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Growing up, we watched The Jetson’s with their video phones, computers, and autonomous homes. I remember being a kid, adjusting the rabbit ears on my father’s television, and laughing, “Do you think we will ever have video phones?” Less than 30 years later, and not only do we have video phones, we have extremely powerful computers that are small enough to fit in our pocket. These amazingly small computers can be used to manage our calendars, emails, social media; and now thanks to Xfinity it can monitor your entire home!
If you’re already an Xfinity customer, than you know about X1. With X1 you no longer have to scroll through a guide trying to find your favorite shows. Just use the voice activated remote and say what you want to watch and it will show up on your screen. Love sports? Then you’ll love the sports app that is native to the X1 platform. See real time stats and scores, while watching the game, or your other favorite shows. Want the benefits of a smart tv? X1 has that too! Now you can watch Netflix, Pandora, Instagram, Facebook all in one place.
The DVR in this thing is amazing. We haven’t had subscription television in almost a decade, and DVRs were just gaining popularity. We used to be able to record 2 shows at a time, or record 1 and watch 1. Remember those days? Now you can record and watch up to six shows at once, plus there is 500 GB of cloud storage so you don’t have to wipe out your DVR on a weekly basis when you’ve been busy recording but haven’t had a chance to sit down and watch your shows.
If you are on the go and won’t have internet access, that’s not a problem either! Download your shows to your laptop or mobile device and they will go with you. This is great for families who travel and need to entertain the kids in the car or on the plane when wifi isn’t available.
After an incident last summer, we like to keep an eye on the house even when we aren’t there. With Xfinity Home they will monitor your home’s security 24/7. This is one of the smartest home security and monitoring services I have seen. Getting to experience this at the Design Home last week was awesome because we got to test out all of the bells and whistles.
In addition to the cameras and sensors that you can hook up around your home like with a traditional home security system, this system can contact you when any of the sensors are triggered. Want to know when the front door is opened even if you aren’t home? You can set up your system to text you every time that front door sensor is tripped, and even send you a photo of who is coming & going from your home!
The Xfinity Home Security system works with your X1 remote and you can view the security footage from any tv in your home, as well as through the Xfinity app from your mobile device anywhere in the world!
Do you have other smart devices in your home? You can use Xfinity Home with your existing smart devices! That means you can potentially get down to one app to control your thermostats, lights, smoke detectors, CO detectors, garage door opener, and your entire home security system.
Xfinity Mobile – COMING SOON!
Ok, so in this day and age, we ALL have mobile devices. I know personally our cellular plan runs well over $150 per month for just my husband and I, and I’d love to save money on our bill. Xfinity wants to save you money, and that is what you will get with their new mobile service coming this summer.
With the new Xfinity Mobile existing Xfinity customers will not have a monthly fee for their mobile phones! You read that correctly – there will not be a monthly fee just for the sake of having your phone. Your costs will be based on data usage on a per GB basis.
XFi – NOW AVAILABLE!
And the most exciting thing to come to Xfinity customers is XFi, “a new and personalized Wi-Fi experience that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. xFi gives customers unprecedented visibility and control over one of the most important technologies in their home. ”
Which Xfinity product or service are you most excited about?
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