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#XFINITYMoms Appy Hour Event Recap

Hey Cuties,

I’ve survived the weekend and boy was it a busy one. I snapped a good amount of it so if you follow me on Snap Chat {mimicutelips} then you know where I was and what I was doing. Last week I hung out with the fine folks of Comcast to discuss their XFINITY products with some other dope Mommy Bloggers. In my home we watch more TV than most. I know that is a topic that is heavily debated; for me there is no debate. You aren’t the boss of me.

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#Xfinitymoms

Disclosure: I was invited to attend this dope #XFINITYMoms event and I received a free gift bag and tablet. As always, all thoughts and opinions are all mine. I shan’t tell a lie.

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Food is the way to my heart.

Cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, chicken & shrimp. Okay!

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Festive #FatSnacks – They spoke my love language

They showed us two big components of the Comcast product line; the X1 platform which is cable and the XFINITY Home system. I already have the X1 platform so I was well versed in that arena; or so I thought. They put me on to some features I didn’t know about. Why? Because nobody reads the hand book, that is why. I was taking notes and texting them to Babe so he could check them out himself.  I had two previous issues with the X1 platform and I totally voiced them. What is the point of being in this position if I don’t keep it real? The amazing news is others had the same complaints and THEY FIXED THEM! If you also missed the extended recording feature and the show reminder, then worry no more. It is back y’all.

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Learning from the X1 Platform

I can sum up these products with two words, customize and efficient.

X1: It’s an amazing platform and real smart TV like. I’m going to share the things that really stick out to me. The first part is the kids; my girl is ALWAYS asking to watch her shows. By shows I mean anything on Sprout, Disney Jr, & Nick Jr. so the Kid’s Zone is perfect for her.

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Kids Zone is a Kid Friendly TV Guide

This is the hub for all things crayon eaters. You don’t have to worry about them watching inappropriate shows while you are enjoying the latest episode of Power in the living room. Even better is that they have the Play Next Episode Feature, genius I tell you. You put a show on for the kids, they watch and then the show goes off. Your kid suddenly and frantically starts calling your name like a crazy person. Your heart is racing; you jump up spilling your wine to run to their location for them to simply ask you to put on another episode. Not any more you won’t, this feature has our parenting back. SCORE! You can also set the Parental Control by age so you can really make sure they stay not just in the kid zone but watching shows geared to their specific age.

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Rating System

The Man-Child has finally earned his TV rights back. This means I need to make sure his liberties don’t go too far. This rating system allows me to say yes you can or not going to happen. Although he is only 11, almost 12 I allow him to watch PG 13 movies and maybe a hit higher depending on what it is. He is heavy into Superhero movies and Transformers and such so I like to see the break down on just how grown things really are. At this point my real concern is sexual content vs some of the others.

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Sports Feature

This one is for the fellas and my Mom; she is the only woman I know that is into sports as much as the men are. The X1 platform has taking things to the next level. Peep the right side of the screen it tells you who is playing, what time they are playing, game rating, and the probability of the winner. WHAT! If that isn’t enough they will also give you stats and the injury list. Note: Ladies this is the best fake it ’til you make it feature ever. I’m just saying…

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Next level ish…

LIVE STREAM TO YOUR TV, SHUT YO MOUTH! We tried this feature out the minute I got home. Let me tell you how it works, you download the share app to your phone. Say you are at your kid’s soccer game but their grandparents can’t make it. You open the share app; you connect to your parent’s TV via the phone number associated with their account {assuming they also have X1}. It will display a message on their TV saying you want to connect. Once they accept the soccer game your kid is playing in is now displayed on their TV from your phone. You can also share pictures on your TV via social media if you’re connected to Wi-Fi.

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Listen to your voicemail on TV

If you are like us, you look at one another as the home phone rings. Neither of you get up to answer it {caller ID pops up on the TV} so you end up with a ton of voicemail messages. You can listen to the message on the TV or via the App. I had no idea.

Some other dope features include: Voice Command Remote, you can speak into the remote and it will change the channel.  If you don’t know the name of the movie, then you can quote a line from the movie. That is dope! I am a person that can describe any scenario in life with a quote from a movie. Favorites, you can tag your favorite channels or your favorite actor. If you tag a favorite actor, then the DVR will automatically record a show/movie starring that person. Did someone say Michael B Jordan?

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You control the system; it doesn’t control you

XFINITY HOME: This was the product I was most interested in. I’ve been wanting to upgrade our current system but hadn’t done my research. This one is single handily killing the game. Most security systems have gotten fancy and you can control them with apps. You can check on your home at any time via the app. Well XFINITY has taken it a step further.

