Getting the Most Out of Your Comcast Xfinity Experience {& a Nest Thermostat Giveaway}

Wow! Xfinity has a lot more to offer families then I knew! A big thanks to them for sponsoring this post. #XfinityMoms


A little over a week ago, I was invited to the new Xfinity store in Cherry Hill NJ to learn more about Comcast Xfinity and it’s newest features.  As a Comcast Xfinity subscriber, I am almost embarrassed to admit that I have not been taking full advantage of all of the awesome perks that Comcast Xfinity has to offer. One thing I did learn, however, is that Xfinity stores are an amazing place to check out if you would like to  learn about some or all of the features you may be missing out on and maximize your Comcast Xfinity subscription.  And, if you are not already a Comcast Xfinity subscriber, here is your chance to not only chat about what these services can offer you, but you can also enjoy hands on demos of all of the Comcast equipment and get a birds eye view of all of the services, controls, entertainment and more that Xfinity has to offer. They are not kidding when they say, “Xfinity X1 will change the way you experience TV”!  Don’t just listen to that statement, go ahead and head to a local Xfinity store and experience it for yourself!

There are so many reasons why Comcast Xfinity really works for my family.  Whether it’s my concern about what the kids are viewing in the other room while I am making dinner, how two kids in the house can watch two different programs in two different rooms of the house without TVs or how I can enjoy a date night at home in front of the TV with my hubby, Comcast Xfinity has us covered – and I am absolutely loving it!

Xfinity X1


An Xfinity X1 subscription is ahhh-mazing! My husband is a total couch potato so when it comes to quality TV options, he is like a kid in the candy store.  Some of his favorite features include the Xfinity Voice Remote which allows you to speak hands free into the remote to search for networks or shows and movies, set DVR recordings change the channel and more! Talk about multitasking!  Say goodbye to time consuming push buttons and spelling out show names! Whether changing the baby, sending a text or preparing a snack, the voice controlled remote assures no missed time in front of the TV even when you are at your busiest!

Netflix on X1


Where are all of my Netflix fans?  Are you listening?  Get this – with Xfinity X1 you can now stream your Netflix shows and movies right through your TV – with no need to change inputs or remote controls!  You can experience your entire Netflix catalogue of shows and movies right along side X1’s live, on demand, DVR and web programing – all in one place!  And if you are not yet a Netflix subscriber but thinking about taking the leap, you have the ability to sign up for Netflix right through your TV!  How awesome is that? At home date night – here we come!

Xfinity Apps


Did you know that Xfinity X1 subscription also comes with integrated Xfinity apps which allow you to bring up your Facebook feed or photos on the TV screen, listen to your favorite Pandora tunes, follow your favorite sports team stats, check the weather and more?

Additionally, check out all of the downloadable Xfinity Mobile Apps full of perks and features:

  • Xfinity TV – this app makes cloud DVR, live streaming and viewing on Demand possible on mobile devices
  • Xfinity TV Remote and X1 Remote  – Thanks to this app, you can control your TV with your mobile device; if you are known to misplace your remote, this is the app for you
  • Xfinity Home – This app allows you to manage and monitor your home security and controls even when you are away
  • Xfinity Wifi – Take advantage of available hotspots in your area by checking out the map of where these hotspots are located.  What a great way to help keep down data charges on your mobile phone plan!  I use this feature all the time!  I am amazed at just how many hotspots are right in my local area!
  • Xfinity Connect – Provides access to email, call logs, call forwarding and more
  • Xfinity My Account – Here you can troubleshoot your devices, manage your appointments, pay your bill and/or edit your Wifi Network Name or password.

I honestly had no idea all of these apps and features were available to me! Boy am I glad I visited the Xfinity store to learn all about these cool features!  I can tell you – as a busy Mom who always seems to be on the go, I am most excited about the features which allow access on mobile devices when we are out and about.  These really help keep the kids busy during travel time, waiting for appointments and all of the other situations we find ourselves in with downtime. And to be quite honest, I enjoy the apps and features as much as the kids do!

