Universal Electronics Announces Comcast is the First to Deploy QuickSet Cloud™
Subscribers Will Soon Use Their X1 Remote Control to Connect With Nearly Any Home Entertainment Device
This unique software addition is now integrated with Comcast’s innovative X1 Entertainment Operating System enabling an effortless, automated set-up experience for the groundbreaking X1 Voice Remote.
Universal Electronics’ QuickSet Cloud offers the most complete database to ensure that nearly all consumer entertainment devices can be automatically recognized and controlled with a software handshake. This solves one of the biggest challenges consumers face when accessing newly installed home entertainment devices for the first time.
“We are proud that
Unlike previous versions of QuickSet®, which require integration of embedded software in a set-top box or other device, QuickSet Cloud is accessed by X1 through simple Web APIs, speeding implementation of the application and utilizing real-time access to services.
- Automated Device Setup that enables automatic discovery and configuration of control interfaces for most HDMI-connected devices. An X1 user’s TV is immediately recognized and automatically set up for universal control by the X1 Voice Remote.
- Cloud access to Universal Electronics’ world-class device control database allows direct connectivity to the most robust collection of device control codes available, updated in real-time. This ensures that Xfinity subscribers have immediate access to the very latest control codes for almost every entertainment device imaginable, taking full advantage of the infinite processing power, scalability and updateability of Universal Electronics’ cloud platform.
- All made possible through simple QuickSet Cloud Web APIs, enabling server-to-server integration for X1 cloud video delivery platform.
“What excites us about this feature is that it brings our customers
closer to the experiences they love. Instead of fumbling with remote
codes and instructions, they can just unbox a new remote and start
discovering great content right away,” said
QuickSet is Universal Electronics’ product family integrated in millions of devices worldwide, including set-top boxes, connected TV’s, media devices, game consoles, smartphones, tablets and more.
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