Comcast Shows Off Next Generation Xfinity TV System

Comcast Shows Off Next Generation Xfinity TV SystemComcast chief executive Brian Roberts showed off a demonstration of a 1-Gbit/s broadband connection Thursday.

The system includes applications to connect viewers via the cloud to their Facebook page, traffic and weather reports and Pandora Internet radio. The term "cloud" refers to computer storage via any Internet-connected device. Think of it as a file cabinet in the sky. For example, consumers can store their iTunes library or photo connections on a "cloud" and not use up valuable space on their computers.

As part of this cloud-based initiative, Comcast also announced partnerships with Facebook and Skype this week, which will put these apps directly into the TV experience for Comcast subscribers. Comcast added other widgets to the TV service, too, such as weather and traffic updates.


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