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Xfinity TV Packages and Prices

Our research finds that Xfinity has lower channel counts and slightly higher prices, but enough perks to make it a solid bet.

Price: $49.99–$59.99

Channels: 125-185+

Free Peacock Premium w/ X1 DVR

Top packages
Best overall

Extra
Best bundle

Premier Pro+ Double Play
Best value

Preferred+
Price Channels Cost per channel Internet speed
$49.99/mo.* 125+ $0.39 N/A View plan
$129.99/mo. 185+ $0.32 1,200 Mbps View plan
$59.99/mo. 185+ $0.32 N/A View plan

*No term agreement plan.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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Is Xfinity TV good?

Xfinity TV service is good, but it’s not slap-your-mama good*. It has up to 185+ live TV channels, a vast on-demand library, free Xfinity Stream app, the well-regarded X1 DVR and voice remote, and wide availability. Xfinity also offers no-term agreement plans—but at higher prices (up to 33%).

But Xfinity’s pricing, while competitive at the package level, gets expensive when you consider the provider’s relatively low channel counts, high DVR/HD fees, and the no-term agreement premium.

(*No mamas were injured in the writing of this piece. Also—hi, moms!)

That said, we can see Xfinity working out well for you in a couple of scenarios:

  • Are you sick of your current TV provider? You won’t pay too much more for Xfinity—even with some of the higher-priced no-term agreement plans.
  • Do you need internet service, too? Xfinity has speedy cable connections for bundling.
  • Do you want us to get into more detail about Xfinity TV packages? Keep reading.

Xfinity TV pros and cons

Pros

  • Wide availability
  • Free Peacock Premium w/ X1 DVR
  • Excellent X1 DVR and voice remote
  • Xfinity Stream app for mobile viewing

Cons

  • Smaller channel counts
  • 12–24 mo. contracts
  • 33% higher pricing for no-term agreement plans
  • High DVR and HD fees

Best Xfinity TV packages in your area

Package
Best value

Extra
Best bundle

Premier Pro+ Double Play
Best overall

Preferred+
Price Channels Cost per channel Internet speed
$49.99/mo. 125+ $0.39 N/A View plan
$129.99/mo. 185+ $0.32 1,200 Mbps View plan
$59.99/mo. 185+ $0.32 N/A View plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Xfinity packages, pricing, and channel counts are different for each of its three regions (Northeastern, Central, and Western US). Since you are searching in the Western region, we’re showing you the best plans in that area.

Xfinity TV packages and pricing in your area

Package
Extra
Preferred+
Price* Channels Cost per channel
$49.99/mo. 125+ $0.39 View plan
$59.99/mo. 185+ $0.32 View plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
†No-term agreement plan.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

In the western US, Xfinity offers four plans (none of them basic) that are actually two plans—with or without term agreements.

Even without term agreements, pricing for Xfinity cable packages in its western-region can compete with DISH, DIRECTV, Spectrum, and Verizon Fios rates—but not their channel counts. Check out Xfinity’s full channel lineup here to learn more.

Want to make sure Xfinity has your favorite channels?

View Xfinity channel lineup guide

Xfinity bundles and deals in your area

With Xfinity, you can package your TV plan with internet and phone service in double- or triple-play bundles. Again, there are different Xfinity bundle packages in each of its three regions. We’ve researched prices and compiled pricing comparison tables for Xfinity TV bundle deals in your area below.

For more detailed information, read our guide to Xfinity bundles.

Xfinity internet and TV bundle pricing in your area

Price* Channels Download speeds up to
$94.99/mo. 125+ 400 Mbps View plan
$104.99/mo. 185+ 800 Mbps View plan
$129.99/mo. 185+ 1,200 Mbps View plan

*For the first 24 months with a 2-year agreement.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Xfinity internet, TV, and phone bundle pricing

Price* Channels Download speeds up to
$94.99/mo. 125+ 400 Mbps View plan
$114.99/mo. 125+ 800 Mbps View plan
$130.00/mo. 185+ 1,200 Mbps View plan
$159.99/mo. 185+ 1,200 Mbps View plan

*For the first 24 months with a 2-year agreement.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

The hidden costs of Xfinity

Whenever you’re shopping for TV service, it’s smart to ask about hidden fees and save the surprises for trashy reality TV shows.

In our guide to the hidden costs of Xfinity, we give you the scoop on the various fees—broadcast, DVR, extra TV, HD, installation, late, premium channel, reactivation, and regional sports network—you might see on your Xfinity bill.

Xfinity TV channels

While Xfinity doesn’t offer as many channels on its cable packages as other providers, it carries all of the most popular channels—many of them in HD—in its packages, plus a hefty selection of premium channels and add-on packs. And, of course, the plans include a few dozen Music Choice channels (which makes the channel counts even weaker).

Here’s a sampling of Xfinity’s available channels. For a more comprehensive look at Xfinity channels, read our Xfinity Channel Lineup guide.

