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Xfinity Channel Lineup: Starter

Price for TV plans: $19.99–$299.95

Channels: 184

Popular channels included: ESPN, History, TBS, TNT, USA

Starter is Xfinity’s mid-tier package after Basic. You don’t want basic cable, so we’re ignoring that package. As of now, we count 184 total channels in Starter. And 44–59 bonus channels is a big plus, amirite?

For more details, check out the Starter channel table below and the on-demand, premium, and Latino add-on packs that follow.

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  • Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel
  • No available channels for this category.

Popular channels available with Xfinity Starter

Xfinity’s Starter package has all of the top 30 most popular channels1—and 25 of them are high-definition (HD) channels.

(Pssssst! Adult Swim airs at night on Cartoon Network, but Variety1 ranks the channels separately. Xfinity advertises only Cartoon Network, so you won’t see Adult Swim on the channel lineup table. It’s totally there, though.)

Top 30 Most-Watched Channels of 20191

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC
  • FOX
  • Fox News
  • ESPN
  • MSNBC
  • ION*
  • HGTV
  • Univision*
  • Hallmark Channel
  • USA Network
  • Telemundo*
  • HISTORY
  • 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 Starter

Starter has 12 sports channels, most of them in HD, covering all the sportsball bases—plus sports cars and sports guns. Want specifics? Here, take ‘em:

  • AT&T Sports Networks
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FOX Sports 1 (FS1)
  • MOTOR TREND
  • NBA TV
  • NBCSN
  • NFL Network
  • Olympic Channel*
  • Pac-12 Network*
  • SEC Network
  • Stadium*
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Golf Channel
  • The Sportsman Channel

* SD only

Educational and kids’ channels available with Xfinity Starter

Starter has 12 sports channels, most of them in HD, covering all the sportsball bases—plus sports cars and sports guns. Want specifics? Here, take ‘em:

  • Animal Planet
  • Cartoon Network
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • Nat GEO
  • Nick Too
  • Nickelodeon
  • PBS*
  • Primo TV*
  • Smithsonian Network*
  • Teen Nick
  • Universal Kids

* SD only

Inclusion and diversity channels available with Xfinity Starter

Starter includes a total of 13 channels focused on stories from and for black, latinx (Spanish-speaking), and indigenous people. (Xfinity carries the LGBTQ+ network LOGO, but not in this package.) Among these, 9 are HD channels, so you can see your beautiful self reflected in glorious high-definition.

  • Aspire*
  • BET
  • First Nations Experience*
  • Impact Network*
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies Network (LMN)
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)*
  • Primo TV
  • Telemundo*
  • Telexitos*
  • TV Azteca*
  • UniMás*
  • Univision*

* SD only

Xfinity Latino channels

Órale! Although Xfinity already includes 7 Spanish-language channels in Starter, you get can más channels (up to 60) with Xfinity’s Latino channel bundle. It’s usually $16.95 a month, but you can get it for $9.99 per month for the first year.

  • 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

If you want the best movies and sporting events, you have to spring for premium channels.

Here’s Xfinity’s menu of premium channel add-ons. I’ll give you a few minutes to decide. And yes, I’ll bring more bread when I return. And water.

  • 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

Customization rules. Xfinity has nearly two dozen special interest, on-demand packages to help make your channel package more . . . yours.

  • 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.)
  • EROSNOW ($12.99/mo.)
  • Filipino on Demand ($7.99/mo.)
  • FitFusion ($6.99/mo.)
  • Pantaya ($5.99/mo.)
  • Stingray Classica ($6.99/mo.)
  • Stingray Karaoke ($6.99/mo.)
  • TumblebooksTV ($4.99/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.)
  • 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.

Xfinity Starter channel lineup FAQ

What’s the difference between Xfinity Digital Starter and Starter TV packages?

Xfinity Digital Starter is the no-term agreement version of Xfinity Starter. Digital Starter, and Xfinity’s other no-term agreement plans, typically cost around 33% more than their 12-month agreement counterparts—but sometimes freedom is worth it.

Is Disney+ on Xfinity?

Disney+ isn’t on Xfinity because it’s a streaming service, not a channel. But you can subscribe to Disney+ separately for $5.99 a month. Or check out the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN+ bundle ($12.99 a month) and really beef up your on-demand library.

What is Xfinity Flex?

Flex is Xfinity’s streaming device and service combo. It’s free to Xfinity internet customers who don’t have an Xfinity TV package. Flex collects loads of streaming apps in one place for maximum convenience:

Free livestreaming and on-demand movie, music, and TV apps like Pandora, Pluto, Spotify, Tubi, Xumo, YouTube, and more
Paid subscription apps, including Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, HBO® Max, Hulu, Netflix, and more
Thousands of on-demand titles from Xfinity
Free Peacock Premium

To learn more about Flex, check out our Xfinity Flex review.

What channels are included in basic cable from Comcast/Xfinity?

We don’t recommend Xfinity’s basic cable packages. There’s just no good reason to pay monthly for your local channels and subchannels since you can get them with an easy-to-install over-the-air (OTA) antenna for a one-time payment of $20–$50). We recommend the Mohu Leaf Plus.

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.

What channel is HBO on Xfinity?

HBO (HD) is channel 1802 on Xfinity.

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

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