Amazon's Prime Video has been available on multiple devices and platforms, with the service having been launched on Apple TV last December and on the Xbox One globally a few weeks prior to that. However, the video-on-demand service has shunned multichannel video programming distributors in the U.S., until now. Comcast has announced that it will add Amazon Prime Video to the Xfinity X1 platform later this year.
Xfinity X1 users will be able to gain access to Prime Originals content such as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Goliath, and Sneaky Pete. That's in addition to Amazon Prime Video's live event and Prime Video Channels subscription content, provided users have subscribed to them, as well as titles for rental or purchase. Additionally, premium shows and movies will be available in 4K Ultra HD through a compatible X1 set-top box.
Once Amazon Prime Video hits the Xfinity X1 platform in the near future, users will be able to use the X1 Voice Remote in order to look for Prime Video content. For instance, users may say "crime dramas" when searching for video content and BBC’s Killing Eve or Showtime’s The Affair, for example, will then pop up. They can also say “Amazon Prime Video” into the X1 Voice Remote in order to quickly open Prime Video content.