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A look at the app

Alarm Reminders: Sorry kids, you aren’t sneaking in or out with his Home System. Your youth has been ruined, you will never know what it is like to go for a joy ride in your parent’s car after they’ve gone to bed.  You can set reminders for example: Every time your front door opens your home system takes a picture of your front door. If your kid is supposed to be home by 3:30 PM Mon. – Fri., you can set a reminder to alert you if the door doesn’t open by 3:45 PM. These alerts can be sent to you via text. Did I mention the video footage is encrypted?

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Arm the system via the TV

Several nights Babe and I are in the bed going back and forth about who is going to get up and set the alarm. NOT ANYMORE! Look at God, XFINITY is saving relationships and they have no idea.

You can take it a step further and get power cords, door locks and thermostats that are compatible with the XFINITY Home system then you can control those via the system as well. You can get a full list on www.xfinity.com.

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Crew Love

The ladies and I had a great time tonight. #NewFriends

#XFINITYMoms Appy Hour Event Recap Featuring the xfinity x1 xfinity home
How do you watch TV and protect your home? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Shirley Wood

    Such a fun event. How awesome that there was a tablet in the free gift bag! Too cool. We watch a lot of TV in our home too.

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy

    My parents have had Xfinity for years and have always been happy with it. Sounds like a super fun blogging event.

  3. Eva

    Looks like the event was fun and informative. My husband would LOVE the sports feature!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Eva, it was. I know the sports feature is going to be popular with the fellas. They are speaking their language.

  4. Kemkem

    The live stream sounds interesting. It’s good they are thinking out of the box. Competition for eyeballs is fierce. Loved the cupcakes they had too 🙂

  5. Jeanine

    What an amazing weekend you had! Look at those cupcakes too, yum! i’ve heard great things about xfinity so this looks like it would be a wonderful event to attend!

  6. Bijee

    Those cupcakes though…. and your shoes…. but seems like it was a cool event! Thanks for sharing the deets!

  7. Elayne Frank

    Comcast Xfinity customer here! We just decided to do the X1 DVR and the home monitoring. Can’t wait to test them both out.

  8. Jeanette

    This company is just starting to come to our town the one I’m with now I’m not all that fond of so I may have to check into them.

  9. Jeni Hawkins

    What a fun day! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! I really didn’t know much about Xfinity until I read your post – but now I think I NEED it in my life! lol

  10. Christopher Lewis

    Impressed by the variety of things that this offers you as a consumer. We do not have this service available in our area but I wish that we did!

  11. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This looks like such a fabulous event. It must have been so much fun to attend this! Those cupcakes are definitely so delicious-looking! Love them!

  12. Lyndia

    This would be good to have when I attend my daughters graduation. The students are given a limited amount of tickets yet EVERYONE would like to attend. This would definitely solve my problems.

  13. Pam

    Those cupcakes are super cute. I love the one with the twitter logo on it. How fun! Sounds like a great event.

  14. Liz Mays

    I like how much control you get with Xfinity. It’s great that they showed off some of the features. It sounds like a great system.

  15. Stacie

    That looked super cool! Food is the way to my heart too girlfriend.

  16. Mitch

    Wow, that looks like a great system. And the event looks like it was fabulous! I love blog events!

  17. Sarah

    Looks like a fantastic event, I had no clue there was a group of Xfinity Moms, how neat!

  18. Jenn

    I love Xfinity events. I’ve attended a couple and I even hosted one. Such a great company.

  19. Bella B (xoxoBella)

    Such fun cupcakes! It looks like it was a great event. 🙂

  20. Tia @ FinanciallyFitandFab

    Seems like an awesome Xfinity event. I love how the alarm system is integrated with the tablet. Super convenient!

  21. Kita

    We swear by Kid Zone in our house. I’ll have to download the app for our road trip next week.

  22. Marysa

    What a fun event! Sounds like there are so many features to check out. I am impressed.. technology can be so amazing! How cool that you had a chance to check it out firsthand.

  23. Wildish Jess

    How awesome! Looks like you had a great time at the event!

  24. Jasmine Watts

    It looks like a fun and informative event. Also those cupcakes are super cute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  25. Keisha Reed

    I watch alot of TV as well but most of it is streaming. I too had some Xfinity issues but they hooked my mom UP last year with HOME and some other features. Almost makes me want to get my cable back….almost.

  26. Holly

    Another cool event. Those cupcakes look delicious

  27. Vashti (veepeejay.com)

    Well look at XFinity out here saving lives and relationships LOL. Those fat snacks were so cute and a tablet is always a great gift bag item. Woot!

  28. Kiwi

    What a fun event go Xfinity for putting it on! I have Xfinity Ive had it for years and looks like you all had a good time. So happy when brands get interactive with us bloggers the right way!

  29. Kara

    Awesome event. And the Kids Zone what?!?! Bomb. Wonder if they have Xfinity tv service in my area because my FIOS is irking my last nerves and the bill ain’t getting no lower!

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