Popular channels on Xfinity

  • A&E
  • Bravo
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Disney, Disney Junior, and Disney XD
  • ESPN
  • FOX News
  • Lifetime (and LMN)
  • Nat Geo (and Nat Geo Wild)
  • Nickelodeon, Nick 2, Nick Jr., and Nicktoons
  • Syfy
  • TBS

Premium channels on Xfinity

  • CINEMAX ($12.00/mo.)
  • Deportes ($5.00)
  • EPIX ($5.99/mo.)
  • HBO® Max ($15.00/mo.)
  • NFL RedZone ($9.99/mo.)
  • Playboy TV ($19.99/mo.)
  • SHOWTIME® ($12.00/mo.)
  • STARZ ($8.99 /mo.)
  • STREAMPIX ($4.99/mo.)
  • TMC ($12.00/mo.)

Xfinity add-on packs

  • ACORN TV ($5.99/mo.)
  • AMC+ ($4.99/mo.)
  • Anime Network ($6.99/mo.)
  • Curiosity Stream ($2.99/mo.)
  • HERE TV ($7.99/mo.)
  • KidStream ($4.99/mo.)
  • HERE TV ($7.99/mo.)
  • UP Faith & Family ($4.99/mo.)

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Want to make sure Xfinity has your favorite channels?

View Xfinity channel lineup guide

Xfinity TV equipment

Ready to talk gear? Xfinity offers the following gadgetry to go with your TV package or bundle. Most of them include an additional monthly fee.

Xfinity X1

The X1 is Xfinity’s highly rated DVR/receiver and TV service. It costs an additional $5.00 a month.

But if you don’t need or want DVR service, you can save money by choosing an HD or SD non-DVR box. They’re $5.00 a month for the first box, $9.95 a month for each additional box. But remember: the $9.95 monthly HD fee still applies with the HD box.

Xfinity X1 DVR service with HD box
Xfinity non-DVR X1 box (HD)
Xfinity non-DVR X1 box (SD)
DVR service Box rental Additional boxes Other fees Total (one TV) Total (two TVs)
$5.00/mo. Included $9.95/mo. each N/A $5.00/mo. $14.95/mo.
N/A $5.00/mo. $9.95/mo. each $9.95/mo. HD fee $14.95/mo. $24.90/mo.
N/A $5.00/mo. $9.95/mo. each N/A $5.00/mo. $14.95/mo.

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

ARRIS and Pace XG1v3

Pace XG1v1

ARRIS XG1v4

Depending where you’re located, and what’s in stock, you’ll get one of three Xfinity X1 models.

If you’d like to watch your Xfinity content on another TV, you can pay $9.95 a month for an extra X1 DVR—or choose a non-DVR X1 TV box for $5.00 a month to use on the additional TV. The non-DVR boxes can set and play recordings, but not store them (they’ll be on your primary X1 DVR).

But if you don’t care about recording and storing programming, you can save $10 a month by using a non-DVR X1 as your main receiver.

It’s important to note here that Xfinity sends out various models of non-DVR X1 boxes. One, the RNG150N, is not compatible with the Xfinity voice remote. If you want that sweet hands-free navigation, you might want to ask an Xfinity rep which box you should expect in your region.

For more on the X1, read our in-depth Xfinity X1 review.

Xfinity Flex

What is Xfinity Flex? We’re so glad you asked. If you have an Xfinity internet plan, but not TV service, and you don’t see a TV plan or bundle that fits your budget, consider Xfinity Flex, the provider’s free streaming device/service.

Flex houses free livestreaming and on-demand apps like Pluto, Tubi, Xumo, and YouTube (plus many more). That means you’ll have a combined library of 200+ live channels and countless on-demand titles (including 10,000+ movies and TV shows from Xfinity alone). Xfinity even provides free access to NBC’s Peacock Premium streaming service.

You can also use Flex to watch (or listen to) your HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, Prime Video, and Spotify subscriptions, which is supremely convenient.

To get in on this action, request your Xfinity Flex box. You can add an extra Flex for $5 a month (limit two boxes total).

And to learn more about Flex, read our full Xfinity Flex review.

Xfinity Flex box and XR15 remote CROP

Xfinity Flex with XR15 voice remote.

Xfinity voice remote

Both the X1 and Xfinity Flex come with either the Xfinity XR11 or XR15 voice remote. The difference between the two is aesthetic, not functional—both remotes have these features:

  • Voice control
  • Backlit keypad
  • 5-minute skip for live TV or DVR recording
  • 10-minute skip for Xfinity On Demand
  • Aim Anywhere function
  • Automatic pairing
  • Accessibility features (closed captioning, video description, voice guidance)

For more information on all Xfinity equipment, see our review.

Xfinity TV streaming

Yes, you can stream your Xfinity X1 TV package. The best way to do it is through the . . .

Xfinity Stream app

Free with your TV subscription, Xfinity’s Stream app allows to watch content and manage certain settings from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop:

  • Up to 200+ live channels (depending on your package)
  • Most Xfinity On Demand titles
  • All of your DVR recordings
  • Set and manage DVR timers
  • Set and manage parental controls

Even better, you can watch Xfinity Stream on up to five devices at once. That’s a generous amout of simultaneous streams, compared to other TV providers. DISH, for example, allows only one stream on its DISH Anywhere app.

