Comcast Launches Xfinity xFi

XFI technology seen at the Comcast NYC UX Team Shoot at the Comcast NYC UX Studio on March 21, 2017, in New York, NY. (Jeff Fusco/AP Images for Comcast)

Here’s some good news for Comcast users. The company announced overnight the launch of Xfinity xFi, a new platform designed to improve its customers’ online experience.

The launch means Xfinity xFi is now immediately available to some 10 million existing customers currently using the XB3 Gateway (now renamed to xFi Wireless Gateway) and those getting the new xFi Advanced Wireless Gateway, which was first anouced at CES 2017. The Advanced Gateway is for now only available to Comcast’s gigabit internet customers. These devices act as a combined cable modem and wireless router for Comcast internet subscribers.

What you can for sure expect from xFi is ease of use. Comcast said it allows users to manage their home network — including the setup process, Wi-Fi passwords, connected clients, parental control features and so on — easily with a dashboard that is accessible via a web interface, a mobile app (iOS and Android) or the X1 voice remote.

Comcast said that with xFi, users can quickly pause Wi-Fi access to the entire network or certain devices. They can also monitor all devices’ activities, manage multiple devices by grouping them into profiles and receive alerts when a new device connects to their home network.

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SOURCE: Cnet, Dong Ngo