Data as of 2/15/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
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.
The X1 is Xfinity’s highly rated DVR/receiver and TV service. It costs an additional $14.95 a month. But if you want to watch and record HD content, there’s an extra fee ($10.00 a month). So Xfinity’s DVR charges are pretty steep compared to those of other providers.
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Well, maybe the X1’s other attributes will justify the additional cost to you. The X1 costs $14.95 a month and includes the following:
- Additional non-channel package content, like Xfinity On Demand (10,000+ movies and TV shows) and free access to Peacock Premium
- Integrated streaming apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, and more. Note: some require a separate subscription to watch.
- Movie rentals
- Sports Zone app
- Cloud DVR access (for mobile viewing via the Xfinity Stream app)
- Xfinity’s excellent voice remote.
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.
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.
Yes, you can stream your Xfinity X1 TV package. The best way to do it is through the . . .
Free with your TV subscription, Xfinity’s Stream app allows mobile streaming of up to 200+ channels, most Xfinity On Demand titles, and all of your DVR recordings—on up to five devices at once. You can also use Xfinity Stream to download titles for offline viewing and set parental controls.
Read our Xfinity Stream App Guide for more information.
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 package. And the ability to watch Xfinity On Demand content away from home, and even download it to watch offline, is a huge bonus.
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)
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.