zeebox: Updates App With Remote Control For XFINITY TV

written by: Richard Kastelein

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In the latest update to its award-winning app – now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play – zeebox adds new remote control capabilities, Spanish-language channel support, more TV providers and other improvements.

These new features come just two months after the award-winning TV companion app launched in the US to critical acclaim and announced partnerships with content providers NBCUniversal, Viacom and HBO, who are already providing enhanced zeebox experiences for hundreds of shows across dozens of channels.

By upgrading to the latest version of zeebox, XFINITY TV subscribers have another option to change TV channels directly from their iPad, iPhone or Android smartphone. The user experience is seamless: fire up zeebox to see instantly what’s on TV, what’s buzzing, what the celebrities and your friends are watching.

Tap on a channel logo in zeebox’s guide view to tune instantly to that channel. Or, pick a show in zeebox and tune to that channel while zeebox automatically displays that show’s page. With one click, you’re watching the show and at the heart of the related social buzz, accessing a wealth of additional information, interactivity and commerce.

With zeebox you can jump to a TV show to watch alongside your friends or favorite stars with just one click – no matter who their provider is. There is no need to know the channel numbers or search for the show.

“We believe seamless remote control is one of those killer features – integrated with our content and embedded with the consumer experience. Consumers absolutely love zeebox’s remote control feature. In addition to launching with XFINITY TV, we’re working on adding remote control support for additional cable and satellite providers in the near future,” said Anthony Rose, co-founder and CTO of zeebox.

In the UK, zeebox can already remote control Sky+ and Virgin TiVo set top boxes and a range of smart TVs from Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.

Since launching in 2011, zeebox has become the market-leading TV companion app, uniquely enabling consumers to discover TV content through their extended social network, to follow their favorite celebrities’ viewing, and to automatically get more information about shows. zeebox knows what consumers are watching, and engages them with relevant content and ecommerce opportunities in synch with live TV.

The latest version of the zeebox app also adds:

  • Contenido en Español – prioritize Spanish-language channels to your TV guide with a single click.
  • Many new TV providers – if yours wasn't listed before, download the new version now!
  • Improved guide navigation – get to your favorite shows more quickly and easily.
  • Plus many other enhancements to make zeebox better than ever.

To find out how to get zeebox on the Web, on iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones visit http://zeebox.com.


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