Last updated on June 25th, 2016 at 02:59 pm
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My Dad cries at everything. I am not saying this is a bad thing, but it’s true. And anyone who knows him can vouch for it. He’s a passionate guy. No really, he cries at baseball games, the movie “She’s the Man” (also, most movies), and anything that remotely reminds him of his daughters.
I can relate to this. I’m a passionate person as well and tend to get worked up about things. Especially not being with the ones I love on important days. Since I can’t be with my Dad on Father’s Day, I wanted a way to really connect with him.
We all know that in this extremely busy day and age the best gift we can
give anyone is our presence. Just spending time with others and giving
them a brief moment of our lives can mean so much.
We live in such an advanced digital age that it’s now easy to not just share text and images live, but also our own videos. There is a new incredible app from XFINITY called the “Share” app that lets you stream life’s moments LIVE from your smartphone… to your TV! You can stream your videos and then save them so you can go back and watch them. You’re able to broadcast in real time. I know this is especially important for me as I live far away from home, and I can’t always be there for important moments. I want to feel like I’m there, and the XFINITY Share App allows me to feel like I’m there.
This is especially wonderful for Father’s Day. I can’t be with my Dad, but I want him to know that I care. The XFINITY Share App helps me connect to my Dad and let him know how much he means to me. And it let’s us share a sappy moment. Newsflash, he will cry. I might, too. You can be anywhere in the world and still be everywhere, how cool is that?
There are other photo sharing apps out there, but this is the only one that you can share with on the big screen!
The XFINITY Share App allows me to do that. Even though I’m in Nashville and my Dad is in Dallas, we can still connect. I can show him details about the crazy life change that’s about to take place for me, while making it feel like I’m really there.
What if you can’t make it to a graduation or wedding? Now you have the ability to feel like you’re really there, right from your living room. You can send live or recorded videos straight to the TV from your phone, all with one app.
Here’s how to use it:
— Download the XFINITY Share App for your iPhone or Android. Open it up, and it will tell you step by step how to access and setup the XFINITY Share App.
— After you’ve turned on the TV, press “XFINITY” on your remote.
— From the menu, click “Apps.”
— Choose the video app (the first one).
— From your phone, click share. It will say, start sharing video directly to friends, family & your TV now.
— Click one of the options below:
— Select what you’d like to share and who you’d like to share it with.
— They will then click “Play” and be able to see you, your photos, videos, live! Never miss anything again.
This is extremely innovative and sets XFINITY apart, allowing users to connect in ways we never thought possible. You can share moments in your life as they happen or feel like you’re really there. XFINITY is one of the first companies to use this technology with the ability to also stop, pause and even rewind the live stream. I really love the ability to watch moments again, I know this will come in handy when I want to show something really important to family and friends. (Like… music festival moments or travels or anything else big!)
Live streaming our life is what the future looks like. And it’s pretty awesome.
P.S. it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of XFINITY. See how I use it for my business. For real.
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