Xfinity TV Packages and Prices

Xfinity's low channel counts and slightly higher prices aren't great, but perks like Peacock and the Flex still make it a solid bet.

Price: $49.99/mo.–$59.99/mo.

Channels: 125-185+

DVR: 20–300 hours

Contract: 1-2 years or no-term agreement

Free Peacock Premium w/ X1 DVR

Top packages Price Channels Popular channels Cost per channel Internet speed
Popular TV
Best overall
$49.99/mo. 125+ AMC, Comedy Central, Disney Channel $0.39 N/A View plan
Premier Double Play
Best bundle
$134.99/mo. 185+ HBO Max, ESPN, SHOWTIME® $0.32 1,200 Mbps View plan
Ultimate TV
Best value
$59.99/mo. 185+ Cooking Channel, DIY Network, ESPNU $0.32 N/A View plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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, the free Xfinity Stream app, the well-regarded X1 DVR, and wide availability. But Xfinity’s pricing 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. If you’re 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. If you also need internet service, Xfinity has speedy cable internet connections for bundling.

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
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Xfinity TV deals and promotions

In addition to its affordable TV packages and internet-and-TV bundles, you can get some of the following Xfinity TV 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.

Best Xfinity TV packages in your area

Top packages Price Channels Popular channels Cost per channel Internet speed
Popular TV
Best overall
$49.99/mo. 125+ AMC, Comedy Central, Disney Channel $0.39 N/A View plan
Premier Double Play
Best bundle
$134.99/mo. 185+ HBO Max, ESPN, SHOWTIME® $0.32 1,200 Mbps View plan
Ultimate TV
Best value
$59.99/mo. 185+ Cooking Channel, DIY Network, ESPNU $0.32 N/A View plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
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 plans and pricing in your area

Package Price* Channels Popular channels Cost per channel
Popular TV $49.99/mo. 125+ FX, HGTV, MTV $0.39 View Plan
Ultimate TV $59.99/mo. 185+ Cooking Channel, DIY Network, ESPNU $0.32 View Plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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PackagePrice*ChannelsPopular channelsCost per channel
Choice TV$20.00/mo.10+ABC, CBS. NBC$2.00View plan
Popular TV$60.00/mo.125+AMC, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel$0.48View plan
Ultimate TV$80.00/mo.185+IFC, Disney XD, Nat Geo Wild$0.40View plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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PackagePrice*ChannelsPopular channelsCost per channel
Limited Basic$19.99/mo.10+NBC, ABC, FOX$4.70View plan
Extra$67.27/mo.125+AMC, A&E, Comedy Central$0.53View plan
Digital Preferred$69.99/mo.*185+Cooking Channel, FS2, IFC$0.48View plan
Digital Premier$89.99/mo.*185+HBO, EPIX, SHOWTIME$0.48View plan

†No-term agreement plan.
*For the first 12 months.
Data as of post 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. Popular TV costs $60.00 monthly without a contract, while contractless Ultimate TV jumps up to $78.50 monthly. You can also compare them to Xfinity’s plans in its Central and Northeast regions.

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?

Check out our Xfinity channel lineup guide to see what channels come with each plan.

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

Package Price* Channels Popular channels Download speeds up to
Popular Double Play $79.99/mo. 125+ FX, HGTV, MTV 300 Mbps View Plan
Ultimate Double Play $109.99/mo. 185+ Cooking Channel, DIY Network, ESPNU 600 Mbps View Plan
Premier Double Play $134.99/mo. 185+ HBO Max, ESPN, SHOWTIME® 1,200 Mbps View Plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-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

Package Price Channels Popular channels Download speeds up to
Popular Triple Play $89.99/mo.* 125+ FX, MTV, Comedy Central 300 Mbps View Plan
Ultimate Triple Play $119.99/mo.** 125+ Cooking Channel, DIY Network, ESPNU 600 Mbps View Plan
Premier Triple Play $144.99/mo.** 185+ HBO Max, ESPN, SHOWTIME® 1,200 Mbps View Plan

*For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement.
**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 ($14.99/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.

