DETROIT – It’s time to get your brackets ready!  March is one of the most exhilarating months of the year for men’s college basketball.  Over 19 days, sports enthusiasts will tune into 67 college basketball games packed with a whole lot of cheering, buzzer beating three-pointers, surprising upsets, and inevitable triumphs. 

For those watching all the action from home, Comcast’s Xfinity engineers have been creating more fun ways to enjoy the games with a bunch of new voice commands that work with the X1 Voice Remote.  It’s the largest number of smart home voice commands they’ve ever created for a single sporting event!

What You Need:

First, you’ll need to have the Xfinity X1 Voice Remote and either the xFi Internet or Xfinity Home service.  Second, you’ll need color emitting lightbulbs, from either LIFX or Philips Hue, which you connect to your home network with either the xFi or Xfinity Home mobile app.  Bulbs can be purchased online for under $50 each.  Once you pair the bulbs with Xfinity Home or Xfinity xFi, you’ll be ready to light up your living room with your favorite team’s color(s) in true superfan fashion.

Time to Light it Up!

Next, grab your X1 Voice Remote and say, “Xfinity Home + Go + (your favorite team’s name).”  For example, say, “Xfinity Home, Go Villanova,” and you’ll see your connected lightbulbs automatically turn blue and light blue.  Say, “Xfinity Home, Go Iowa State,” and the lights will turn red and gold.  Don’t worry, no matter which team you’re rooting for in the tournament, our engineers have got you covered.  In fact, they programmed all 68 teams into the experience!  See the full list below.

In addition, X1 customers can use their X1 Voice Remote to access all the action and more using these commands:

  • Say “College basketball bracket” to access a full screen takeover of regional or full tournament standings.
  • Say “College basketball” to go to the tournament destination in the X1 Sports Guide, a comprehensive destination for all related programming, news, highlights, events and more.
  • Say “Minnesota Golden Gophers” vs. “Louisville Cardinals” for game summaries or how teams facing off stack up against one another.

 

Here is the full list of teams and their colors:

 

Team

Color 1

Color 2

Abilene Christian

purple

Arizona State

maroon

gold

Auburn

navy blue

burnt orange

Baylor

green

gold

Belmont

navy

red

Bradley

red

 

Buffalo

blue

 

Cincinnati

red

 

Colgate

maroon

 

Duke

blue

 

Fairleigh Dickson

blue

red

Florida

blue

orange

Florida State

red (garnet)

gold

Gardner-Webb

red (scarlet)

 

Georgia State

blue

red

Gonzaga

blue (navy)

red

Houston

red (scarlet)

 

Iona

maroon

gold

Iowa

gold

 

Iowa State

red (cardinal)

gold

Kansas

blue

crimson

Kansas State

royal purple

 

Kentucky

blue

 

Liberty

red

blue

Louisville

red

yellow

LSU

purple

gold

Marquette

blue

gold

Maryland

red

gold

Michigan

blue

gold (maize)

Michigan State

green

 

Minnesota

maroon

gold

Mississippi

red (Cardinal)

 

Mississippi State

maroon

 

Montana

maroon

 

Murray State

gold

blue (navy)

NC Central

maroon

 

Nevada

blue (navy)

 

New Mexico State

crimson

 

North Carolina

light blue (Carolina)

blue

North Dakota State

green

yellow

Northeastern

red

 

Northern Kentucky

gold

 

Ohio State

scarlet

 

Oklahoma

crimson

 

Old Dominion

(slate) blue

light blue

Oregon

green

yellow

Prairie View A&M

purple

gold

Purdue

(old) gold

 

Saint John’s

red

blue

Saint Louis

blue

 

Saint Mary’s

red

navy

Seton Hall

blue

 

Syracuse

orange

 

Temple

red (cherry)

 

Tennessee

orange

 

Texas Tech

red (scarlet)

 

UC Irvine

blue

gold

UCF

gold

 

Utah State

navy blue

 

VCU

gold

 

Vermont

green

gold

Villanova

navy

blue

Virginia

blue

orange

Virginia Tech

maroon

orange

Washington

purple

gold

Wisconsin

red (Cardinal)

 

Wofford

gold

 

Yale

blue