Comcasts new platform makes it easier to setup, control and monitor your wi-fi

Comcast Xfinity xFiComcast has launched a personalised cloud-based wi-fi network, that can be controlled via a mobile app, for its 10m Xfinity customers with compatible wi-fi devices.

The xFi experience provides customers with a digital dashboard to set up their home wi-fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, and pause wi-fi access when they don’t want anybody to be using the service. It can be controlled via the xFI iOS or Android app, website and the TV with the X1 voice remote.

“The adoption and use of connected devices has grown dramatically and Comcast has created a solution that makes it easy to control and manage them,” said Eric Schaefer, SVP of internet and communications services for Comcast Cable. “And it’s a platform that will allow us to bring future innovations to our customers, address common pain points and vastly improve the way millions of people interact with their home wi-fi network.”

Comcast says it expects xFi-ready homes to increase to 15m by the end of 2017. According to the Philadelphia-based company, there will be an average of 50 connected devices in US homes by 2020.

The largest broadcasting and cable TV provider in the world will also launch ‘adaptive xFi pods’ later this year that can be paired with its wireless gateways to extend wi-fi coverage.