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Xfinity Channel Lineup: Premier

Price for TV plans: $19.99–$299.95

Channels: 288

Popular channels included: Cinemax, STARZ ENCORE, ESPN, HBO, History, NFL Network, NFL Redzone, Showtime, STARZ, TBS, TNT, USA

Attention: you have reached the top of Xfinity mountain. Premier is Xfinity’s top-tier package, the one that has all the channels and the highest price.

At this writing, Xfinity’s Premier and Preferred packages each include all 288 channels that Xfinity carries. What’s the difference, then? It comes down to channel counts—and the little plus signs after the numbers.

When you see “140+” or “260+” it means that a package contains at least 140 or 260 channels, and possibly more. Across its service area, Xfinity packages and bundles advertise up to 200–220+ channels in Preferred, and 220–260+ in Premier.

We’re not sure why both plans now include all of Xfinity’s available channels. Wouldn’t you go with the cheaper package (Preferred) if it has the same content? We would.

See below to read more about Premier’s channels, plus the various premium add-ons and channel packs you can add to your plan (for a fee).

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  • Altitude Sports
  • AMC
  • American Heroes Channel
  • Animal Planet
  • BabyFirst Americas
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • BET Jams
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  • Bloomberg TV
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  • MoreMAX (West)
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  • msnbc
  • MTV
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  • MTV Live HD
  • MTV TR3s
  • MTV2
  • MyTV
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NBC Universo
  • NFL Network
  • NHL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nick Music
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Ovation
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • Pac-12 Network
  • PBS
  • QVC
  • Reelz Channel
  • RetroPlex
  • Revolt
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • SHOWTIME 2 West
  • SHOWTIME Extreme West
  • SHOWTIME Family East
  • SHOWTIME Next East
  • SHOWTIME Showcase West
  • SHOWTIME Women East
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Sprout
  • STARZ Cinema East
  • STARZ Comedy
  • STARZ Edge West
  • STARZ Encore Action West
  • STARZ Encore Black West
  • STARZ Encore Classic West
  • STARZ Encore Family
  • STARZ Encore Suspense West
  • STARZ Encore West
  • STARZ Encore Westerns West
  • STARZ In Black East
  • STARZ Kids & Family East
  • STARZ West
  • SundanceTV West
  • SyFy
  • TBN
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Impact Network
  • The Movie Channel West
  • The Movie Channel Xtra West
  • The Weather Channel
  • ThrillerMax East
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • truTV
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • Universal HD
  • Univision Deportes Network
  • UP
  • USA Network
  • Velocity HD
  • VH1
  • WE
  • WGN America
  • Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel
  • No available channels for this category.

Popular channels available with Xfinity Premier

Xfinity Premier has all of the top 30 most popular channels1—with all but four of those in high-definition (HD). That’s the same amount of HD channels as Preferred, and one more HD channel than Starter.

(Adult Swim and Cartoon Network are the same channel, but Variety1 lists Adult Swim at #30 and Cartoon Network at #50. Xfinity rightly considers Cartoon Network a single channel and does not list Adult Swim separately.)

Top 30 Most-Watched Channels of 20191

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC
  • FOX
  • Fox News
  • ESPN
  • ION*
  • HGTV
  • Univision*
  • Hallmark Channel
  • USA Network
  • Telemundo*
  • TLC
  • TBS
  • Discovery Channel
  • TNT
  • The CW*
  • A&E
  • Investigation Discovery
  • CNN
  • Food Network
  • Bravo
  • Nickelodeon
  • AMC
  • MeTV*
  • Lifetime
  • FX
  • Adult Swim

* SD only

Sports channels available with Xfinity Premier

Only two of Premier’s 23 sportsball channels aren’t in HD (the SD channels are Olympic Channel and Stadium). And while it’s fun to say “sportsballs,” we’d be remiss not to mention that Premier’s sports channels cover all sports—not just the ones that involve balls. So rejoice, NASCAR and disc golf fans.

  • AT&T Sports Networks
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FOX Sports 1 (FS1)
  • FOX Sports 2 (FS2)
  • MLB Network
  • NBA TV
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel*
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Pac-12 Network
  • SEC Network
  • Stadium*
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Golf Channel
  • The Sportsman Channel
  • TUDN
  • Zona Fútbol

* SD only

Educational and kids’ channels available with Xfinity Premier

Hey, parents: hasn’t TV been a godsend during the pandemic? If you’re a parent working from home, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Premier has 22 channels with educational and kids’ content. That kind of variety means you’ll be able to please even your most finicky rugrats—and hopefully curtail work interruptions.

