Comcast recently welcomed guests to the Watermark Seaport in South Boston for an inside look at Xfinity xFi, a new and personalized Wi-Fi experience that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to have greater control and management of their home Wi-Fi network.
Guests learned how to use xFi on the mobile app, website, and TV with the X1 voice remote to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices were connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime.
Here’s what some of our guests had to say about their favorite xFi features:
“I was most excited about this app as it’s free to all customers AND is available for not only iOS but Android out of the gate. I downloaded it on the spot, and it provides a simple dashboard that allows you to not only see all devices connected to your Wi-Fi but control access even setting shut-off times which is perfect for cutting off kids’ access during dinner hour and when guests are over. No more worrying about kids accessing the internet in the middle of the night, a concern for us when we have sleepovers. It allows certain devices to remain on, however, and you can even use the X1 remote I mentioned here to use voice control saying, “Show me devices” which will display on the big screen.” – Quiana Agbai, Harlem Love Birds
“Parents can easily set parental controls, and set shutdown schedules during specific times such as during meals and bedtime. For those of us techies, you can monitor and give nicknames to different devices, view and modify passwords, troubleshoot devices not working properly, and receive text alerts when new devices join your network.” – Stephanie Yong Pratt, BooredatWork
“Comcast introduced the Xfinity xFi app yesterday which lets us pause ALL WIFI in the house and helps reclaim the dinner 15 minutes-ish. Hmmm this may be good for husbands too. I sent the app. to my friend and her response? “Love that! A must have here.” It’s available free to current Comcast internet customers, you can sign in to Xfinity or simply download the app on your smartphone.” – Kristin Quinn, Misadventures in Mommyhood
“What I love about Xfinity xFi is that I can see exactly who is using a connection and on which device. I can get a better picture of what is going on. The Xfinity xFi’s dashboard lets me see who is on which device and be in charge of it. As parents in a digital age, it is not always easy to know what the kids are up to, but with xFi you can at least set limits and boundaries very easily with a click on the xFi dashboard.” – Leah Klein, Leah’s Life
More information on xFi can be found here. If you already have Xfinity Internet and a compatible Xfinity Wifi device, you can set up xFi today at no extra cost by visiting www.xfinity.com/myxfi or downloading the xFi app (for iOS and Android).