Premier League (EPL) Live Matches:

We’ll be airing select EPL matches in 4K SDR

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30AM ET: Watford V Liverpool

Year round, X1 customers have access to the most 4K programming including:

  • 4K programming from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube
  • Hundreds of on demand titles from studios and partners such as Lionsgate, Smithsonian, K2, EPIX, Music Choice, Stingray Ambience, STX, and more
  • The ability to rent and purchase select 4K movies directly from X1

Xfinity Flex customers have access to 4k programming available through Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.

What is 4K TV?

4K UHD resolution is four times full HD, providing a clearer, more vivid picture. Current HDTV offers 1,920 pixels (tiny dots that make up the picture) across the width of the screen - the more pixels, the sharper the image. With 4K technology, the number of pixels across the picture is doubled to 3,840 (approximately four thousand or "4K"), and the vertical scanning lines are double as well, from 1080p to 2160p.

Watching 4K content with Xfinity TV

4K HDR set top boxes are available for X1 (XG1v4 or Xi6) and Xfinity Flex (Xi6) customers (they must also have a 4K television and 4K-capable HDMI cord in order to watch 4K programming).

Customers can use their Xfinity Voice Remote to say "4K" (or search "4K") to be taken to a 4K UHD landing page that displays all 4K programming available.

When X1 or Flex is set up, it will automatically be set to the highest video output resolution possible for your TV, including 4K UHD. To make sure your box is set to 2160 resolution, say “device settings” into your voice remote and from there select “video display.” On X1, if you choose to view On Demand content (for free, rental or purchase) that's available in 4K, playback will automatically default to the appropriate 4K color depth based on your TV’s capabilities. Currently, Flex customers have access to 4K programming available through Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.