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Xfinity TV Service Pricing and Deals
Over 18 million TV subscribers currently have Xfinity TV in their homes, making Comcast Xfinity one of the most trusted TV providers in the industry. It’s also the most widely available cable TV provider in the US, meaning it’s available to most Americans.
Let’s find out if you’ll want to be a member of that group. (But you’re still one-of-a-kind, don’t worry.)
We’re going to get into the details of Xfinity’s pricing and deals to find the right plan for your family and home.
Comcast Xfinity prices and plans
Xfinity TV has pricing and plans for three different regions of the US–West, Central, and Northeast.
In each region, Xfinity offers at least two TV options to fit each family’s budget and channel needs.
So if you just want the main popular channels, like Disney Channel, HGTV, and ESPN, there’s an inexpensive plan for you. Or if you’d like as many channels as possible because you want all of the sports and movie channels, you have that option too.
Keep in mind, all of Xfinity’s plans come with a 1-year contract and your pricing will increase in year two. Scroll down past the tables to find out how much you’ll need to budget.
|Choice TV||$20/mo.†||10+||View Plans|
|Popular TV||$60/mo.‡||125+||View Plans|
|Ultimate TV||$80/mo.‡||185+||View Plans|
|Choice TV||$25/mo.†||10+||View Plan|
|Popular TV||$60/mo.*||125+||View Plans|
|Ultimate TV||$80/mo.*||185+||View Plans|
Xfinity covers a big portion of the northeast region and at least three of these plans above will be available in your area. So, basically, pricing will depend on where you live.
Xfinity TV prices after one year of service
After your 1-year contract expires with Xfinity, your monthly pricing will go up by $20–$30.
Honestly, that’s still not too bad for a service that is trusted and widely available across the US. (Just make sure it still fits your budget with the addition of the fees Xfinity might charge you.)
By comparison, our second favorite cable TV provider, Spectrum TV, doesn’t require you to sign a contract, but your bill goes up by $25–$35 during your second year.
As an example of what you’ll need to prepare for with Xfinity, we’ve laid out the second-year pricing for the West region in the table below.
Where is Comcast Xfinity available?
Xfinity TV is the most widely available cable TV provider in the US, meaning it’s available to most Americans (like a Popeyes fast food restaurant, if you will).
As the largest cable company in the country, it’s available in 40 states providing TV, internet, and phone services.
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How much are Xfinity TV’s bundles?
Xfinity offers many bundling options for TV, internet, and a landline at different prices.
You can make the bundle your own by choosing channel count, download speeds, and if you still love your rotary dial telephone, you can add in a phone service.
If you need help choosing a download speed, our internet expert Catherine McNally goes into detail on how to choose the right Xfinity bundle for your home. Catherine says 40–100 Mbps is sufficient for 1–2 people. Grab a bundle with 75–300 Mbps if there are 3–4 people in your home, or you’ll want 500+ Mbps if you’re a family of 4 or more.
Xfinity offers at least seven different bundles for you to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down our top five for each region in the tables below.
|Connect Internet + Choice TV||$50/mo.^||10+||Up to 75 Mbps||View Plan|
|Fast Internet + Popular TV||$85/mo.°||125+||Up to 400 Mbps||View Plan|
|Superfast Internet + Ultimate TV||$110/mo.°||185+||Up to 800 Mbps||View Plan|
|Gigabit Extra Internet + Ultimate TV||$125/mo.°||185+||Up to 1200 Mbps||View Plan|
|Choice Latino Double Play||$49.99/mo.||60+||Up to 100 Mbps||View Plan|
|Connect Internet + Choice TV||$39/mo.**||10+||75 Mbps||View Plans|
|Connect Internet + Popular TV||$80/mo.††||125+||75 Mbps||View Plans|
|Super Fast Internet + Popular TV||$115/mo.††||125+||800 Mbps||View Plans|
|Super Fast Internet + Ultimate TV||$135/mo.††||185+||800 Mbps||View Plans|
|Gigabit Extra Internet + Ultimate TV + Xfinity Voice||$160/mo.‡‡||185+||1200 Mbps||View Plans|
|Fast Internet + Popular TV||$90/mo.^^||125+||Up to 400 Mbps||View Plans|
|Superfast Internet + Ultimate TV||$120/mo.°°||185+||Up to 800 Mbps||View Plans|
|Gigabit Extra Internet + Ultimate TV||$140/mo.°°||185+||Up to 1200 Mbps||View Plans|
|Superfast Internet + Ultimate TV + Xfinity Voice||$130/mo.°°||185+||Up to 800 Mbps||View Plans|
|Gigabit Extra Internet + Ultimate TV + Xfinity Voice||$150/mo.°°||185+||Up to 1200 Mbps||View Plans|
Xfinity TV equipment and fees
Here’s the biggest downside to Xfinity: this cable TV service has the most expensive list of fees in the TV industry.
Some of Xfinity’s fees are typical with most TV providers, like the DVR service and set-top boxes.
But what we really don’t like is how high the broadcast and regional sports fees have become. These fees pay for your local and sports channels, and what’s the point in a TV service without those?
We can’t fault Xfinity for these newly increased fees though, and they’re not the only TV company suffering to keep their prices down for its consumers.
TV companies have had to increase their prices because of rising programming costs–especially for—you guessed it—broadcast TV and sports.
|TV boxes||$7.50/mo. each|
|Broadcast TV fee||Up to $24.95/mo.|
|Regional sports fee||Up to $19.15/mo.|
How does Xfinity TV compare to Spectrum TV, Verizon Fios TV, and others?
Comparing Xfinity TV to competitors can get tricky because each provider has its ups and downs or its own specific purpose.
We’ll give you a quick overview of how Xfinity TV compares to our other top cable TV providers:
- Spectrum TV: Spectrum TV doesn’t require a contract like Xfinity does. Spectrum’s pricing does increase for year two similar to Xfinity, but you’ll be paying about $5–$15 more for your service with Spectrum.
- Verizon Fios TV: Now, Verizon Fios TV would be our number one choice if it weren’t available in less than 10 states (while Xfinity is available in 40). Verizon Fios offers up to 425 channels with an average of 35 cents per channel. Xfinity’s comes in at about 36 cents for your first year and 52 cents your second.
- Optimum TV: This cable TV provider is a great choice if you live in one of the three East Coast states or select cities it’s available. We like that Optimum has the option to order an inexpensive package at $35/month for 50 channels.
- Cox TV: One feature Cox has that no other TV provider offers is the choice to bundle home security with your TV, internet, and landline. Unfortunately though, Cox requires you to sign a 2-year contract and its pricing is on the higher end.
|Xfinity TV||$20-$68.5***||10-185||View Plans|
|Spectrum TV||$24.99-$59.99†††||65-150||View Plans|
|Verizon Fios TV||$60-$119‡‡‡||60-425||View Plans|
|Optimum Cable TV||$35-$125||50-420||View Plans|
|Cox TV||$56-$146^^^||75-250||View Plans|
In comparison to live TV streaming providers, you’ll be paying a lot less but you won’t get as many channels.
Another upside is that live TV streaming services don’t require you to pay any fees. Rather, they give you the option to pay $5–$10 for a bigger DVR storage or more simultaneous streams (in case you’d like to share your service with five other family members).
Take a look at our top live TV streaming services.
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