Last week I had the opportunity to get a tour of the new Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Home along with several area bloggers and influencers. (Thanks to Xfinity for inviting me and for sponsoring this post.) As a blogger of health and wellness, green living, and mindfulness, I was admittedly skeptical about what Xfinity could offer me (and you) compared to other services.
Surprisingly, what I learned is that Xfinity can:
- Save me time
- Help me use less energy
- Keep my family safe
- Save me money
- Feel comfortable with what my kids are watching
Truly, Xfinity X1 is going to change the way you experience TV. Their cloud technology lets you stream DVR recordings and live television on all of your connected mobile devices. So I can follow recorded workouts while away from home, or DVR them for another time.
Their voice remote is an easy way to search for networks, shows and movies, set DVR recordings, change the channel, get recommendations, and more. While working out at home, I can bring up my Facebook feed, see who is calling on the phone, play my Pandora workout playlist, and more. You can even use your voice activated remote to get answers to a question! It is equipped with knowledge from Wolfram Alpha.
Fitness content is available OnDemand and available on the Xfinity TV app. If you have the app, you can view those programs from anywhere. You can also plan ahead by visiting http://my.xfinity.com/?cid=cust. Click the TV icon on the top right corner, then use the search bar at the top to look up fitness content – search terms such as aerobics, yoga, cardio, etc. If it is airing on TV, you can record it via DVR to watch anytime on your app.
Using Less Energy
When I’m at home, the vast amount of tasks that can be done from one television or mobile device using Xfinity’s X1 truly eliminates the need to have them all one (and/or charging) at once.
Xfinity Home is Comcast’s total automation solution. Its remote thermostat control helps you manage energy consumption by controlling lights and thermostat. You can even set up rules to have your systems work together!
Keeping My Family Safe
Xfinity Home also features 24/7 professional security monitoring that can be armed and disarmed remotely, at home or on the go access to your home security system (including a touch screen console, X1, online or through the Xfinity Home app on your mobile devices), and live video monitoring that allows customers to see what is going on when you’re away from home (plus have video clips sent by text or email).
The ability to get fantastic workout content from my television or mobile device means less money spent on expensive gyms, apps, and videos. There is no more need to purchase DVD’s for road trips for the kids when I can save a movie on my DVR and watch it on the ride.
By using less energy with Xfinity Home, we can save on our electric bills too.
Feeling Comfortable with What My Kids are Watching
Their cloud technology lets you stream DVR recordings and live television on all of your connected mobile devices. So when you are traveling with kids, they can watch the shows and movies that you feel comfortable with on their devices. In fact, they have integrated Common Sense Media’s ratings to help parents determine what content is appropriate for different ages. Even when you are not traveling, Xfinity’s Kids Zone and parental controls offer a safe way for kids to independently explore their favorite content and discover new programming without stumbling upon items that they should not be able to find, if you get my drift.
Though I was skeptical at first, I was incredibly imporessed with what Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Home have to offer. No matter what your interests and primary focus may be, you’ll probably find that Xfinity could offer you features that make your life easier too!
To learn more, go to: www.xfinity.com/x1, www.xfinity.com/home-security, or http://tvgo.xfinity.com/apps. And to find an Xfinity store near you, go to: https://customer.stg.xfinity.com/service-center-locations.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Xfinity on behalf of PSMM. Top photo courtesy of PhillySocialMediaMoms.com.