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March 20, 2019

Be a College Basketball Superfan with New Xfinity Voice Commands

College Basketball X1 Voice Commands

It’s time to get your brackets ready! March is one of the most exhilarating months of the year for men’s college basketball. Over 19 days, sports enthusiasts will tune into 67 college basketball games packed with a whole lot of cheering, buzzer beating three-pointers, surprising upsets, and inevitable triumphs. For those watching all the action from home, our Xfinity engineers have been creating more fun ways to enjoy the games with a bunch of new voice commands that work with the X1 Voice Remote. It’s the largest number of smart home voice commands they’ve ever created for a single sporting event!

What you need

First, you’ll need to have the Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and either the xFi Internet or Xfinity Home service. Second, you’ll need color emitting lightbulbs, from either LIFX or Philips Hue, which you connect to your home network with either the xFi or Xfinity Home mobile app. Bulbs can be purchased online for under $50 each. Once you pair the bulbs with Xfinity Home or Xfinity xFi, you’ll be ready to light up your living room with your favorite team’s color(s) in true superfan fashion.

Time to light it up!

Next, grab your X1 Voice Remote and say, “Xfinity Home + Go + (your favorite team’s name).” For example, say, “Xfinity Home, Go Villanova,” and you’ll see your connected lightbulbs automatically turn blue and light blue. Say, “Xfinity Home, Go Iowa State,” and the lights will turn red and gold. Don’t worry, no matter which team you’re rooting for in the tournament, our engineers have got you covered. In fact, they programmed all 68 teams into the experience! See the full list below.

In addition, X1 customers can use their X1 Voice Remote to access all the action and more using these commands:

  • Say “College basketball bracket” to access a full screen takeover of regional or full tournament standings.
  • Say “College basketball” to go to the tournament destination in the X1 Sports Guide, a comprehensive destination for all related programming, news, highlights, events and more.
  • Say “Minnesota Golden Gophers” vs. “Louisville Cardinals” for game summaries or how teams facing off stack up against one another.

  • We hope you have fun with these new voice commands from Xfinity. Enjoy the tournament!

    Here is the full list of teams and their colors:

    Team Color 1 Color 2
    Abilene Christian purple N/A
    Arizona State maroon gold
    Auburn navy blue burnt orange
    Baylor green gold
    Belmont navy red
    Bradley red N/A
    Buffalo blue N/A
    Cincinnati red N/A
    Colgate maroon N/A
    Duke blue N/A
    Fairleigh Dickson blue red
    Florida blue orange
    Florida State red (garnet) gold
    Gardner Webb red (scarlet) N/A
    Georgia State blue red
    Gonzaga blue (navy) red
    Houston red (scarlet) N/A
    Iona maroon gold
    Iowa gold N/A
    Iowa State red (cardinal) gold
    Kansas blue crimson
    Kansas State royal purple N/A
    Kentucky blue N/A
    Liberty red blue
    Louisville red yellow
    LSU purple gold
    Marquette blue gold
    Maryland red gold
    Michigan blue gold (maize)
    Michigan State green N/A
    Minnesota maroon gold
    Mississippi red (cardinal) N/A
    Mississippi State maroon N/A
    Montana maroon N/A
    Murray State gold blue (navy)
    NC Central maroon N/A
    Nevada blue (navy) N/A
    New Mexico State crimson N/A
    North Carolina light blue (Carolina) blue
    North Dakota State green yellow
    Northeastern red N/A
    Northern Kentucky gold N/A
    Ohio State scarlet N/A
    Oklahoma crimson N/A
    Old Dominion (slate) blue light blue
    Oregon green yellow
    Prairie View A&M purple gold
    Purdue (old) gold N/A
    Saint John's red blue
    Saint Louis blue N/A
    Saint Mary's red navy
    Seton Hall blue N/A
    Syracuse orange N/A
    Temple red (cherry) N/A
    Tennessee orange N/A
    Texas Tech red (scarlet) N/A
    UC Irvine blue gold
    UCF gold N/A
    Utah State navy blue N/A
    VCU gold N/A
    Vermont green gold
    Villanova navy blue
    Virginia blue orange
    Virginia Tech maroon orange
    Washington purple gold
    Wisconsin red (cardinal) N/A
    Wofford gold N/A
    Yale blue N/A
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