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Introduction

This article details how to download and use the Send to TV functionality, which allows X1 Platform customers to send websites and/or videos from a PC, smartphone or tablet to their televisions.

Note: This feature is currently only available via a Beta Trial for X1 Platform customers with XG1 devices only.

Step 1 - Download

  1. Access https://sendtotv.x1.comcast.net/ and click Try it Now!
    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV "Try it Now!" prompt
     
  2. Sign in with your Comcast ID and password to have Send to TV display your favorite Web content to view right on your TV.
  3. Additional data from your Internet connection will be used to send content to your TV with the Send to TV feature. Click Accept to agree to the Data Usage Agreement to continue.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - example from YouTube in a web browser

Step 2 - Installation

  1. Once you have signed in and downloaded the Send to TV feature, drag the Send to TV button to your browser's Bookmarks bar. This will install the bookmarklet needed to make the Send to TV feature work.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - adding the Send to TV bookmarklet to your browser's bookmark bar
     
  2. When you come across a video or website that you would like to view on your television using your XG1 device, click on the Send to TV bookmarklet.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - example from YouTube in a web browser using bookmarklet
     
  3. Sign in with your Comcast ID and password.
    Note: You will need to sign in each time you wish to use the Send to TV feature.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - example from YouTube in a web browser
     
  4. Additional data from your Internet connection will be used to send content to your TV with the Send to TV feature. Click Accept to agree to the Data Usage Agreement to continue.
    Note: This message will appear each time you attempt to use the Send to TV feature.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - Data Usage Agreement prompt

Step 3 - Using Send to TV

  1. Select the XG1 device upon which you would like to view the video or webpage.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - choosing which TV to view content on
     
  2. Select the content you wish to send to your TV.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - choosing content to view
     
  3. After choosing the content, the feedback screen will appear, indicating that the data is being sent to your XG1 device.
    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - feedback screen
     
  4. After sending a video or website to your XG1 device, a web remote with soft keys will be displayed on the computer screen (or smartphone or tablet screen) that allows you to navigate the website.
  5. To view video playback on your XG1 device, you can use the web remote soft keys or your TV remote to control the following:
    • Full-screen viewing
    • Turn off/on TV Audio
    • View the entire website on your XG1 device

      XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - viewing content on XG1 device
       
    • Send to TV Optimized Sites will allow you to access hyperlinks displayed on the XG1 device to navigate the webpage.

      XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - "Send to TV Optimized Sites" example
       
    • Send to TV Un-optimized Sites will allow you to view and read website information; however, you will not be able click on any hyperlinks within these sites. In addition, these sites will not appear full-screen.


      XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - "Send to TV Un-optimized Sites"
Important Notes:
  • Send to TV will not display on RNG150N devices in HD.
  • Send to TV will prompt the customer for a parental control PIN when content titles and ratings are enabled.
  • Send to TV supports HD-only resolution on the XG1.
  • Additional information is available in the Send to TV FAQs section on the microsite.
  • You will be able to use the Send to TV feature on your iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet beginning June 10, 2013. The download, installation and usage instructions for these devices will be the same as those presented above.

    XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform - Send to TV - mobile device examples

Find this article at:

http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/download-and-use-send-to-tv/