On Wednesday, Rogers released a new Ignite WiFi Hub app.
Available on iOS and Android, the app allows Ignite TV subscribers to access a variety of their Wi-Fi gateway’s functionality, with much of it focused on allowing parents to control their child’s Wi-Fi usage.
For instance, one feature of the new app allows parents to temporarily pause a device’s Wi-Fi access. In this way, if a parent feels their kid needs a break from the iPad, or they just want their child to come to the dinner table, they can do so easily through the app. Rogers has also built in a suite of parental controls, as well as a bedtime mode to help kids wind down for the night.
Elsewhere, the app allows users to remotely restart their Ignite WiFi gateway; monitor their network, allowing them to see per user usage; and create custom profiles. Inside the app, users will also find tips for optimizing their Wi-Fi signal.
While anyone can download the app, actually taking advantage of its functionality requires an Ignite TV subscription — which has already irked some customers.
It’s also possible to access all of the functionality provided by the app via ignitewifi.rogers.com.