Comcast has signed a deal with Google which is going to bring an official YouTube app to the former’s X1 set-top box. This deal is going to provide Comcast users with full access to the world’s largest online video service. Content from YouTube will be integrated alongside other on-demand content on the Comcast X1 set-top box for an improved user experience. That’s not all, the app is going to have a couple of other features which will make it very easily to use it on the set-top box.

For example, voice commands will work for the Comcast X1 YouTube app. This will enable users to launch the app without having to fumble with the remote. Voice commands will also let them search for artists, shows, and more. This isn’t the first online video streaming app that Comcast has integrated into its X1 set-top box. Netflix is available on it already.

It goes without saying that YouTube isn’t the final app of its kind to arrive on the X1 set-top box. It’s going to be one of many that eventually make their way to Comcast’s box as it continues to bring more great third-party apps to the platform.

A release date has not yet been confirmed but Comcast does say that the X1 YouTube app is going to be released at some point later this year.

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