X1 Voice Remote Tips and Tricks

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Shortcut Keys

  • A button: Brings up the Help menu. Press twice to turn Voice Guidance on or off.
  • B button: Opens the Accessibility Settings menu.
  • C button: Displays live sports scores, game stats and fantasy leaders without changing the channel.
  • D button: Press while in the Saved menu to delete DVR recordings.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

All Power button

  • Turns your TV and X1 TV box on or off.

Arrow Keys

  • Helps you navigate through on-screen menus.
  • Right Arrow: Pulls up the Mini-Guide to display what's on the current channel at that time. Press it again to preview up to 14 days ahead.
  • Down Arrow: Accesses on-screen playback controls while watching any video.

Channel button

  • Tunes to the next channel.
  • Press the top of the button to channel up and the bottom to channel down.

Exit button

  • Exits guide screens, Xfinity On Demand and recorded programs.
  • For X1 DVR, after rewinding live TV, this button returns you to the live point of the broadcast.

Fast-Forward button

  • Fast-forwards Xfinity On Demand and recorded programs. (Note: not all Xfinity On Demand programs support fast-forwarding.) Press more than once to fast-forward 2x-5x faster.
  • Skips forward 24 hours in the X1 On-Screen Guide.
  • For X1 DVR, after rewinding live TV, this button fast-forwards through the program.

Guide button

  • Press once to display TV listings.
  • Press twice to select and filter by guide view.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

Info button

  • Displays detailed program info.

Last button

  • In guide or menu screens, this button returns you to the previous screen.
  • When watching TV, this button displays the last nine channels or Xfinity On Demand programs watched.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

Mute button

  • Turns sound on or off.

Alphanumeric Keys

  • Use the number keys to tune directly to a channel.
  • Search instantly by program name using the alphanumeric keys.
  • In the search menu, use the keypad to enter a search term.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

OK button

  • Selects a highlighted item in the guide.

Page Up/Down buttons

  • Jumps up/down several rows in the guide and menu pages.
  • Skips 10 minutes forward or back while watching Xfinity On Demand programs.
  • X1 DVR customers can skip five minutes forward or back while watching live TV or DVR recordings.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

Page Up/Down buttons

  • Jumps up/down several rows in the guide and menu pages.
  • Skips 10 minutes forward or back while watching Xfinity On Demand programs.
  • X1 DVR customers can skip five minutes forward or back while watching live TV or DVR recordings.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

Play/Pause button

  • Plays or pauses Xfinity On Demand and recorded shows.
  • For X1 DVR, it also plays and pauses live TV.

Power button

  • Turns your TV on or off.
  • Turns programmed audio device (sound bar or AV receiver) on or off.

Record button

  • Records live TV while you're watching.

Replay button

  • Rewinds back 15 seconds on Xfinity On Demand and recorded programs.
  • Rewinds live TV 15 seconds if you have X1 DVR.
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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

Rewind button

  • Rewinds Xfinity On Demand and recorded programs. Press more than once to rewind 2x-5x faster.
  • Skips back 24 hours in the X1 On-Screen Guide.
  • For X1 DVR, this button rewinds live TV.

Setup button

  • Programs your remote to control your TV or audio device.

(TV) Input button

  • Changes the input selection on your TV to your other devices (DVD player, game console, HDMI 1, etc.).

Voice button

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Player Shortcuts

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  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

Volume button

  • Raises or lowers the volume when programmed to your TV or audio device.
  • Press the top of the button to raise the volume and the bottom to lower the volume.

Xfinity button

  • Displays the main menu for access to all guide features.
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Player Shortcuts

  • Show List of Keyboard Shortcuts Question
  • Play/Pause P or Spacebar
  • Skip Ahead 15 seconds Right Arrow
  • Skip Ahead 60 seconds Shift + Right Arrow
  • Skip Back 15 seconds Left Arrow
  • Skip Back 60 seconds Shift + Left Arrow
  • Volume Up Up Arrow
  • Volume Down Down Arrow
  • Toggle Mute M
  • Toggle Full Screen F
  • Toggle Closed Captions C
  • Jump to the Time Input J
  • Exit Full Screen; Close Overlay Player Esc

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Shortcut Keys

  • A Triangle button: Brings up the Help menu. Press twice to turn Voice Guidance on or off.
  • B Square button: Opens the Accessibility Settings menu.
  • C Circle button: Displays live sports scores, game stats and fantasy leaders without changing the channel.
  • D Diamond button: Deletes DVR recordings while in the Saved menu.

Navigation Arrows

  • Helps you navigate through on-screen menus.
  • Right: Pulls up the Mini-Guide to display what's on the current channel at that time. Press twice to preview up to 14 days ahead.
  • Down: Displays on-screen playback controls while watching any program.

Channel button

  • Tunes to the next channel.
  • Press the top of the button to channel up and the bottom to channel down.

Exit button

  • Exits out of guide screens, Xfinity On Demand, and recorded programs.
  • Returns to your show in real-time after rewinding Live TV.

Fast-Forward button

  • Fast-forwards DVR, Xfinity On Demand programming and Live TV (only after rewinding). Press more than once to fast-forward 2x-5x faster.
  • Skips forward 24 hours in the Guide.

Guide button

  • Displays TV listings.
  • Press twice to select and filter by Guide view.

Info button

  • Displays detailed program info.
  • Restarts select shows in real-time to watch from the beginning.

Back Arrow button

  • Displays the last nine channels or Xfinity On Demand programs watched.
  • In guide or menu screens, this button returns you to the previous screen.

Mute button

  • Turns sound on or off.

Alphanumeric keys

  • Number keys: Tunes directly to a channel.
  • Alphanumeric keys: Searchs by program name.
  • Keypad: Searches by keyword in the Search menu.

OK/Select button

  • Selects a highlighted item in the Guide.

Page Up/Down buttons

  • Jumps up/down several rows in the Guide and menu pages.
  • Skips 10 minutes forward or back while watching Xfinity On Demand programs.
  • Skips five minutes forward or back while watching Live TV or DVR recordings.

Play/Pause button

  • Pauses and plays Live TV, DVR and Xfinity On Demand programming.

Power button

  • Turns your TV and X1 TV box on or off.
  • Turns programmed audio device (sound bar or AV receiver) on or off.

Record button

  • Records the show you’re watching or schedules future DVR recordings.

Rewind button

  • Records the show you’re watching or schedules future DVR recordings.

TV Input button

  • Changes the input selection on your TV to access other devices (DVD player, game console, HDMI 1, etc.).

Voice Search button

  • Changes channels, finds TV shows and movies and provides recommendations.
  • Press and hold, say what you want to watch, then release. Search by channel, show, actor, genre and more. Search by channel, show, actor, genre and more.
  • Try the voice commands below to get started.
    • "What should I watch?"
    • "Watch Food Network."
    • "Watch kids shows."
    • "Record the Tonight Show."

Volume button

  • Raises or lowers the volume when programmed to your TV or audio device.
  • Press the top of the button to raise the volume and the bottom to lower the volume.

Xfinity button

  • Displays the main menu for access to all features. This includes Guide, Saved, Xfinity On Demand, Apps, Search, and Settings.

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