The FIFA World Cup 2022™ is right around the corner, and fans are starting to get ready for game day. With game day comes endless viewing party preparations like compiling the guest list, making snacks, tidying the house, and so much more.
With Xfinity, the most important task can be checked off your list: the viewing experience itself.
Comcast is offering a personalized, interactive, and bilingual viewing experience for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ across its entertainment platforms, including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, the Xfinity Stream app, and XClass TV.
The platforms will aggregate all available English and Spanish live coverage and on-demand replays into one comprehensive destination, and include new features designed to bring the best and simplest FIFA World Cup™ viewing experience to pay TV customers and streamers alike. As a special treat for you and your guests, Xfinity X1 Customers will be the first and only fans in the U.S. to experience the tournament in Dolby Vision HDR.
“The FIFA World Cup™ is going to be one of the biggest sporting events in 2022, and with streaming coverage from Peacock and Tubi, there will be more ways to watch than ever,” said Vito Forlenza, Executive Director, Product Management, Comcast. “Our platforms will bring together all the various viewing options into one comprehensive destination, making it easy for our customers – whether a pay TV customer with X1 or a steamer with Flex or XClass TV – to enjoy all 64 matches, live or on demand, in the language of their choice.”
Watch the World Cup like never before on X1 and Stream
X1 will once again deliver the most robust and feature-rich FIFA World Cup™ viewing experience, offering Xfinity TV customers a simple and intuitive way to access all tournament coverage from across networks and streaming services including Telemundo, Universo, Peacock, FOX, FS1, and Tubi This year’s destination can be accessed by either saying “World Cup” or “Copa Mundial” into the Xfinity Voice Remote. X1 offers features that will take game day to the next level:
- The first World Cup in Dolby Vision – only on Xfinity X1: Xfinity will be the only place in the U.S. where fans can experience Fox’s live 4K match coverage in Dolby Vision HDR. This advanced technology will be available on eligible X1 set-top boxes, marking the first time consumers will get to experience the FIFA World Cup™ in best-in-class HDR when viewed through a Dolby Vision capable TV
- A personalized viewing experience: With just a few clicks, X1 customers will be able to choose their favorite teams to create a custom FIFA World Cup™ viewing experience across devices, putting live coverage and match highlights of their favorite teams front and center within the destination. Your picks will carry over to the Xfinity Stream app, so you can get the same personalized experience on the go, wherever and whenever you want.
- Interactive bracket: For the first time, X1’s tournament bracket will be interactive. You can now track the latest schedule, get the latest scores and standings, and prepare for upcoming matches with the ability to set recordings or reminders directly from the bracket.
- DVR highlights: With Comcast’s global technology platform, you can find high-impact plays, like goals, penalty kicks, and amazing saves noted in the playback bar of their DVR recording so you never miss a beat and can quickly catch up on the biggest moments from the match.
Do you prefer streaming? Don’t worry, you can get in on the action too!
On Xfinity Flex and XClass TV, Comcast will offer streamers a comprehensive destination that brings all tournament-related programming available to stream on the platform into one experience, including live matches and same-day replays in Spanish from Peacock, same-day replays of all 64 matches in English available from Tubi, tournament highlights and analysis, and more.
Flex customers wanting to experience more of the tournament can quickly and easily upgrade to Xfinity TV via the Stream app so they can access FOX’s and Telemundo’s live coverage.
How Comcast California is Gearing Up for Game Day
Comcast is helping FIFA World Cup™ fans in California get pumped and ready for game day as the kickoff approaches. Xfinity stores in San Jose, Salinas, and Fresno featured a La Voz de la Gente Sound Booth in late October where fans were able to come into the store and record their personalized take on the iconic “GOOOL!” cry.
In Fresno, the Fresno Fuego soccer team joined in on the celebration at their local Xfinity store as well. They had a meet-and-greet with their fans and made “GOOOLS” of their own hosting a soccer camp for young aspiring soccer players.
These pre-game events have us and our local customers excited and ready to kick off game day on November 20.