Comcast launches voice-controlled remote for some customers



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NEW YORK (AP) — Fights over the remote are about to get a lot louder.

Cable company Comcast launched a voice-controlled TV remote for some of its Xfinity customers Tuesday. Users can search for shows, channels, movies, their TV recordings and on demand programing with their voice.

Customers can change the channel after they press a blue button on the remote and say "Watch ESPN," for example. They can also set up a recording with their voice, search for movies based on popular quotes or ask "what's trending?" to see what TV shows are popular.

The new remote works only with Comcast's X1 cable box. New customers will receive the voice-controlled remote when they sign up. Existing customers can order one free on the Xfinity website or pick one up at an Xfinity Store.

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