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Xfinity Popular TV Package

The Best Value

Popular TV is Xfinity's first big TV plan. It features over 125 channels for a reasonable price of $50/mo, all contract-free. As with all Xfinity TV plans, you also get access to their X1 DVR, which combines Popular TV's programming with any streaming plans you may already subscribe to... letting you watch ALL your favorite shows from one central location. So, no more switching between apps or accounts. This is one of the best features of Xfinity's TV ecosystem.

Popular TV
125+ channels
$50 /mo
No contract plan
Regular: $55
Includes...
  • Over 125 live channels
  • Free Cloud DVR (20 hrs)
  • Free Local Channels
  • Most of your favorite channels
  • Access to X1 DVR
  • Autopay discount available
  • Can be bundled with internet
  • Music Choice channels
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While Xfinity is known more for their internet service, the Popular TV plan is a solid bundling option for those looking for a relatively full suite of channels. It's not themed for a particular taste so should have pretty broad appeal. Some of the more popular channels included are: ESPN, Bravo, TBS, Nickelodeon and Golf Channel.

Regarding the $50/mo price, keep in mind Xfinity charges healthy "Broadcast TV" and "Regional Sports" fees on top of that price (both are baked into the plan and you can't opt out). See our TrueCost section below for the details. Even with the extra fees, the Popular package is still a good value, especially if you're already an Xfinity internet subscriber.

PERFECT FOR: folks looking for a wide variety of live channels and have at least one streaming TV account.

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See below for a complete listing of all the channels available:

Popular TV Channel Lineup

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Channel Number HD Base Channels
Base
Movie Channels
Movies
Sports Channels
Sports
Local Channels
Local
Spanish Channels
Spanish
Music Channels
Music
A&E69734
ABC10710
AFRO1623
AMC66798
Animal Planet53751
Antenna TV3821170
ASPIRE1627
BBC America162810
BET73777
Bloomberg764
BRAVO181733
C-SPAN 1961128
C-SPAN 2971129
CBS13713
Cleo TV2951624
CNBC38762
CNN759
Comedy Central55745
Comedy TV1437
Crossings TV398
CW12712
Discovery6329100
Disney51769
E! Entertainment56753
Educational Programming18
ESPN32724
ESPN233725
Estrella TV376
EWTN2331668
Family Movie Classics1088
FETV1089
Food Network60747
Fox8708
Fox News Channel39760
Fox Sports 1408731
Fox Sports 2410779
Freeform48768
FX57741
FXX401803
Galavisión29815
Game Show Network (GSN)47822
Golf Channel35
Government Access17
Great American Family4841461
Grit3831171
Hallmark Channel68793
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries500794
Headline News (HLN)41774
HGTV61746
History64758
HSN718
HSN28520300
Ideal TV1118
INSP241655
Investigation Discovery271804
ION7709
ION Mystery3921175
JBS1684
Jewelry TV1161052
Justice Central1446
Kids Street1722
Lifetime46795
LMN504796
MeTV374
Motor Trend754
MSNBC37787
MTV70782
MTV Live783
Music Choice [+]800.m
Music Choice: '70s429
Music Choice: '80s428
Music Choice: '90s427
Music Choice: Adult Alternative416
Music Choice: Alternative415
Music Choice: Blues446
Music Choice: Classic Country434
Music Choice: Classic Rock418
Music Choice: Classical Masterpieces449
Music Choice: Contemporary Christian435
Music Choice: Country Hits433
Music Choice: Dance403
Music Choice: Easy Listening448
Music Choice: Gospel411
Music Choice: Hip-Hop And R&B405
Music Choice: Hip-Hop Classics407
Music Choice: Hit List401
Music Choice: Indie404
Music Choice: Jazz445
Music Choice: Kids Only!424
Music Choice: Light Classical450
Music Choice: Love Songs420
Music Choice: Max402
Music Choice: Metal414
Music Choice: Mexicana438
Music Choice: Musica Urbana437
Music Choice: Party Favorites422
Music Choice: Pop & Country431
Music Choice: Pop Hits421
Music Choice: Pop Latino436
Music Choice: R&B Classics409
Music Choice: R&B Soul410
Music Choice: Rap406
Music Choice: Reggae412
Music Choice: Rock413
Music Choice: Rock Hits417
Music Choice: Romances440
Music Choice: Singers & Swing447
Music Choice: Smooth Jazz444
Music Choice: Soft Rock419
Music Choice: Solid Gold Oldies430
Music Choice: Sounds of the Seasons441
Music Choice: Soundscapes443
Music Choice: Stage & Screen442
Music Choice: Teen Beats423
Music Choice: Throwback Jamz408
Music Choice: Today's Country432
Music Choice: Toddler Tunes425
Music Choice: Tropicales439
Music Choice: Y2K426
MyNetworkTV4704
National Geographic273757
NBC7031003
NBC Sports Bay Area36720
NBC Sports Boston48852
NBC Sports California34721
NBC Sports Chicago37200
NBC Sports Philadelphia62847
Newsmax1115
NewsNation717
Nickelodeon50767
OWN220820
Oxygen True Crime165773
PBS6
PBS Kids387
Primo TV1721
PTL TV86
Pursuit Channel334
QVC9719
QVC 2797
QVC 3821
Recipe TV1483
Revolt1637
Root Sports Northwest30627
Shop LC100
ShopHQ1641027
SonLife Broadcasting103
Syfy54736
TBN2301661
TBS735
Telemundo714
Tennis Channel411786
The Grio1636
TLC62752
TNT44737
Travel Channel67755
True Crime Network3711174
TruTV30748
TV Land521426
TV One483740
UniMás23711
Universal Kids119770
Univision668
UPtv482814
USA Network45738
VH171781
WE tv502791
Weather Channel (TWC)22776
Last updated: 2/11/24
Channel numbers are based on Xfinity's California feed (they'll be different in other areas)

