XFINITY Instant TV – Live TV Streaming Service Review


XFINITY Instant TV is a live TV streaming service which includes locals for $18/month, plus a $10/month Internet gateway rental fee.

You can add “Sports & News” channels for $30, “Entertainment” channels for $15, and “Kids & Family” channels for $10.

$18 XFINITY Instant TV

  • 10 Channels
  • Local Channels
    • ABC
    • CBS
    • Fox
    • NBC
  • Sports Channels
    • -


⚫︎ Cloud DVR

20 hours

⚫︎ 2 Device Streams

Watch on up to 2 devices at the same time.

⚫︎ On Demand

Most channels have on demand content.

⚫︎ TV Everywhere Apps

App logins provided for some apps.

⚪︎ No Parental Controls

Does not have any parental controls.

Optional Add-Ons

Sports & News




Kids & Family






30-Day Free Trial

XFINITY Instant TV offers a 30-day free trial. Your subscription is month-to-month and you can cancel at any time.


We researched XFINITY Instant TV and reviewed six other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. XFINITY Instant TV is compatible with Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch mobile devices, Roku, and from your computer’s browser.


20 hours Cloud DVR

XFINITY Instant TV has 20 hours of DVR storage.

streams Simultaneous Viewing

This service allows for two simultaneous streams.

Many apps TV Everywhere

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

All TV Everywhere Apps

Mind the Kids No Parental Controls

There are no parental controls for XFINITY Instant TV. Only Hulu and Sling have parental controls.

Devices and Apps

TV App

XFINITY Instant TV is only available on Roku. You currently can’t use it on Apple TV, Fire TV, or Chromecast.

TV Devices

  • Roku
    • Roku Streaming Stick
    • Roku 2, 3, 4
    • Roku Premiere
    • Roku Premiere+
    • Roku Ultra

Phones & Tablets

  • Android 4.1 or newer
  • iOS 9.0 or newer
    • iPad 2 or newer
    • iPhone 4s or newer
    • iPod Touch (5th gen) or newer


  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari


Local Channels

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

“XFINITY Instant TV”
ABC ⚫︎
CBS ⚫︎
The CW ⚫︎
Fox ⚫︎
NBC ⚫︎
Telemundo ⚫︎
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 21 of the top 35 cable channels as part of their $15 Entertainment add-on and an additional six as part of their $10 Kids & Family 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.

“XFINITY Instant TV”
A&E $15
AMC $15
Animal Planet $15
BET $15
Bravo $15
Cartoon Network $10
CNN $30
Comedy Central $15
Discovery $15
Disney Channel $10
E! $15
ESPN $30
Food Network $15
Fox News $30
Fox Sports 1 $30
Freeform $10
FX $15
FXX $15
Hallmark $15
HGTV $15
History $15
Investigation Discovery ⚪︎
Lifetime $15
MTV $10
Nickelodeon $10
OWN $15
Spike ⚪︎
Syfy $15
TBS $15
TLC $10
TNT $15
truTV ⚪︎
USA Network $15
VH1 $15

View the XFINITY Instant TV full channel lineup for a list of all channels.

Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

XFINITY Instant TV includes national sports channels, such as ESPN, FS1, and NBCSN as part of their Sports Add-On, but you will need to add their Entertainment Add-On for TBS and TNT.

“XFINITY Instant TV”
ESPN $30
ESPN2 $30
Fox Sports 1 $30
Fox Sports 2 ⚪︎
NBC Sports Network $30
TBS $15
TNT $15

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

XFINITY Instant TV gives access to regional sports networks (RSNs) as part of their $30 Sports Add-on.

Pro Sports

NFL Network is the only professional sports league channel available on XFINITY Instant TV.

“XFINITY Instant TV”
MLB Network ⚪︎
NFL Network $30
NFL RedZone ⚪︎
NHL Network ⚪︎

College Sports

ESPNU is the only college sports channel available on XFINITY Instant TV.

“XFINITY Instant TV”
ACC Network Extra ⚪︎
Big Ten Network ⚪︎
CBS Sports Network ⚪︎
Fox College Sports ⚪︎
Longhorn Network ⚪︎
Pac-12 Network ⚪︎
SEC Network ⚪︎

Other Sports Channels

ESPNEWS and Golf Channel are available on XFINITY Instant TV.

“XFINITY Instant TV”
beIN Sports ⚪︎
Eleven Sports ⚪︎
Fox Soccer Plus ⚪︎
Golf Channel $30
Olympic Channel ⚪︎
Tennis Channel ⚪︎

Premium Channels

You can add HBO $15 or Starz $12 to your XFINITY Instant TV account.

“XFINITY Instant TV”
Cinemax ⚪︎
HBO $15
Showtime ⚪︎
Starz $12