Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 6:46 PM


How to Monitor Your Xfinity Security Cameras on PC via Samsung Flow

Often, people find it beneficial to view their security camera feed on their PC. However, as of my knowledge cut-off in September 2021, Comcast's Xfinity Home Security system didn't officially support viewing camera feeds on a PC. But where there's a will, there's a way. By using Samsung Flow, an app that allows you to seamlessly connect your Samsung devices, you can monitor your Xfinity cameras through your phone and onto your PC. Here's how:

## Requirements

1. A Samsung smartphone with Samsung Flow installed.

1. A PC with Samsung Flow installed.

1. An Xfinity Home Security system set up and accessible via your smartphone.

## Steps

### Step 1: Install Samsung Flow

First, ensure you have Samsung Flow installed on both your Samsung smartphone and your PC. Samsung Flow is a platform that allows your devices to seamlessly connect and share information. You can download it from the Google Play Store on your phone and the Microsoft Store on your PC.

### Step 2: Connect Your Devices

Once installed, open Samsung Flow on both devices. Follow the instructions to pair your smartphone with your PC. This usually involves scanning a QR code displayed on your PC screen with your phone.

### Step 3: Enable Phone Screen Mirroring

After your devices are paired, you can enable the screen mirroring feature. This allows your PC to display whatever is on your smartphone's screen. To do this:

1. Open Samsung Flow on your phone.

1. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner and select 'Details'.

1. Turn on the 'Smart View' feature.

### Step 4: Open Xfinity Home Security App

Now, open the Xfinity Home Security app on your smartphone. Navigate to the camera feed you wish to view. Your phone's screen (including the camera feed) should now be mirrored on your PC.

## Limitations

Remember, this workaround has its limitations. It requires your Samsung phone to remain on and in the Xfinity Home Security app to monitor your cameras. This isn't an official solution and might not be suitable for long-term monitoring.

## Conclusion

While it would be ideal for Xfinity to provide a PC-compatible viewing option, this Samsung Flow method is a viable workaround. It's a testament to the flexibility of tech-savvy users finding creative solutions, even when official support is lacking. Remember to keep your devices secure while using this method, as your security system is only as strong as its weakest link.

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