Comcast says it will add the YouTube app to Xfinity X1 set-tops later this year.

The app, which will enable Comcast subscribers to access YouTube’s user-generated videos and other content, will be part of the cable op’s Apps and Networks section of the X1 interface. (Pictured above: YouTube’s iJustine.)

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The Comcast feature will also permit YouTube viewers to use the Comcast remote to access content by voice command.

“The YouTube integration on X1 wil provide users the ability to seamlessly navigate and access YouTube content alongside their cable service,” YouTube said in a press release today. “And by simply using their voice, users can now access diverse videos that creators make every single day.”

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As is often the case with product announcements, the press release from Comcast and YouTube does not say when the app will be launched, other than “later this year.”

X1 set-tops are now installed in roughly 50 percent of Comcast video subscriber homes, Comcast says.

— Phillip Swann