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  • Comcast’s xFi upgrade makes it easier for parents to lock down their home’s internet

    Comcast’s xFi upgrade makes it easier for parents to lock down their home’s internet

    Xfinity xFi, Comcast’s Wi-Fi management service launched this spring, is now making it easier for parents to set boundaries for internet usage in their home. The changes include the ability to put the internet “on pause” for a period of time, as well as lock down web searches so they won’t return adult-oriented results, among other things. With the newly launched… Read More

  • AMC launches a $5 per month ad-free TV streaming service — but not for cord cutters

    AMC launches a $5 per month ad-free TV streaming service — but not for cord cutters

    Cable network AMC today announced the launch of a new streaming service called AMC Premiere, which allows subscribers to pay $5 per month for access to commercial-free versions of its current TV shows, along with uncut movies, while also allowing customers to stream new TV episodes at the same time as they’re airing on television. But AMC Premiere is not for cord cutters — yet. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

    Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Facebook culls ‘tens of thousands’ of fake accounts ahead of UK election Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year Food startup Maple shuts… Read More

  • Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

    Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

    Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service offering unlimited data plans at $65 per line, that can be brought down to $45 per line for customers that subscribe to Comcast’s high-end  X1 packages. The service will run over top… Read More

  • YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box

    YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box

    Google and Comcast announced a new deal this morning that will see the YouTube application installed on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes nationwide later this year. The integration will allow X1 users to launch the app by saying “YouTube” into the X1 voice remote, as well as browse featured content on YouTube, search the entire library, including by voice, and sign into… Read More

  • Comcast adds voice-controlled lighting to its Xfinity connected home offering

    Comcast adds voice-controlled lighting to its Xfinity connected home offering

    Comcast isn’t a name that gets tossed around much when people talk about connected home automation plays from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google, but all the while the cable giant has been looking toward the space as the next step in its ever-growing offering of home service bundles. It’s a very different play than any of the aforementioned tech giants, of course. For… Read More

  • Comcast Xfinity On-Demand Now Streaming To The iPhone, iPod touch


    Comcast just rolled out a major update to its seven month old Xfinity iOS app that brings streaming access to the Xfinity on-demand library just like iPad users have had for several weeks. This opens up a massive database of streaming content for iPhone and iPod touch. But there’s a catch here. Only users that pay for Comcast’s digital TV service for their home will have access to… Read More

  • Comcast Launches Xfinity 3D, A Full-Time 3D Channel

    Launched just yesterday, Comcast’s Xfinity 3D will be a new full-time 3D TV channel offering up a big mix of content from music and sports to movies and original programming. Xfinity 3D joins ESPN 3D, n3D and 3net as full-time 24/7 3D content providers and they kicked off their premiere with an NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Calagary Flames. After the game, Kings… Read More