Compare XFINITY vs. Spectrum

We list plans, pricing and features so you can decide the best provider for your home.

Is XFINITY or Spectrum better for you?

At Allconnect®, we’ve done the research on XFINITY and Spectrum, so you can easily compare and choose the best cable provider for your home. Depending on what you’re looking for in your new TV and internet service, you may find one of them better fits your internet and TV needs. Check out a full comparison of Spectrum and XFINITY bundles, cable TV and internet plans to find the best services for your home.

  • Best for internet plan optionsXFINITY offers the most internet package options starting with internet plan speeds up to 25 Mbps for $19.99 per month* to plans with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps for $299.95 per month.*
  • Best for internet plans without data caps: In most areas, Spectrum internet speeds start at 100 Mbps and go up to 940 Mbps. Plus all internet plans come without a data cap.
  • Best for TV channel packages: XFINITY offers the widest range of channels and most channel package options. XFINITY’S highest channel plan has 260+ channels for $109.99 per month.*

As ranked by Reviews.com as of 8/10/18 and 08/23/18.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

XFINITY vs. Spectrum quick comparison

 Xfinity internet

  • Available in 39 states
  • Triple play bundles starting at $79.99/mo.*
  • Speeds from 25 Mbps to 2,000 Mbps
  • Channel counts from 10+ to 260+
  • DVR up to 6 shows at once
  • No contract, 1-year contract & 2-year contract plans available
  • 1 TV box included

 Spectrum internet

  • Available in 45 states
  • Triple play bundles starting at $89.97/mo.*
  • Speeds from 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps
  • Channel counts from 125+ to 200+
  • DVR up to 2 shows at once with standard DVR, up to 6 shows with Enhanced DVR
  • No contract, 1-year price guarantee with select bundles
  • Internet modem included

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

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XFINITY vs. Spectrum availability

XFINITY offers internet, TV and home phone services in select areas of 39 states. Spectrum offers internet, TV and home phone services in select areas of 41 states.

Regions where the two providers overlap include central Indiana, parts of Vermont, parts of Massachusetts, New York City, eastern Tennessee, Orlando and more.

States where they differ majorly include Texas, North Carolina, California, Florida and others. For instance, XFINITY offers internet in the Houston area while Spectrum offers services in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and other parts of Texas.

XFINITY major metro areas

Spectrum major metro areas

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XFINITY vs. Spectrum packages

XFINITY and Spectrum both offer cable internet, TV and home phone bundles. XFINITY customer service offers more ability to mix and match internet speed options with TV channel plans. However, Spectrum offers higher starting internet speeds for bundles.

XFINITY Triple Play bundle

  • Internet 150 Mbps - $49.99/mo.* standalone
  • XFINITY Digital Starter TV 140+ channels - $49.99/mo.* standalone
  • XFINITY Voice Unlimited Saver - $20/mo.* standalone
  • Internet, TV and phone - $79.99/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: $39.99/mo.*

Spectrum Triple Play bundle

  • Internet 100 Mbps - $44.99/mo.* standalone
  • Spectrum TV Select 125+ channels - $64.99/mo.* standalone
  • Spectrum Voice - $19.99/mo.* standalone
  • Internet, TV and phone - $89.97/mo.* bundled

Bundled savings: $40/mo.*

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

XFINITY offers similar bundle savings to Spectrum. However, with XFINITY’s cheapest Triple Play, you get higher internet speeds, similar phone features and more TV channels for a lower monthly cost than Spectrum’s comparable Triple Play.

What shoppers should consider in different regions

Both providers’ pricing and package options vary across the country. For instance, XFINITY offers different internet speeds for its bundles in different regions. When you combine that with the fact that XFINITY standalone internet pricing also varies across the country, potential “bundle savings” can differ across the U.S.

Customers should also consider that in certain areas, Spectrum TV Select isn’t available as a standalone service, so “bundle savings” can’t be fully calculated when comparing savings in those areas.

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XFINITY vs. Spectrum internet

Compare speed options based on lowest starting price

  Starting Price Starting speeds Fastest speeds Data caps Wi-Fi hotspots
 Xfinity internet
 $29.99/mo.*  15 Mbps  2,000 Mbps  1 TB  More than 18 million nationwide with XFINITY mobile
Spectrum internet  $44.99/mo.*  100 Mbps  940 Mbps  None  More than 250,000 nationwide

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

XFINITY and Spectrum both offer high-speed, cable internet. They have similar Wi-Fi hotspot coverage and have Wi-Fi hotspots for many of the same major metro areas, but XFINITY has a larger presence in the West, and Spectrum has a larger presence in the Midwest and Northeast.

The two providers differ most in speed and pricing consistency. XFINITY internet speed ranges a lot and they vary quite a bit by region. In some areas of the U.S., XFINITY offers starting speeds of 15 Mbps for $49.95/mo.*, but 25 Mbps for $19.99/mo.* in other areas. Spectrum offers fewer internet speed options, but has better price consistency across the country.