Xfinity X1 with Cloud Technology

Comcast Xfinity Homeq

We are also huge fans of the X1 DVR with cloud technology. With this feature, you can not only stream DVR recordings and live TV on your tablets, but you can save the DVR recording to watch later – at anytime you choose!  Streaming is even available for your mobile device.  With our crazy active schedules, this gives our family the freedom and ability to catch up on recordings when and wherever it works best for us – even if it is on the go!

Kids Zone and Common Sense Media


As a Mom, I absolutely love Xfinity X1 Kid Zone.  In the kid zone, kids can independently explore their favorite programming and discover new content but ONLY content that you find suitable for them. Parental controls allow you to use your personal discretion to block any programming you feel inappropriate for both kids and teens. The controls can only be changed with a special secure password that you create. Without the password, kids can only access the programming you have chosen to be suitable for their age and maturity level. The integrated Common Sense Media feature is also available to provide guidance to parents when setting controls with its integrated ratings and reviews help determine exactly which content is appropriate for various ages. Thanks to these features, parents can have piece of mind knowing that their family is enjoying family-friendly programming that is suitable for even their youngest audience members.

Xfinity Home

Hand holding smart phone with blank screen on white background

Hand holding smart phone with blank screen on white background

Last but not least, you can also consider giving yourself and your family the gift of security and piece of mind with Xfinity’s Home Security plan. Although I do not currently subscribe to this service, it is definitely on my wish list. With Xfinity security, you get 24/7 personal security monitoring (which can be armed and disarmed remotely), live monitoring of your home (which allows you to check on your pets and family when you area away or in another room of your home), manage your energy consumption (with the ability to control your lights and thermostat while you area away), rules to have your system work together and real time notifications that can be set up to let you know when a door is opened. Are you expecting your child to arrive home from school by 3:30 PM?  Now you will know that they have safely arrived with a notification when they open the front door. With these home services you certainly will be protected, connected and in control – and seriously cool – like the Jetsons!

Want to find out more about Comcast Xfinity and see if it is right for you and your family?  Stop by one of the ultra modern, sleek new Xfinity stores to chat with one of their representatives about your family’s wants and needs and learn more about their current offers and specials.  And if you are already an existing customer, consider cheking out a demo to be sure that you are getting the most out of your Comcast Xfinity experience! Go HERE to locate a store near you.

Nest Thermostat Giveaway


Thanks to the generosity of the folks over at Xfinity, one very lucky reader is going to win a Nest Thermostat (ARV $249). Usage of a Nest Thermostat can help you save energy in your home! Simply enter via the easy Rafflecopter below.  Each task you complete below will give you an additional entry! Giveaway ends at midnight on December 20, 2016.  Good Luck!

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  1. Amber Nestor

    thanks for this post! There are so many new things I learned about Xfinity!

  2. Mike Heinen says:

    I think it is great for the avid watcher. I will bring alot of content!!

  3. I have a regular Xfinity plan and have been thinking about X1, seems really cool.
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  4. Tracy Maier

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ability to speak a line of a movie and poof there it is!

  5. this is such a great partnership, this will make watching Netflix that much easier!

  6. I think it will probably be a good partnership.

  7. Heather Sebastian says:

    I like that you can be notified when the front door is opened: such as when you’re expecting your kiddo home. Super rad!

  8. Netflix and xfinity partnering sounds like a great idea. Just don’t bring commercials to netflix please.

  9. I watch Netflix everyday so that’s one big advantage of getting XFinity. I didn’t realize there were so many perks and features of using XFinity. I like that you can also manage home security using this.

  10. I love that they are together now.
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  11. I think them partnering is a good idea.

  12. carol clark says:

    i think its a great idea them partering there is a lot of features and i like it its awesome

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