Jan 28, 2015

How to Host
the Super Bowl
Like a Champ

This year, 9 out of 10 Americans will watch the Super Bowl at home or at a friend’s place, making this Sunday one of the biggest house party days of the year.  And Xfinity has brought all its products together to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience to help you get the most out of the big game.


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Before game day, get a front row seat to every Super Bowl ever played, with 30-minute highlights of previous Super Bowl games on Xfinity On Demand. Plus, the NFL Network will have more than 100 hours of pre-game coverage.  Xfinity truly gives you the best seat in the house for every Super Bowl.

Then the night before the game, NBC will broadcast the 4th Annual NFL Honors and the NFL Network will host Super Bowl Saturday Night presented by Xfinity, where the biggest names in the game will walk the red carpet before the show.  Interviews will be made immediately available on both Xfinity.com/SuperBowl and NFL.com/Honors.

Also on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. ET, Xfinity will host a virtual autograph session with Rookie of the Year candidate, Odell Beckham, Jr. of the New York Giants.   Fans can tweet @XFINITYSports throughout the week using hashtag #SignMyTweet for a chance to receive a life-sized, autographed version of their own tweet!

Tune in on the big (or little) screen

The live game will air on NBC, and the Spanish broadcast will air on NBC Universo (previously mun2).  Suffice it to say, the biggest screen in the house will be tuned in all night long.

But, given the average Super Bowl party totals around 17 people, finding a spot on the couch can be tough.  For those stuck in the kitchen or anywhere else away from the TV, X1 lets you turn any device in the home into a television where you can watch the game on laptops, tablets or phones. Fans also can watch on the NBC Sports Live Extra app on tablets, or via NBCSports.com on laptops and computers.

Once the game starts, Xfinity customers can enhance their experience with the X1 Sports App, which provides key game stats, facts and updates as they unfold, right alongside the action.


For some, commercials are the best part

For those who favor the ads, (and there are a lot of you), Xfinity has it covered. Watch the Top 10 Super Bowl commercials, according to NBC, as many times as you want on Xfinity On Demand and every ad will be available on Xfinity.com. Sneak peeks and previews will be available online before the game begins.


Power the party with Wi-Fi

Half of all TV-related tweets are about live sports, and last year, there were 25 million tweets during the Super Bowl alone! With all the tweeting and streaming going on, it’s essential that your Wi-Fi is ready. Get your router off the ground at least 5-7 feet if possible, and make sure your router is somewhere in the center of the home, preferably on the first floor. It’s also never a bad idea to reboot it the day of the game to ensure things are working smoothly. Check out more tips on ensuring your Wi-Fi signal is good to go here.


MVP goes to … the Xfinity Home

Between late arrivals and food deliveries – Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year – your front door will be a busy place.  Plus, the home phone is usually ringing off the hook with guests asking if you need any last minute items or people who didn’t make the party asking, "did you see that play?!"

Xfinity Home customers can monitor their front door right from the TV or mobile device and Xfinity Voice users can see who’s calling right on the big screen with Caller ID to the TV.

Xfinity has you covered this year.  So relax and enjoy…kick off is in just a few short days!

(Graphics: Comcast and iStockPhoto)

Tags : Internet of Things, smart home, Super Bowl, XFINITY Home, XFINITY Internet, XFINITY TV, XFINITY WiFi


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