Comcast announces Xfinity video doorbell in Smart Home Push

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A picture of the Comcast doorbell on a table

Comcast’s Xfinity Video Doorbell works with your existing Xfinity ecosystem.
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Comcast wants to be both your Internet provider and your smart home security system with a new device, Xfinity video doorbell. It has all the renowned features of competing video doorbells from Nest and Ring, including an HD camera with a 4: 3 aspect ratio. There is also two-way audio, so you can chat with the delivery guy while they drop off the package. And Comcast has integrated the device with its xFi Advanced Security suite to protect it against any threat.

Xfinity video doorbell works as you might expect. When someone presses the button to “ring” the doorbell, you receive a simultaneous notification on your smartphone. If you have other Xfinity devices in your home, you will also receive a message there. For example, if you have an Xfinity X1 or Flex broadcast box in the living room, you might see motion alerts appearing on your TV screen. You can adjust these notifications so that they don’t ping you during your Infinity wars see again.

A photo of the front panel doorbell

The Comcast Xfinity video doorbell front view.
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If you are wondering why you would choose a Comcast video doorbell over the established models of Google and Amazon, look no further than the competitive price. The Xfinity Video Doorbell costs $ 120, which is about $ 60 less than Ring’s battery-powered Nest Doorbell and Wired Pro Doorbell. Brands like Wyze have even cheaper video doorbells starting at $ 50, but they might not fit into your existing Xfinity setup. You can also pay the doorbell through your Comcast bill at $ 5 per month for two years if you are an Xfinity Home Pro Protection or Pro Protection Plus customer.

Security cameras are a gateway to the establishment a connected home, so it’s no surprise that Comcast is suing the same customers it charges for Internet and TV. Comcast offers a security package through the program mentioned above, which includes security cameras and motion sensors.

Corn Comcast’s security camera can also be data hungry, and maybe that’s why the ISP wants you to buy one. Comcast brought return data caps while many of us are still stuck at home, and I personally maximized on my Comcast data allowance before pandemic after forgetting to lower the resolution of the original wired Nest Doorbell.

Temporarily comcast on break some of these data caps in parts of the United States, but it continues to charge overage fees to working-from-home families who depend on the internet to keep their jobs. According to his support pages, all Internet video streaming and downloading services, including programming offered through Xfinity Stream, are included in the calculation of monthly usage. We have contacted Comcast to confirm that the video broadcast doorbell will also count towards this cap and update this story with any response.

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