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Last month I announced that I was joining the XFINITY Team So Fast and now I’m excited to take a deeper dive into the X1 platform and share some of its coolest features. The X1 platform can be personalized in so many ways, it really impressed me and I can’t wait to have my system installed so that I can start playing around with it!
In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying watching Ty So Fast, the XFINITY character that was created to remind us that every second counts. He has been sharing tips on how to save time and energy, and he recently paid a visit to the Magic City! For those who aren’t familiar with the term, Miami is the Magic City! If you haven’t checked out what Ty’s up to yet, you’re missing out! He’s sharing tons of great life hacks and tips for residents of Miami. My favorite one last month was: #Didyouknow #Miami was recently ranked 4th in the top 25 U.S. tourism destinations?
While in Miami, Ty So Fast hung out with our very own DJ Irie, check out their fun video!
Ty So Fast paid a visit to Eating House Miami, a happening restaurant in Coral Gables. You can watch this video for an inside look at their menu! Or if coffee is more your thing, Ty So Fast also made a fun video on Instagram about his favorite java spot, Panther Coffee!
About the XFINITY X1 Platform
With the new on-screen menu from the X1 operating system, you can find your guide, saved shows, On Demand, search across all platforms, apps like Pandora or weather and settings to check for service problems in your area all on one screen! I’m sure you can all relate with endlessly flipping through channels, then cycling through again hoping something will magically appear that catches your eye. Well, with the XFINITY X1 platform, you can easily select a program and then just scroll down to “More Like This” for a recommendation of similar movies and shows. The X1 system will also show you specific cast or crew members so that you can narrow down options that way. The search feature is definitely going to be a big hit around here! The ability to search by actor, title or genre means that when I am in a certain mood, I can find exactly what I want!
The XFINITY X1 platform search function uses predictive text which can be extremely helpful. Say you’re having a John Cusack type of day. You can search for “John Cusack” and see a list of everything he’s in across live television, On Demand, and things you’ve recorded on the DVR. Anything that pops up can be watched at that moment, or set to record for viewing at a later time.
Parental controls are easily-accessible and easy to figure out on the X1 platform, so that you are in total control of your TV with a four digit pin code. That pin code allows you to lock programs by rating, channel or titles, and also helps to prevent unwanted purchases of XFINITY On Demand or Pay Per View programs. You can even set up text and email alerts that notify you when an On Demand program is ordered!
XFINITY X1 also keeps up with social media! The X1 platform guide also incorporates a “Trending Now” icon that you can use to see what’s trending on Twitter.
This is a great way to chat with others about your favorite shows and characters! Have you ever wanted to live tweet during your favorite programs but found that no one else was really active on social media at the time? Well now you can just hop on the bandwagon and make some new friends who enjoy the same shows as you do!
Check out the Fast Life with Ty homepage and social media channels!
XFINITY X1 $100 American Express Card Giveaway
Enter to win $100 AmEx gift card by visiting the X1 site and leaving a blog post comment telling me what you think is the coolest X1 feature!
This giveaway is open to US residents and ends at midnight EST on December 5th, 2014.
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