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XFINITY vs. Spectrum fastest internet

XFINITY currently offers the fastest internet speeds available in residential markets—the Gigabit Pro Internet plan has 2,000 Mbps. However, the high speeds are expensive. XFINITY also offers internet plans with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps for prices as low as $89.99/mo.* where available.

Spectrum started rolling out gig speeds in April 2018 when they added DOCSIS 3.1 technology to existing cable internet lines. In many areas, customers can upgrade from starting speeds of 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps for an internet enhancement fee.

XFINITY fastest internet plan

  • Gigabit Pro Internet - 2,000 Mbps
  • $299.95/mo.*
  • Fiber internet connection
  • No speed throttling

Spectrum fastest internet plan

  • Spectrum Internet GIG - 940 Mbps
  • $104.99/mo.*
  • Cable internet
  • No speed throttling

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

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XFINITY vs. Spectrum TV

As you compare cable TV providers and plans, consider the following plan features and costs:

  • Channel ranges
  • DVR options and storage
  • Premium channels
  • Equipment costs
  • Setup and installation
  • TV add-on options

Comparing these factors can help you find the best cable provider and plan for you.

 

XFINITY vs. Spectrum TV costs

XFINITY and Spectrum charge similar monthly fees and installation costs. XFINITY offers starting TV plans for much less than Spectrum. For instance, the XFINITY Digital Economy TV package offers more than 100 channels for $19.99/mo.* where available, but Spectrum TV Select offers more than 125 channels for $64.99/mo.* However, as channel counts rise, their cable TV plans become similar in pricing.

XFINITY Digital Economy Package

  • Starts at $19.99/mo.*
  • 100+ channels
  • $60 setup and installation, or free self-install kit where available
  • $1.20/mo.* TV box fee, $10/mo.* HD technology fee, if applicable
  • Up to $8/mo.* broadcast fee

Spectrum TV Select

  • Starts at $64.99/mo.*
  • 125+ channels
  • $49.99 setup and installation fee
  • $6.99/mo.* Set-Top Box fee
  • $8.85/mo.* broadcast fee

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

 

XFINITY vs. Spectrum TV channel packages

XFINITY offers more TV channel package options than Spectrum. XFINITY’s highest channel count is more than 260 channels while Spectrum’s highest count is more than 200. XFINITY also offers 5 standalone TV plans in select areas compared to Spectrum which offers 3 standalone TV plans.

XFINITY DVR & channel options

  • 10+ to 260+ channels
  • 5 channel packages available
  • 24 On Demand packs, 20 international channel add-ons & 2 premium sports options
  • Free HBOⓇ, SHOWTIMEⓇ & CINEMAXⓇ for 12 months with qualifying bundles
  • DVR 2 shows at once with basic DVR, up to 6 shows at once with X1 TV
  • Up to 100 hours of HD DVR storage
  • Local channels included

Spectrum DVR & channel options

  • 125+ channels to 200+ channels
  • 3 channel packages available
  • 2 On Demand channels, 2 entertainment channel packs & 11 international channel add-ons
  • Free HBOⓇ, SHOWTIMEⓇ & CINEMAXⓇ for 12 months with qualifying bundles
  • DVR 2 shows at once with basic DVR, up to 6 shows at once with Enhanced DVR
  • 30-100 hours of DVR storage depending on the equipment
  • Local channels included

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Unique provider services

Spectrum offers Spectrum Stream

In select areas, Spectrum offers Spectrum TV Stream. It is not a standalone service, but can be bundled with internet where available. Spectrum TV Stream offers customers more than 25 live channels including AMC, CNN, TLC, TNT, USA and more. It also offers the ability to add a premium channel pack to Spectrum TV Stream for only $15/mo.*

XFINITY offers X1 TV

XFINITY X1 TV includes a voice remote and the ability to access Netflix, Pandora and YouTube without changing TV inputs. It also includes unique insights for sports fanatics. You can get team stats, rosters, real-time analytics and more while you watch. Plus, X1 TV features content filters, parental controls and a safe Kids Zone for families.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

Spectrum offers Spectrum Stream

In select areas, Spectrum offers Spectrum TV Stream. It is not a standalone service, but can be bundled with internet where available. Spectrum TV Stream offers customers more than 25 live channels including AMC, CNN, TLC, TNT, USA and more. It also offers the ability to add a premium channel pack to Spectrum TV Stream for only $15/mo.*

XFINITY offers X1 TV

XFINITY X1 TV includes a voice remote and the ability to access Netflix, Pandora and YouTube without changing TV inputs. It also includes unique insights for sports fanatics. You can get team stats, rosters, real-time analytics and more while you watch. Plus, X1 TV features content filters, parental controls and a safe Kids Zone for families.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 8/9/18.

XFINITY vs. Spectrum customer satisfaction

In 2018, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) ranked Spectrum one point ahead of XFINITY for TV subscription services. Spectrum received a 58 out of 100 and XFINITY received a 57 out of 100. In ACSI’s internet service provider rankings, both providers received a 60 in 2018.

XFINITY has a 1.7 star rating on ConsumerAffairs while Spectrum has a 1.4 star rating.

Neither provider is known for having high customer satisfaction, and many people across the U.S. rank cable television and internet service providers as some of the lowest in customer service.

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