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XFINITY Instant TV Review



Features

20 hours Cloud DVR

XFINITY Instant TV has 20 hours DVR storage.

Up to 2 Devices

XFINITY Instant TV allows you to stream on up to 2 devices simultaneously.

TV Everywhere Apps

Similar to traditional cable and satellite subscriptions, XFINITY Instant TV includes “TV Everywhere” logins for many channels it offers.

On Demand

There is a variety of on demand content to stream within the XFINITY Instant TV app.

No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for XFINITY Instant TV.

Only AT&T TV NOW, Hulu Live TV and Sling TV have parental control features.

XFINITY Instant TV
US$18 xfinity.com
30-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

XFINITY Instant TV is compatible with these devices:

XFINITY Instant TV is not compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Samsung Smart TV, VIZIO Smart TV or LG Smart TV.

  • Roku
  • iPhone/iPad
    iOS 9+
  • Android Phone/Tablet
    4.1+
  • Web Browsers

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV
XFINITY Instant TV
US$18 xfinity.com
30-Day Free Trial

Channels

Local Channels

XFINITY Instant TV offers local channels, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, The CW and Univision.

To see the live local channels available in your area, check the XFINITY Instant TV Channel Lookup tool.


Top Cable Channels

XFINITY Instant TV doesn’t offer any top cable channels as part of their base plan.

You get 19 cable of the top 35 cable channels as part of their Entertainment (US$15) add-on and an additional 7 channels as part of their Kids & Family (US$10) add-on.

The top 35 cable channels are listed below. For a list of all channels, look at XFINITY Instant TV’s full channel lineup.


Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

XFINITY Instant TV’s Sports & News (US$36.5) add-on includes national sports channels, such as ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network.

You will need to add their Entertainment (US$15) add-on for TBS AND TNT.

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

XFINITY Instant TV gives access to regional sports networks (RSNs) as part of their Sports & News (US$36.5) add-on.

RSNs in Other Markets

Pro Sports

XFINITY Instant TV’s Entertainment (US$15) add-on only includes NFL Network.

College Sports

XFINITY Instant TV’s Entertainment (US$15) add-on only includes ESPNU.

Other Sports Channels

XFINITY Instant TV’s Entertainment (US$15) add-on includes ESPNEWS AND Golf Channel.


Premium Channels

You can add HBO (US$15), Cinemax (US$12), Starz (US$12), and EPIX (US$6) to your XFINITY Instant TV account.


Add-Ons

XFINITY Instant TV
US$18 xfinity.com
30-Day Free Trial

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does XFINITY Instant TV cost?

XFINITY Instant TV is available starting at US$18 / month. See the full list: XFINITY Instant TV Pricing & Plans

Does XFINITY Instant TV have a free trial?

Yes, XFINITY Instant TV has a 30-Day Free Trial.

Does XFINITY Instant TV have a DVR?

XFINITY Instant TV includes 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage.

What channels are on XFINITY Instant TV?

XFINITY Instant TV includes 10 channels including No top cable channels. See the full list: XFINITY Instant TV Channels.

How many streams are allowed at once on XFINITY Instant TV?

XFINITY Instant TV allows up to 2 devices at the same time. See more details: XFINITY Instant TV Simultaneous Streams

Does XFINITY Instant TV have local channels?

XFINITY Instant TV includes ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Telemundo, The CW and Univision in most, but not all markets. See the full list: XFINITY Instant TV Local Channels.

Does XFINITY Instant TV have live sports?

XFINITY Instant TV includes live sports from No Channels. See the full list: XFINITY Instant TV Sports Channels.

Does XFINITY Instant TV offer premium channels?

XFINITY Instant TV offers premium channels like Cinemax, EPIX, HBO and Starz for an additional fee. See the full list: XFINITY Instant TV Premium Channels.

Does XFINITY Instant TV offer on demand content?

XFINITY Instant TV includes on demand content from most of the channels they offer. Unlike content on your DVR, you won’t be able to skip ads.

Does XFINITY Instant TV support TV Everywhere apps?

You cannot access TV Everywhere apps with XFINITY Instant TV.

Does XFINITY Instant TV have a TV Guide?

XFINITY Instant TV includes a TV Guide similar to what you would get with your cable or satellite set-top box.

Does XFINITY Instant TV have ads?

XFINITY Instant TV includes ads during live viewing of shows, as well on all on-demand content. You can skip ads when you watch shows recorded to your DVR.

Does XFINITY Instant TV offer 4K streaming?

XFINITY Instant TV does not include 4K content as part of the service.

Does XFINITY Instant TV offer Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound?

XFINITY Instant TV does not include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound as part of the service.