  • Animal Planet
  • Babyfirst TV
  • Cartoon Network
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • Kids Street
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nick Music*
  • Nick Too
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • PBS*
  • PBS Kids*
  • Primo TV*
  • Science Channel
  • Smithsonian Network
  • Teen Nick
  • Universal Kids

* SD only

Inclusion and diversity channels available with Xfinity Premier

Why include channels focused on inclusion and diversity? Because it’s nice to be included. Premier has 27 channels that tell stories by and for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, Spanish speakers, and women. To be fair, there’s only one LGBTQ+ channel in Xfinity’s regular channel packs—but you can add the HERE TV on-demand channel for $7.99 a month.

  • AFRO
  • Aspire*
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • BET Jams
  • First Nations Experience*
  • Impact Network*
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies Network (LMN)
  • LOGO*
  • NHK*
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Oxygen
  • Primo TV*
  • Telemundo*
  • Telexitos*
  • TUDN
  • TV Azteca*
  • UniMás*
  • Univision*
  • WeTV
  • Zona Fútbol

* SD only

Xfinity Latino channels

Premier has nine Spanish-language channels—but más is better. Xfinity’s Latino channel package adds up to 60 more channels en Español (we list some of them below). For a limited time, you can get the package for $9.99 a month for the first 12 months ($16.95 a month thereafter).

  • Cine Latino
  • Cine Mexicano
  • Cine Sony
  • CNN en Español
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Deportes
  • Galavisión
  • History en Español
  • Pasiones
  • Telemundo
  • TUDN
  • Universo
  • Univision

Xfinity premium channel packages

Premium channels—drool. I mean, do you really have cable if you don’t have at least one of the top-shelf premium networks like HBO®? (That’s rhetorical, but feel free to debate that with a friend.) Here’s Xfinity’s premium-channels menu—with prices (so there are no surprises)!

  • CINEMAX ($12.00/mo.)
  • Deportes ($5.00/mo.)
  • EPIX ($5.99/mo.)
  • HBO® Max ($15.00/mo.)
  • More Sports & Entertainment with NFL RedZone ($9.99/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.)

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

Xfinity on-demand packages

Xfinity has even more ways to customize your TV plan to fit your lifestyle. Does your channel package need Jesus? Subscribe to UP Faith & Family. Is obnoxiously loud anime your jam? Tack on the Anime Network. Hungry for knowledge? Curiosity Stream should satisfy your hankerin’.

  • ACORN TV ($5.99/mo.)
  • AMC+ ($4.99/mo.)
  • Anime Network ($6.99/mo.)
  • Curiosity Stream ($2.99/mo.)
  • Disney Story Central ($4.99/mo.)
  • DOGTV ($4.99/mo.)
  • Eros Now ($12.99/mo.)
  • Filipino on Demand ($7.99/mo.)
  • FitFusion ($6.99/mo.)
  • Gaia ($9.99/mo.)
  • GAIAM ($6.99/mo)
  • Grokker ($6.99/mo.)
  • HERE TV ($7.99/mo.)
  • History Vault ($4.99/mo.)
  • HITZ ($12.00/mo.)
  • KidStream ($4.99/mo.)
  • HERE TV ($7.99/mo.)
  • Lifetime Movie Club ($3.99/mo.)
  • Pantaya ($5.99/mo.)
  • Stingray Classica ($6.99/mo.)
  • Stingray Karaoke ($6.99/mo.)
  • TumblebooksTV ($4.99/mo.)
  • UP Faith & Family ($4.99/mo.)
  • WeTV+ ($4.99/mo.)

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

Pro tip: Wanna explore channels from other Xfinity plans—or even a different provider? We’ve researched those, too.

Xfinity Starter channel lineup FAQ

What channels are included in each Xfinity package?

We’ve created channel lineup guides for Xfinity’s Starter, Preferred, and Premier packages. And here’s a general review of Xfinity TV service as a bonus.

What channel is HBO on Xfinity?

HBO (HD) is channel 1802 on Xfinity.

What channel is Paramount on Xfinity?

What channel Paramount is on Xfinity depends on where you live. To find out your local Paramount channel number on Xfinity, click here.

What channel is ABC on Xfinity?

Channel numbers for local broadcast affiliates like ABC vary with your location. Click on the link to find out your local ABC channel number on Xfinity TV service.

What channel is CBS on Xfinity?

CBS is a local broadcast affiliate, so its channel number isn’t the same for everyone. Click on the link to find out your local CBS channel number on Xfinity TV service.

What channel is NBC on Xfinity?

Channel numbers for local broadcast affiliates like NBC vary with your location. Click the link to find out your local NBC channel number on Xfinity TV service.

What channel is FOX on Xfinity?

FOX and other local broadcast affiliates have different channel numbers in different areas. Click on the link to find out your local FOX channel number on Xfinity TV service.

What channel is CNN on Xfinity?

CNN (HD) is channel 1111 on Xfinity.

What channel is FOX News on Xfinity?

FOX News (HD) is channel 1110 on Xfinity.


1. Variety, “Most-Watched Television Networks: Ranking 2019’s Winners and Losers,” December 2019. Accessed December 4, 2020.

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