A couple of weeks ago, Comcast put on an Xfinity event for Boston influencers to learn about their X1 platform and Xfinity Home. I left Jules with Robbie for the first time and it felt so good to be out meeting adults. The Comcast staff were so nice. They ushered me from my car. They gave me a folder. They talked nice to me.
There are so many things that Xfinity does that I had no idea about two weeks ago but I want to tell you about the stuff that I got most excited about.
X1 makes regular TV look lame. If you already have Xfinity TV, it’s totally free to upgrade.
Kids Zone + Common Sense Media
We only want the boys watching shows that have a positive message. Using the X1 parental controls, we can sort through kids programming to find content that is appropriate for our boys. Integrated Common Sense Media ratings and reviews assess programs based on a range of different themes like educational value, positive role models, positive messages, violence and scariness, language, consumerism, sexy stuff etc. We can also set a PIN so the boys don’t wander out of Kids Zone or order pay per view programs.
Specially Tailored-for-TV Apps
You can play your Pandora playlist, check the weather or keep tabs on your family’s favorite teams with the X1 Sports app.
Customers can stream their recordings and live television directly to their devices. This is great for setting up a second screen for your kids. Road-trip? Download all the episodes from your favorite series and let the binge-watching begin!
**The apps are detailed below.
NEST Learning Thermostat
You can manage your energy consumption by controlling your lights and thermostat remotely. My Comcast gift bag had a NEST Learning Thermostat in it, which works with Xfinity Home. I replaced our old thermostat myself while Robbie was in California. I’m so technical now.
Isn’t it pretty?
With the Xfinity TV app we can:
- Stream our X1 DVR recordings at home or on the go
- Download X1 DVR recordings directly to our mobile devices and take them on-the-go to watch anytime (perfect for my upcoming trip to Oz for when I don’t have access to Wi-Fi on the plane or in the car etc)
- View the guide and schedule X1 DVR recordings
- Watch thousands of Xfinity on-demand TV series and popular movies at home or on the go
- Choose from up to 100 networks from E! to CNN to Lifetime to stream on the go
- Stream virtually the entire channel lineup for iOS or Android devices inside the house
The Xfinity Home app allows us to monitor and control our home security remotely. We can watch the video feeds from any camera in the house at any time from anywhere.
Xfinity My Account
My Account helps us manage our Xfinity services. We can schedule a callback from a Comcast representative, set up a service appointment, troubleshoot devices, change our Comcast account password and adjust our Wi-Fi settings with one tap.
The Xfinity Share app makes it easy to share our favorite moments with friends and family, especially if they have X1. We can live stream directly from our smart phone to an X1 TV or another Share app user, or send photos and videos to the cloud to store our memories.
Hey look Grandma and Grandpa! It’s Finn and Bennett eating watermelon!
Provides access to features including Comcast.net email; call logs and call forwarding; Universal Address Book; also includes complimentary Voice2go access, which means we can take Xfinity Voice with us virtually anywhere, including overseas.
Go to the Xfinity website to find out more about all of the products I’ve mentioned in this post and a ton more. And if you can get into an Xfinity store it’s well worth it.