Xfinity Stream also allows you to download titles for offline viewing when you’re traveling or in an area with no service.

Read our Xfinity Stream App Guide for more information.

Xfinity Stream home page (Sep. 2021)

Xfinity On Demand

Available on the X1 and the Xfinity Stream app, Xfinity On Demand comes with your TV package and offers a free library with thousands of movies, the first latest episodes of the top 100 TV shows, plus the ability to rent or purchase titles, including new movies.

Xfinity On Demand adds a whole lotta free content—and, therefore, value—to your Xfinity cable packages. And the ability to watch Xfinity On Demand content away from home, and even download it to watch offline, is a huge bonus.

Peacock

Peacock is a streaming TV service owned by NBCUniversal, which owns Xfinity. It has three tiers:

Price Hours of content Video Streams Details
Free 7,500 Up to 4K 3 View plan
$4.99/mo. 15,000 Up to 4K 3 View plan
$9.99/mo. 15,000 Up to 4K 3 View plan

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Peacock (with ads) is completely free and has 7,500 hours of content—not including Peacock originals.

Peacock Premium (with ads) is $4.99 a month, but it has twice the content—15,000 hours—with new episodes of NBC series available to watch the day after they broadcast.

For twice the price, Peacock Premium Plus has the same 15,000 of content, but you won’t have to endure commercials.

For more information on Peacock plans, check out our Peacock Review.

Xfinity TV deals and promotions

In addition to its affordable TV packages and internet-and-TV bundles, Xfinity offers the following deals and promotions:

  • $10/mo. discount for automatic payments and paperless billing
  • Up to $30/mo. bundle discount
  • Free Xfinity Flex streaming box and free Peacock Premium (for internet-only customers)
  • Free premium channels (with select bundles)

For more information on Xfinity deals, see our guide.

Final take: Is Xfinity TV worth it?

Xfinity’s lower channel counts and high DVR and HD fees make it one of the pricier TV providers out there. But that X1 DVR is pretty powerful, so it’s almost worth the extra expense—unless budgetary concerns are top-of-mind for you.

But we still think that you’d like Xfinity if you’re unhappy with your current provider or if you’re looking for both TV and internet service (Xfinity has speeds up to 2,000 Mbps!).

Either way, you’ll still have plenty to watch—and ways to watch it—with Xfinity.

Xfinity FAQ

How much does Xfinity TV cost?

Xfinity TV plans cost $49.99–$89.49 a month but have different rates (and perhaps slightly different channel lineups) for all three regions in Xfinity’s coverage area. Here are the TV package price ranges in your region:

  • West: $49.99–$59.99/mo. for 125–185+ channels

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

What is the Xfinity installation fee?

Xfinity charges $89.99 for professional installation. If you go with self-installation, the kit costs $15.00—and it’s super simple to install, so we highly recommend it. But if you prefer to trust a pro, keep an eye out for occasional free or discounted professional installation deals. For more information, check out our Xfinity installation guide.

How much does Xfinity Stream cost?

The Xfinity Stream mobile app is included free with your Xfinity TV plan. For more information, read our Xfinity Stream App Guide.

What is the best Xfinity package?

Xfinity packages and rates differ for its three regions. Since you’re in Xfinity’s western region, we’re showing you region-specific bundles that have some of Xfinity’s highest channel counts, lowest costs per channel, and highest internet speeds.

  • West: Premier Pro Plus Double Play has 185+ channels and 1,200 Mbps download speeds for $129.99 a month.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Is Xfinity Flex really free?

Yes, Xfinity Flex is really free—but only for Xfinity internet customers. That said, if you’re an Xfinity internet customer and want an extra Flex box for another TV, it’ll cost $5 a month. And there’s a limit of two devices per household.

How much is basic cable with Xfinity?

Unfortunately, Xfinity doesn’t offer a basic cable plan in its western region, where you reside. Not that we ever recommend basic cable packages. You can get the same local channels and subchannels with an over-the-air, or OTA, antenna—for a one-time purchase price of $30–$60. So why pay monthly?

Do I need a cable box for every TV with Xfinity?

Yes, you will need a cable box for each of your TVs—but you have choices, as seen in the table below. We’ve done the math for you up to two TVs. In all cases, for each extra box, add $9.95 to see your total monthly payment for Xfinity TV equipment.

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DVR serviceBox rentalAdditional boxesOther feesTotal (one TV)Total (two TVs)
Xfinity X1 DVR service with HD box$5.00/mo.Included$9.95/mo. each$5.00/mo.$14.95/mo.
Xfinity non-DVR X1 box (HD)N/A$5.00/mo.$9.95/mo. each$9.95/mo. HD fee$14.95/mo.$24.90/mo.
Xfinity non-DVR X1 box (SD)N/A$5.00/mo.$9.95/mo. eachN/A$5.00/mo.$14.95/mo.

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

What is the cheapest Xfinity package?

The cheapest Xfinity cable package in your region is Extra ($49.99 a month, 125+ channels).