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Best Xfinity TV Packages 2022
Find out which Xfinity TV plan is best for you and your family
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.
- : Best for basic, popular channels
- : Best for one-of-a-kind channels
These Xfinity deals should put a twinkle in your eye if you're searching for a new internet or cable TV plan:
- Northeastern US: Get a $200 Visa prepaid card with the Gigabit plan—or pair your Blast! or Gigabit plan with Xfinity Mobile to save $30 a month.*
- Central US: Save $30/mo. with the Superfast internet plan + Xfinity Mobile.**
- Western US: Save $10/mo. on the Connect plan or $30/mo. on the Fast plan with Xfinity Mobile, plus get a $100 Visa prepaid card with your order.†
Ready? See the Xfinity TV, internet, and mobile deals in your area.
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
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.
- Animal Planet
- BBC America
- Bloomberg Television
- Cartoon Network
- Disney Channel
- Food Network
- Fox News
- Game Show Network
- Hallmark Channel
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?
TV channel count
|Popular TV||$49.99*||125+||View Plans|
|Spectrum TV® Select||$44.99/mo for 12 mos.†||125+||View Plans|
|Spectrum TV® Silver||$74.99/mo for 12 mos.†||175+||View Plans|
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:
- 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.
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
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
- MLB Network
- NBA TV
- NFL Network
- NHL Network
- Olympic Channel
- Outdoor Channel
- SEC Network
- Sportsman Channel
- 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:
- Cooking Channel
- Discovery Family
- Disney Jr.
- Disney XD
- DIY Network
- FX Movie Channel
- Hallmark Drama
- Nat Geo Wild
- Nick Jr.
- Paramount Pictures
- Sundance TV
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:
- Cartoon Network
- Disney Channel
- Food Network
- Hallmark Channel
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.
First TV box
Additional TV box
HD technology 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?
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’).
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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