What is the purpose of this app and how do you use it? You can't tell from the app itself and you can't really tell from the description. It clearly has a map of hotspots and you can navigate to one of those. But once you are in range then what happens? It does not connect automatically (although the documentation says it will). Nor is there any way for you to force it to connect that I can find. So essentially this is just a map of the locations an nothing else. When I called Comcast for support the person never heard of the app and was therefore useless. In-app and Google Play documentation tell you about detailed features but not what it actually does.
VERY USEFUL APP!! Hands down most favorite app!! My all time hands down 2nd to none favorite app!! Without it my data would be gone long before my cycle ends and when there isnt mobile service Im still connected!! If I have to choose apps to keep on my phone, this is #1. It uses very minimal space for the offline data. My favorite feature is the satellite map of the businesses around me and can sometimes find places that GPS just cannot, like in side a shopping mall. It truely is the best app ever!! Thanks Xfinity & the makers of the Xfinity WiFi app!!
Please, SOMEONE tell me YES or NO STILL I am not convinced that this app is securing my data. If ANYONE reading DOES understand this app entirely, please kindly provide a comment. IS installing this app, signing in w/ xfinity customer credentials, (connected to a "xfinitywifi" hotspot), and assigning a screen lock on device, ALL that's needed in order for this app to correctly work (perform/provide it's security services)? After doing so, nowhere in gui/options does it confirm/reassure data is now being securely sent over prev open network?
WiFi Heaven This is the easiest thing to, download this app and any areas that you happen to be situated in look for hot spots and make all of them your favorites by pressing the star then you are pretty much guaranteed Wi-Fi access. It can't be any easier. Once you make them your favorites, the next time you are in that vicinity your phone, tablet or whatever will automatically jump on it and you'll have Wi-Fi independent of your data stash or usage from your service plan. Try it you'll 💘 it!
About as useful and accurate as my dog at finding Wi-Fi Doesn't seem to actually detect anything. For instance I'm currently standing here using xfinity Wi-Fi, yet the map says there is no coverage here. Kinda curios what Comcast is spending the ridiculous amount of money they charge us...because it most certainly is not app development.
Nice, but needs improvement. It's great to have WiFi with the full access I'm paying for in so many places. Unfortunately the app doesn't remember my login, so when I open it to find a hotspot nearby, even though I've downloaded the offline data, I have to log in to find the hotspot, but I can't login without the hotspot. Let people access the hotspot map without logging in and i see the app jumping to 5 stars.
Optimized for Android 6.0, performance improvements.
The XFINITY WiFi app for Android is now available exclusively for XFINITY Internet customers and contains new security features that can be used at certain secure hotspots around town. It also has a redesigned experience, making it easier to find hotspots and get directions. Other new features include one-touch navigation, ability to group hotspots by category, and support for Google Street view, if Google Maps is installed.
Access your favorite features using the XFINITY Connect mobile app from Comcast.