Best Xfinity TV Packages 2022

Find out which Xfinity TV plan is best for you and your family

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Plan
TV channel count
Price
Details
Popular TV125+$49.99*
Ultimate TV185+$59.99*
Data effective 12/13/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.
Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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Published on February 18, 2021
4 min read

Xfinity TV is one of the top cable TV providers on the market because it offers two decently-priced packages, and each package comes with the popular channels we all enjoy. Xfinity is also widely available across the US.

We’ll go over all of the details so you leave here knowing exactly which package is perfect for you.



Quick comparison of Xfinity TV’s packages
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$49.99*125+
Ultimate TV$59.99*185+
Data effective 12/13/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.
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Data effective 12/10/2021. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
*Offer ends 1/10/2021. Limited time offer. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. New residential customers only. Limited to Blast! and Gigabit. Offer requires enrollment in both automatic payments and paperless billing. Must enroll within 30 days of placing the order. Cards issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa® U.S.A. Inc. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
**Offer ends 01/10/2022. Limited time offer. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. New residential customers only. Limited to Superfast. Paperless Billing and Automatic Payments with bank account required, otherwise monthly service charge automatically increases by $10 (or $5 if enrolling with credit or debit card information). Discount will appear on statement within 45 days of enrollment. 1-year minimum term contract required.
†Offer ends 01/10/2022. Limited time offer. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. New residential customers only. Limited to Connect. Paperless Billing and Automatic Payments required. Discount will appear on statement within 45 days of enrollment. 1-year minimum term contract required. Cards issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa® U.S.A. Inc. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

Xfinity’s Popular TV plan

This plan is best for those who want all of the popular channels for a decent price
How much are the Popular TV and Ultimate TV plans?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$49.99*125+
Data effective 12/13/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

What do we like about the Popular TV plan?

  • You’ll get most, if not all, of the popular channels
  • Compared to other cable TV providers, the pricing is fair

You’ll get a nice variety of channels with this TV provider

With the Popular TV plan, you’ll get channels that you, your spouse, your teenager, and your grandchildren will love.

You’ll get the complete package with channels for local news, international news, entertainment, reality, lifestyle, and kids.

  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  •  Bloomberg Television
  • CBS
  • CNN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNBC
  • C-SPAN
  • Disney Channel
  • Food Network
  • Fox News
  • FX
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HISTORY
  • HGTV
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • NBC
  • FOX
  • Telemundo
  • PBS
  • Univision

Xfinity TV’s pricing is better or the same as other cable TV providers

Compared to the other top cable TV providers, Xfinity is pretty on-par. But, let us highlight why Xfinity is the number one cable TV provider–it’s more widely available. Now let’s get into the pricing.

Xfinity’s entry-level package is $50 per month for 140 channels. How does it stack up against its competitors?

How much are entry-level cable TV packages?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$49.99*125+
Spectrum TV® Select$44.99/mo for 12 mos.125+
Spectrum TV® Silver$74.99/mo for 12 mos.175+
Data effective 12/02/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.
For the first 12 months.

What we’re not excited about the Popular TV plan

  • Sports channels are fewer and farther between
  • You’ll have to upgrade to get the finest movie channels

You’ll only get eight sports channels

In a TV world where sports are king, Xfinity isn’t supplying. Eight sports channels just don’t usually cut it. Not only do you need your ESPN, but you do need your NFL Network and SEC or Big Ten Network.

Yes, it’s great that these starter packages have PAC-12 Network, Tennis Channel, and Golf Channel, but if we want to watch sports on TV, we want to watch it all.

But hey, if you’re not a sports fiend and like to check in on your favorite teams here and there, these sports channels have got you covered!

With the Popular TV plan, you’ll get the following sports channels:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FS1
  • Stadium
  • NBC Sports Network
  • PAC-12 Network
  • Tennis Channel
  • Golf Channel

These entry-level packages won’t have the popular movie channels

If you consider yourself a movie buff, you might want to upgrade to the Ultimate TV package.

In the Ultimate TV package, you’ll get the FX Movie Channel, Paramount Pictures, and IFC channels.

But if you feel like you get enough movie choices through your Netflix or Hulu subscriptions, you can do without them.

What are the Popular TV packages' pros and cons?

  • Good: Xfinity’s starter package is complete with all of the popular channels you’ll ever need.
  • Bad: Well, we guess it’s not that complete, especially for the sports fans. Upgrade to the Ultimate TV package if you agree that eight sports channels are a bit scarce.
  • Full review: If you want more information about the DVR, check out our full review of Xfinity TV.

