Our family was recently invited to a fun media event in Philly that was hosted by Comcast. We enjoyed a great Phillies game, gorgeous weather, and yummy ballpark food. My kids had a blast, and it was the perfect way to kick off the beginning of our summer break. Seriously, how awesome is this view!
During the event, I got some great insight on some new Xfinity features. I love technology, especially when it makes my life easier and it’s not overly complicated. So I was thrilled to learn how Xfinity can do just that. I love that Xfinity offers several mobile apps that will enhance my experience as a customer, and today I’m sharing some of my favorite features including an app that’s giving me a peace of mind.
With Xfinity xFi I can manage my WiFi from anywhere and from any device. In other words, I can see who’s online, what device they’re on, and even pause the WiFi. I can see the pause feature being useful when I’m trying to get everyone to the dinner table. 😉
I also learned that I can set parental controls to protect my children from inappropriate content and even set time restrictions. My 13-year-old son enjoys playing video games online, so I’m able to set limits on his WiFi usage and ensure that he’s not online during his bedtime. This app alone has been amazing and I no longer have to worry about taking away devices at night because I can simply pause the WiFi access with the touch of a button.
Xfinity My Account
The Xfinity My Account app enables me to manage our Xfinity account from any device without having to call customer service. I can check for outages, reboot our equipment, view and pay our bill, update account information, and even schedule a callback if I still need to speak with a representative. The callback option alone makes this app worth downloading!
This app is my personal favorite because I rarely have time to watch TV. I can stream live TV and Xfinity On Demand from any device. I use the Xfinity Stream app to play my favorite shows while I’m editing photos or doing simple work tasks. It’s also how my husband watches his favorite sports games if we’re away on a trip.
Xfinity X1 Sports App
The X1 Sports App continues to be my boys’ favorite app. You can track multiple games at once, right on your TV while you watch another game live. You can even Record, Remind or Favorite your home team, like the Philadelphia Phillies, so you never miss a game!
I’m super thrilled about Xfinity’s new wireless service and I can’t wait for it to become available in our area. You can either pay for the gigabytes of data that you use, or consume all the cellular data you want for one set price. You can also auto-connect to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots which means you’ll likely be using a lot less data than you would with other wireless networks. I can see this being way cheaper than my current wireless service and I can’t wait to give it a try.
Are you an Xfinity customer? If yes, I’d love to hear about your favorite apps. I was shocked that some of these were available for a while and I didn’t even know about them!