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  • Popular TV package for as low as $50/mo
  • Over 125 live TV channels
  • X1 DVR (latest receiver) included free
  • All local channels included
  • Qualifies you for bundling deals with internet/phone
  • Note: This is XFINITY's best offer since Nov 2020
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TrueCost: Popular TV Plan

With most cable and internet providers, you'll need to pay at least one fee on top of the advertised rate. At least one of those fees is typically mandated by local or state government. Other fees can include any of the following: premium channel fee, regional sports fee, local channel fee, etc. Some are (intentionally) more hidden than others before your first bill.

With Xfinity, your bill is increased by two fees: Broadcast TV (access to local channels) and a Regional Sports fee (potential access to one of the 6 local NBC Sports channels). Both are mandatory for all customers - you can't opt out. The Broadcast TV fee is typically $8/mo and lets you watch all the local channels in your area. For most, its a worthwhile trade-off.

The Regional Sports Fee is a bit more iffy. If you're in one of the NBC Sports territories (SF Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, SoCal), it's great to be able to watch your local team's NFL, MLB or NBA games. If you're not or could care less who hitting .350, It'd sure be nice to be able to remove the fee. Xfinity's perspective is they're spreading the cost across all subscribers, basically decreasing the cost per person.

With regard to discounts, you can save $10/mo if you sign up for Auto-pay and paperless billing. Definitely sign-up if you can. Here's the full cost breakdown:

Category
Up front
Monthly
Plan
Popular TV
$60
Installation
almost always free
-
Deal(s)
auto-pay discount
-$10
Residential Taxes
government fees (varies)
$5.67
Broadcast TV Fee
local channels
$27.15
Regional Sports Fee
local sports channels
$12.35
DVR
X1 DVR (1 TV)
$9
TOTALS
$0
$104.17

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a smaller/cheaper plan than Popular TV?

Yes. Xfinity also has a stripped down plan called Choice+ (30 channels for $40/mo). It has quite a few less channels than Popular TV so it really only works for folks that just need the basics.

Can I bundle Popular TV with internet?

Yes, and Xfinity will certainly reward you with discounts if you bundle Popular TV with internet and/or phone. Chances are Xfinity is your best option for internet so it's usually in your best interest to get both TV and internet and save upwards of 20% per month.

I already have Roku or Apple TV. Do I still need the X1 DVR?

In most cases, the X1 will make your life a lot easier. It'll let you combine all your streaming accounts with Popular TV. So, all from the same guide, you can search for shows, actors, themes, etc.

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