Industry’s First Integration with Vote.gov Enables Xfinity Customers to Request the Latest Voting Information In Their State Through Their TV
Since March, news viewership on Xfinity platforms is up 38% from the same time period last year, and today Xfinity is making it even easier for customers to stay informed this election season through Election Central, now available on X1 and Flex. Election Central helps customers access the latest information on voting in their state via their Xfinity Voice Remote and makes all the latest election news and happenings available in one place in both English and Spanish.
Additionally, X1 and Flex customers can say “How to vote” or “Cómo votar” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to find general voting information such as how to register, how to vote this year, and breakdowns of the key 2020 races. And for the first time, by selecting the tile that says “Voting Information” or “Información para votar,” customers will be able to enter their mobile number and immediately receive a link to vote.gov, the official U.S. government voter information website with information on voting in their specific state.
For real-time election news coverage, analysis and more, X1 and Flex customers can say “Election Central” or “Noticias de las elecciones” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to access a curated content destination featuring programming from more than a dozen networks and streaming services, including ABC News, CBS News, Cheddar, CNN, CNN en Español, C-SPAN, Fox Nation, Fox News, iHeartRadio, MSNBC, NBC News, Newsmax, Newsy, NPR, PBS, Telemundo, TYT, Univision, YouTube and more.
Through Xfinity’s Election Central, X1 and Flex customers can also find:
- Live and on demand coverage and highlights of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions on their preferred network within the “Choose Your News Row”
- Historical moments from campaign trails, including coverage from Democratic and Republican National Conventions dating back to 1948, as well as documentaries and specials
- On demand episodes from favorite political affairs shows including ABC News’s This Week, CBS News’s Face the Nation, CNN’s State of the Union (X1 Only), Fox News Sunday, and NBC’s Meet the Press.
- Top podcasts for news and analysis, including the Chuck Toddcast from NBC News, The Ben Shapiro Show, The Daily from The New York Times, The Glenn Beck Program, and Up First from NPR.
However voters decide to consume news and information, Xfinity’s Election Central is the place to find the latest on daily 2020 election developments in the ever-changing race for the White House and other down-ballot elections.