Comcast Announces the Next Generation xFi Pod
Today Comcast announced that a new xFi Pod is available to Xfinity Internet customers. With maximum speeds up to 2X faster than offered by the first-generation, upwards of 500 Mbps, the second-generation xFi Pod can help customers elevate their WiFi experience by creating a wall-to-wall mesh network that seamlessly extends coverage throughout their homes.
With more people spending time at home there has been an explosion of connected devices and the need for connectivity across the entire home is more important than ever. In fact, since March 2020, we have seen demand for Pods double.
The new xFi Pod is equipped with a tri-band WiFi radio capable of delivering high speeds to more connected devices and, similar to the first-generation Pods, will continue to work with your xFi Gateway to extend WiFi coverage. It also includes two ethernet ports, allowing customers to connect directly to the device if desired.
To add your xFi Pod, customers simply need to download the Xfinity mobile app (for iOS and Android), click on the Account tab, select activate xFi Pods and follow the prompts. Once set up is complete, customers can view the connection status, see how WiFi devices are connecting (either through a Pod or directly to the Gateway), and continue to monitor and even pause WiFi devices right from the app.
The new Pods come either in a one-pack for $119 or in a two-pack for $199, plus shipping and handling. The packs can be purchased online at www.xfinity.com/xfipods and in Xfinity retail stores.