Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Checking out Comcast XFINITY at The Home of Distinction

Earlier this month I met up with a group of local bloggers at The Home of Distinction in North Haven, CT.  We were invited to check out all that Comcast XFINITY has to offer.  I was blown away, not only by the awesome model home which showcases the latest design trends and bulding materials, but by all that XFINITY has to offer!

 A great team of people from Comcast along with Sarah Cody, FOX Connecticut reporter and “Mommy Minute” columnist for The Hartford Courant were there to show us all the features of XFINITY X1, XFINITY Home and XFINITY Mobile Apps.  

Voice Activated Remote
 X1 is an IP based, interactive TV Operating System.  Some of the key features include a voice activated remote (how awesome!), specially tailored-for-TV apps (including Facebook and Pandora), Integrated Common Sense Media ratings and reviews - it will even show which shows are currently trending on social media, Kids Zone - a password protected safe way for kids to watch and explore TV, and X1 DVR with cloud technology - so you can stream recording across all your devices.

I really loved the Kids Zone. The kids have free range over the TV and you get peace of mind.  It can be tailored to several different age groups and includes all the channels on the TV. So, for example, if there is a children's movie on HBO it will be available in Kids Zone and as soon as the movie is over, it will not play whatever is next, it will bring the kids back to the Kids Zone menu - how cool! 

XFINITY MOBILE APPS are a series of eight downloadable apps for Comcast customers.  

With the Xfinity TV app you can stream live TV in your home or watch your DVRed shows on all your devices.  You can also view the guide and schedule X1 DVR recordings.  If you do not have X1 DVR, you can use the Xfinity TV Go app.  This app allows you to watch a selection of on demand series and popular movies.  You can even control your TV right from your devices with the Xfinity TV Remote app!

The Xfinity Home app works with the services provided by Xfinity Home to help monitor and control your home's security remotely.

All Xfinity customers are able to live stream and send photos and videos to a TV and on all your mobile devices with the use of the Xfinity Share app.

With Xfinity Connect customers are able to access their e-mail and Xfinity voice features like call log and call forwarding.  It also lets you make WiFi calls with complimentary Voice2go access. When paired with Xfinity WiFi, which shows you a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the area, you practically don't even need cell service!  

XFINITY HOME offers home automation and security.  Customers get 24/7 professional monitoring that can be armed and disarmed remotely.  From your phone you can view live video feed of your home, unlock your doors, control the lights and thermostat and set up notifications to let you know when a door is opened or if there is water in your basement.  You can also put sensors on drawers and cabinets so you will be notified if someone is sneaking a snack! 

Don't you want all of this? Like right now? Xfinity is being offered in most of Comcast's major markets, so give them a call and see if it's available to you!

I was invited to this event by Comcast and received a goodie bag for my time.


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