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Xfinity xFi Pod 2nd-Gen boosts WiFi speed and mesh coverage

Xfinity xFi Pod 2nd-Gen boosts WiFi speed and mesh coverage

Comcast is upgrading its Xfinity mesh network system, with the second-generation xFi Pod promising more speed and wider WiFi coverage. Designed to plug into a spare outlet, the adapters can deliver up to 500 Mbps of bandwidth and now have two ethernet ports for wired devices.

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Roku will finally get NBC’s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Roku will finally get NBC’s Peacock streaming app after months of arguing

Months after officially opening to the public, Roku has finally settled a deal that will bring NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock to its platform, the company has announced. The news comes only days after the negotiations entered a more heated phase, with Roku and Comcast dragging their drama into the public light alongside the threat of Roku's platform entirely losing NBC TV apps.

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Comcast public WiFi hotspots will stay free for the rest of the year

Comcast public WiFi hotspots will stay free for the rest of the year

Due to high demand for its public WiFi hotspot network, Comcast has announced that it will continue to make the service available for free to non-Comcast customers through the end of the year. With this network, anyone can get online at one of the hotspot destinations, giving people a way to access their schoolwork, check their email, and other things that have become vital amid social distancing efforts.

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Launch day deal sees HBO Max arrive on Xfinity

Launch day deal sees HBO Max arrive on Xfinity

Comcast and WarnerMedia have inked a last-minute deal to bring HBO Max to Xfinity customers on its launch day, an abrupt turnaround after all signs had pointed to disappointment for subscribers. Going live today, HBO Max replaces HBO NOW and promises 10,000 hours of TV and movie content, along with exclusives for which WarnerMedia is footing the bill.

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Xfinity Mobile is reselling Verizon 5G – with one big advantage

Xfinity Mobile is reselling Verizon 5G – with one big advantage

Xfinity Mobile announced today that it's hopping aboard the 5G train and adding service to its unlimited and by-the-gig plans. Xfinity is hoping to stand out from the other major carriers and MVNOs already offering 5G service by further announcing that it won't charge its subscribers extra to tap into 5G. That's in contrast to Verizon specifically, which has indicated that it will eventually charge subscribers extra to add 5G to their plans.

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Samsung Galaxy A51 mid-range phone arrives at AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

Samsung Galaxy A51 mid-range phone arrives at AT&T and Xfinity Mobile

The Galaxy A51, a mid-range phone offering many features similar to the ones found on Samsung's higher-end models, is now available to purchase from Xfinity Mobile and AT&T. The version of the A51 available at this time features LTE connectivity -- if you're in the US, you'll have to wait until later this summer to get the 5G version. Though it's not at the same level as Samsung's latest flagships, there's a lot to like about the Galaxy A51.

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Comcast’s set-top boxes and xFi router can now track your Tile

Comcast’s set-top boxes and xFi router can now track your Tile

Tile's location trackers are gaining new functionality for Comcast set-top box and Xfinity internet subscribers, with the company's boxes now acting as Tile network extensions for broader coverage. Tile's trackers - which slot into wallets, can be stuck to things like bikes and remotes, or dangle from keychains - use Bluetooth to regularly report their location, making it easier to find them should they go missing later on.

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Comcast, Verizon, and Plex roll out free offers for those stuck at home

Comcast, Verizon, and Plex roll out free offers for those stuck at home

COVID-19 is changing the world in more ways than one. In addition to forcing nations to close borders both outside and inside, it is also forcing people to reorganize their lives around the Internet while confined at home. Unsurprisingly, that has prompted many content distributors to ramp up their offerings to keep their customers from going insane. The latest to follow that trend are giving subscribers and users more free content to consume in the days ahead.

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Hulu lands on Xfinity Flex and “soon” to Xfinity X1 boxes

Hulu lands on Xfinity Flex and “soon” to Xfinity X1 boxes

Comcast Xfinity is adding Hulu to its service, bringing another potential source of distraction during these times of coronavirus self-isolation. The update sees Hulu streaming arrive on Xfinity Flex from today, while Xfinity X1 customers will get it "soon" according to Comcast.

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Comcast speeds up low-income Internet service for students stuck at home

Comcast speeds up low-income Internet service for students stuck at home

Comcast has announced 'two substantial enhancements' to its Internet Essentials plan for low-income Americans, ones that are designed to help keep people online during the coronavirus outbreaks. In addition to speeding up the service for existing customers, the company is also offering the Internet Essentials service to qualified subscribers for free for 60 days.

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NBCUniversal tipped in talks to buy Walmart’s Vudu video service

NBCUniversal tipped in talks to buy Walmart’s Vudu video service

A number of major media companies are eyeing ad-supported streaming services, according to a new report, with Fox reportedly looking to acquired Tubi TV and NBCUniversal in 'advanced talks' to acquire Walmart's Vudu digital video service, which also offers ad-supported content. The services would give these companies a way to target consumers who have already subscribed to several services and aren't interested in paying for another one.

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Galaxy S9 Android 10 update has started to roll out after all

Galaxy S9 Android 10 update has started to roll out after all

It seems that Samsung is trying to start the year right by making good on one of its promises. It originally planned to deliver One UI 2.0, which also brings Android 10 with it, to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 owners this month. It seems to be doing so close the 11th hour, despite an earlier report that showed that the Galaxy S9 might not even get that update until March 2020.

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