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. Each box costs an additional $7.50 a month. But if you don’t need or want the X1’s special features, you won’t save money by choosing a standard HD TV box. They’re also $7.50 a month for each box.

Box rental Additional boxes Total (one TV) Total (two TVs)
Xfinity X1 DVR service with HD box $7.50/mo. $7.50/mo. each $7.50/mo. $15.00/mo.
Xfinity non-DVR box (HD) $7.50/mo. $7.50/mo. each $7.50/mo. $15.00/mo.

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

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

The X1 Cloud DVR service lets you save shows and view them on your X1, the Xfinity Stream app, and the Xfinity Stream website. Most packages include 20 hours of DVR storage, but you can upgrade to 150 hours ($10.00/mo.) or 300 hours ($20.00/mo.) of storage during the checkout process.

If you’d like to watch your Xfinity content on another TV, you can pay $7.50 a month for an extra X1 DVR—or choose a non-DVR Xfinity TV box for $7.50 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).

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.

The Xfinity Flex box and remote.

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:

Plan Price Hours of content Video Streams Details
Peacock (ads) Free 7,500 Up to 4K 3 View Plan
Peacock Premium (with ads) $4.99/mo. 15,000 Up to 4K 3 View Plan
Peacock Premium Plus (no ads) $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.

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 3,000 Mbps!).

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

Methodology

To find out how Xfinity’s TV plans stacked up to the competition, we rated them in areas like value, channel count, and customer satisfaction. For more information on our methodology, check out our How We Rank page.

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 all three Xfinity regions:

  • West: $49.99–$59.99/mo. for 125–185+ channels
  • Central: $20.00–$80.00/mo. for 10–185+ channels
  • Northeastern: $19.99–$89.99/mo. for 10–185+ channels

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

What is the cheapest Xfinity cable package?

These are the cheapest Xfinity cable packages by region:

  • West: Popular TV ($49.99/mo., 125+ channels)
  • Central: Choice TV ($20.00/mo., 10+ channels)
  • Northeast: Limited Basic ($20.00/mo., 10+ channels)

Looking for more ways to cut monthly costs? View Xfinity’s current deals and promotions.

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 Xfinity TV and internet bundles that have some of Xfinity’s highest channel counts, lowest costs per channel, and highest internet speeds.

  • West: Premier Double Play has 185+ channels and 1,200 Mbps download speeds for $134.99 a month.
  • Central: Ultimate TV with Gigabit Extra has 185+ channels and 1,200 Mbps download speeds for $120.00 a month.
  • Northeast: Super+ More with Gigabit Internet gives you 185+ channels and 1,200 Mbps download speeds for $149.99 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.

What is the basic Xfinity package?

In Xfinity’s West region, its basic package is Popular TV ($49.99 a month, 125+ channels). Xfinity offers other basic packages depending on your region:

  • Central: Choice TV (10 channels, $20.00/mo.)
  • Northeast: Limited Basic (10+ channels, $19.99/mo.)

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 $7.50 to see your total monthly payment for Xfinity TV equipment.

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Box rentalAdditional boxesTotal (one TV)Total (two TVs)
Xfinity X1 DVR service with HD box$7.50/mo.$7.50/mo. each$7.50/mo.$15.00/mo.
Xfinity non-DVR box (HD)$7.50/mo.$7.50/mo. each$7.50/mo.$15.00/mo.

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

Is Xfinity Stream the same as Xfinity TV?

When you’re at home, the Xfinity Stream app works the same as your normal Xfinity TV service. But when you’re out of the house, you’ll have some streaming limitations. Read our full Xfinity Stream review to learn more about the service.

How do I get free Xfinity TV?

Xfinity occasionally offers free movies and TV episodes for TV subscribers who have an X1, Flex, or the Xfinity Stream app. You may be able to access this content by saying “free” into your voice remote.

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