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:
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|
|Auburn||navy blue||burnt orange|
|Florida State||red (garnet)||gold|
|Gardner Webb||red (scarlet)||N/A|
|Iowa State||red (cardinal)||gold|
|Kansas State||royal purple||N/A|
|Murray State||gold||blue (navy)|
|New Mexico State||crimson||N/A|
|North Carolina||light blue (Carolina)||blue|
|North Dakota State||green||yellow|
|Old Dominion||(slate) blue||light blue|
|Prairie View A&M||purple||gold|
|Texas Tech||red (scarlet)||N/A|
|Utah State||navy blue||N/A|