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Xfinity Bringing New Voice Commands to March Madness

Xfinity is bringing its 'A' game with new Xfinity Voice Commands to help subscribers watch their favorite college basketball teams.

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I love this time of year! There is nothing like March Madness and rooting for my alma mater when they make it to the big dance. This year I am lucky because my team, Seton Hall Pirates, made it to the NCAA Tournament and can't wait to watch them. And with the help of Xfinity, I can now use voice commands to help me keep track of my team as well as all these nail-biting buzzer beaters.

Thanks to Xfinity engineers, subscribers will be able to use voice commands to tune into 67 college basketball games packed with a whole lot of cheering, buzzer beating three-pointers, surprising upsets, and inevitable triumphs. These new voice commands work with the X1 Voice Remote and are the largest number of smart home voice commands ever created by Xfinity 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.

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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.

Here is the full list of teams and their colors:

Team

Color 1

Color 2

Abilene Christian

purple

Arizona State

maroon

gold

Auburn

navy blue

burnt orange

Baylor

green

gold

Belmont

navy

red

Bradley

red

Buffalo

blue

Cincinnati

red

Colgate

maroon

Duke

blue

Fairleigh Dickson

blue

red

Florida

blue

orange

Florida State

red (garnet)

gold

Gardner-Webb

red (scarlet)

Georgia State

blue

red

Gonzaga

blue (navy)

red

Houston

red (scarlet)

Iona

maroon

gold

Iowa

gold

Iowa State

red (cardinal)

gold

Kansas

blue

crimson

Kansas State

royal purple

Kentucky

blue

Liberty

red

blue

Louisville

red

yellow

LSU

purple

gold

Marquette

blue

gold

Maryland

red

gold

Michigan

blue

gold (maize)

Michigan State

green

Minnesota

maroon

gold

Mississippi

red (Cardinal)

Mississippi State

maroon

Montana

maroon

Murray State

gold

blue (navy)

NC Central

maroon

Nevada

blue (navy)

New Mexico State

crimson

North Carolina

light blue (Carolina)

blue

North Dakota State

green

yellow

Northeastern

red

Northern Kentucky

gold

Ohio State

scarlet

Oklahoma

crimson

Old Dominion

(slate) blue

light blue

Oregon

green

yellow

Prairie View A&M

purple

gold

Purdue

(old) gold

Saint John's

red

blue

Saint Louis

blue

Saint Mary's

red

navy

Seton Hall

blue

Syracuse

orange

Temple

red (cherry)

Tennessee

orange

Texas Tech

red (scarlet)

UC Irvine

blue

gold

UCF

gold

Utah State

navy blue

VCU

gold

Vermont

green

gold

Villanova

navy

blue

Virginia

blue

orange

Virginia Tech

maroon

orange

Washington

purple

gold

Wisconsin

red (Cardinal)

Wofford

gold

Yale

blue

If you are a Xfinity subscriber, make sure you check out all the voice commands, especially if your team is playing. If you have smart home devices like smart lights, you should connect them to your Xfinity platform if you haven't already done so. It will add to your March Madness experience, especially if your team is playing. If not, you can easily buy them through Xfinity store and set them up prior to game time. It's easy and takes only seconds to do. We wish your team luck and hope you have fun with these new voice commands from Xfinity. it's a new and fun way to experience one of the best and largest sporting events of the year right in your own home.

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