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Support XFINITY TV View Your Photos with the XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform Photos App

Introduction

Using the X1 Photos app, you’ll be able to view photos from your Facebook, Flickr and Instagram accounts directly on your TV.

Features of the X1 Photos app include:

  • View pictures in an album individually, or play them as a slideshow
  • Display details such as captions and the upload date for albums and photos
  • Include selected albums as part of the Screen Saver gallery
  • Select multiple accounts per household
  • Using the Explore option, view top-ranked photos from select photo services
  • Provides password protection ensures users can determine who is able to view their photos on the X1 app.

Launching the X1 Photos app

X1 Platform - Dashboard Apps screen

When first launching the Photos app, you will be asked to enter your four-digit PIN:

  • For single-profile accounts, the PIN request is presented below.
  • For accounts with multiple profiles, there will be an additional "Who’s Signing In?" screen prior to the PIN screen, where the appropriate profile is selected.
    X1 Photos app - Who's Signing In screen

Connecting your Comcast account with your photo service

If the Photos app is launched prior to connecting your Facebook, Instagram or Flickr accounts with your Comcast account, you will notice that the service provider icons are not present in the Home screen. Instead, X1 Photos app - Add service provider icon icons are present.
X1 Photos app - Home screen with no service provider icons

Visit http://welcome.comcast.net/x1 to connect your Facebook, Instagram or Flickr account to your Comcast account. Once configured, re-launch the Photos application on your TV to see your photos.

After re-launching Photos, the service provider icons are present:
X1 Photos app - Home screen with service provider icons

Use the Explore Feature

The Explore feature allows you to view top public photos from Flickr, which are not directly tied to your personal Flickr account.
X1 Photos app - Explore option on home page

Note: You can limit access to public photos by setting up a PIN at http://welcome.comcast.net/x1.

Once in Explore, you’ll have the option to view photos individually or in a slideshow format.
Note: All slideshows display a new full-screen image every five seconds.
X1 Photos app - Explore function (Flickr)

Explore also contains Flickr’s newest feature, dubbed "Interestingness," a feed designed to help you explore Flickr's most interesting content.

View Flickr Photos

  • Select Flickr.
  • Select Your Photos to view your personal Flickr photos.
    X1 Photos app - Flickr - Your Photos page
     
  • Hover over an album thumbnail to display the album’s name. Select the thumbnail to view the photos in the album.
    X1 Photos app - Flickr - Photostream page
     
  • Once you have selected an album, you can view photos individually, or you can click the Slideshow tile to view a slideshow of all album photos.
    X1 Photos app - Flickr - Slideshow option
     
  • Hover over a photo thumbnail to display the photo’s caption. Click on the thumbnail to open a full view of the photo, and then press the OK or Info buttons for more detail.
    X1 Photos app - Flickr - Hover/Photo caption displayed
     
  • You can also view individual photos, or a photo slideshow, from your contacts in the Contacts screen.
    Note: Only five images will be displayed per contact.
    X1 Photos app - Flickr - Your Photos/Contacts page

    X1 Photos app - Flickr - Your Photos/Slideshow page
     

View Facebook Photos

  • Select Facebook.
  • On the Albums page, hover over an album thumbnail to display the album’s name. Select the thumbnail to view the photos in the album.
    X1 Photos app - Facebook Albums
     
  • Once you have selected an album, you can view photos individually, or you can click the Slideshow tile to view a slideshow of all album photos.
    X1 Photos app - Facebook Albums Slideshow option
     
  • Hover over a photo thumbnail to display the photo caption. Click on the thumbnail to open full view of the photo, and then press OK or Info buttons for more detail on the photo.
    X1 Photos app - Facebook Albums Slideshow with caption
     
  • When viewing an individual photo, you can view the album slideshow by selecting Play Slideshow.
    X1 Photos app - Facebook Albums - Slideshow playing

View Instagram Photos

  • Select Instagram.
  • Select Your Photos to view your personal pictures, or select Following to view the photos of the users that you are following on Instagram.
    X1 Photos app - Instagram - Your Photos
     
  • The Following page will contain a list of photos from your Instagram feed, after filtering out the your own photos.
    X1 Photos app - Instagram - Following page
     
  • Hover over a photo thumbnail to display the photo’s caption. Click on the thumbnail to open full view of the photo, and then press OK or Info buttons for more detail on the photo.
    X1 Photos app - Instagram - Caption
     
  • The Play Slideshow option will appear. Click Play Slideshow to play a slideshow of all photos.
    X1 Photos app - Instagram - Play Slideshow

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