Xfinity’s Ultimate TV plans

This plan is best for those who want the most sports and movie channels
How much is the Ultimate TV plan?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Ultimate TV$59.99*185+
Data effective 12/13/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

What do we like about the Ultimate TV plan?

  • This plan has 14 sports channels instead of eight
  • You’ll get the Cooking Channel, Disney Jr., and FX Movie Channel

You’ll get six more sports channels, but you’ll also lose some

The best part about the Ultimate TV plan is that you get the major sports networks straight to your TV. These are the plans you need if you’re a Los Angeles Rams, Lakers, and Dodgers fan, for example.

Now the bad part: this plan doesn't come with ESPN, ESPN2, and NBC Sports Network (what?). Who does Xfinity think they are?

With the Ultimate TV plan, you’ll get the following sports channels:

  • CBS Sports Network
  • ESPNews
  • ESPNU
  • FS2
  • MLB Network
  • NBA TV
  • NFL Network
  • NHL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • Outdoor Channel
  • SEC Network
  • Sportsman Channel
  • TUDN
  • Zona Futbol

Enjoy the one-of-a-kind entertainment and movie channels

When you upgrade to Xfinity’s second-tier plan, you’ll get more movie channels, along with kids, entertainment, and lifestyle channels that you can’t usually get with an entry-level package.

So if you love Carnival Eats, K’s Exotic Animal ER, or The Riveras, you’ll want a more robust plan.

With the Ultimate TV plan, you’ll get the following channels:

  • BabyFirst
  • Cooking Channel
  • Discovery Family
  • Disney Jr.
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network
  • FX Movie Channel
  • Hallmark Drama
  • IFC
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Newsy
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Sundance TV
  • Universo

What don’t we like about the Utlimate TV plan?

  • Surprisingly, you’ll lose a lot of popular channels when upgrading to this plan
  • Xfinity has quite a few fees, so budget accordingly

We say just stick with the Popular TV plan

Unless you really want NFL Network or Paramount Pictures channels, you’ll want to stick with the Popular TV plan. Trust us when we say you’ll get more for your money.

Xfinity has the audacity to take these channels out of its Ultimate TV plan’s lineup:

  • ABC
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • FS1
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • NBC
  • Nickelodeon
  • Telemundo

Because of the fees, you’ll be spending over $120 for the Ultimate TV plan

Every cable and satellite TV provider has fees, but Xfinity seems to have quite a few.

How much do Xfinity’s fees cost?
Fee
Monthly price

First TV box

$7.50/mo.

Additional TV box

$9.95/mo.

HD technology fee

$10.00/mo.

DVR fee

$0-$20.00/mo.

Broadcast fee

Up to $24.95/mo.

Regional sports fee

Up to $19.15/mo.

So, if you need a TV box ($7.50/month), an additional TV box for the TV room downstairs ($10/month), HD channels ($10/month), DVR storage ($15/month), news channels ($15/month), and sports channels ($19/month) … you’ll be spending over $70 per month in fees.

Although we touch on how expensive it can get, no other cable TV provider gives you 220+ channels at a starting price of $60–$90 per month.

If you’d like to spend less than $50, we recommend Sling TV, but it only gives you 50 channels for $45 per month.

What are the Ultimate TV package's pros and cons?

  • Good: You’ll get more sports and movie channels.
  • Bad: You’ll be missing out on some key channels, so check out the full channel lineup to see if it’s the right one for you.
  • Full review: Check out our full review of Xfinity TV for more information on the DVR and set-top box.

Recap: Which Xfinity TV package is best?

We’ll come outright and say the Ultimate TV package will give you the most for your money. The upgrade to Ultimate TV isn’t worth it.

The Popular TV package gives you 140 popular channels (with a few Music Choice channels) that everyone in the family will absolutely enjoy. But if you’re looking to get cable solely for sports, we’re sorry to say you won’t get your NFL Network, MLB Network, or NBA TV channels.

If you upgrade to Ultimate TV, you will get these major sports channels. But you won’t get a lot of other popular channels, and we know you want to avoid a confrontation with the family because you chose NFL Total Access instead of the channels that keep the kids entertained while you’re working. (Just sayin’).

How much are Xfinity TV’s packages?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$49.99*125+
Ultimate TV$59.99*185+
Data effective 12/13/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

What do you think?

Which Xfinity TV package do you think is the best, and why? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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