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Comcast adds parental controls to xFi router

Thursday 12 July 2018 | 16:44 CET | News

Comcast has added new parental controls to its home Wi-Fi router, so parents can control their children's internet use. The new Active Time Alerts feature on the Xfinity xFi platform will notify parents when their child’s internet usage on the home network is approaching their allotted time.

A profile can be set up for each child on the Xfinity xFi app, setting specific weekday and weekend time limits across the child’s assigned devices. Once the child is close to reaching the allotted time limit, the parent can choose to receive a push notification, text or email alert and take action by either extending the time or pausing Wi-Fi access altogether.

Comcast launched Xfinity xFi last year, giving customers new ways to personalize, troubleshoot, monitor and control their home Wi-Fi, including the ability to instantly pause Wi-Fi connectivity by user or device. The “pause device” feature is the most popular xFi function, with users tapping pause about five million times since launch, most often during the hours of 18.00 and 21.00. xFi is available to Xfinity Internet customers who rent a compatible Xfinity Wi-Fi device, at no extra charge.



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Categories: Internet
Companies: Comcast
Countries: United States
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