Comcast is preparing to introduce its own XClass smart TVs, with two models debuting soon.
Comcast is already one of the leading cable TV providers, but the company is looking to expand into the smart TV market according to Protocol. The company has partnered with Chinese manufacturer Hisense to build the devices.
The new TVs will run a version of Comcast’s X1 operating system (OS), the same OS that powers its streaming TV boxes. The smart TVs, however, will be available to all, not just Comcast’s customers.
“XClass TV is a smart TV that brings all your favorite apps, live channels, and On Demand movies and shows together in one place,” that site explains in a FAQ. ” XClass TV … gives you thousands of free movies, shows, music, and more. And to find what you love faster, XClass TV comes with a voice remote that lets you control your TV and search across apps with just your voice.”