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As the end of the year rolls around, many people look forward to the holiday season and the wonderful deals it brings. Of course, this also includes cable and internet packages in case you have been looking to switch to another ISP. This is the reason we have chosen to write on this topic to help you and other people find the best cable and internet deals based on your preferences and requirements.

To find the right plan, there are some things you need to look into, like the pricing, the reviews, the terms, and conditions, etc. Just because you are getting a good deal, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t check these aspects and just go ahead with the purchase or the subscription. But what do you need to check and how? Let’s take a look at what you should be looking at and how much importance it holds in the long run.

What to Look For in TV and Internet Packages?

Most of us don’t necessarily know what we want or are looking for and this is the major reason for any confusion that we may encounter when we go to buy an internet package. To add to the confusion, an internet and TV bundle is supposed to make things easier for you, however, when you go to buy one, all the information about the deals and the general terms and conditions can all be very daunting. So, let’s break down the elements of the package one by one to see what we have to work with.

Price Is Important, but Don’t Forget the Features!

Firstly, you need to set a budget. How much are you willing to pay for a good service? How much will you pay for two services paired in a bundle? Oftentimes, people misunderstand the word “bundle” and think that it means you are getting a discount. Just because two services have been paired up and are being sold together, it doesn’t mean that they will be sold at a lower rate. Unless it is guaranteed by the ISP itself, the bundle might not be a money-saving one.

Having gotten past that, even if the bundle is not a money-saving one, is it within your budget? If it is, then you’ve checked one box! The next thing after the price is to check the features of the bundle. Just because you are getting a bundle, whether money-saving or not, doesn’t mean the features are of no importance. Price is just as important as the features so, do be sure to check that.

One way to check that is by comparing the prices and features of different bundles with each other and if there is any particular plan or bundle in mind, then you should compare that against this too. Once you’ve done this, you will get a better idea of what a good internet plan is supposed to look like.

Check the Channel Lineup

Of course, you won’t know or remember the entire channel lineup of different ISPs and their plans, but you can access it online or you can even ask them for a physical list. This way, you know which ISP is offering which channels and you can always look for your favorite channels. This will help you narrow down the choice of ISP and so, this is why you should not overlook this step.

To help you out a little and move your search for a good bundle along, we have written down a list of channels offered by some of the service providers with the best bundles. Note that this isn’t the complete list, but it is only a sample of what the provider has to offer. To get the complete list, you should check the official website of the provider or ask a customer agent on the phone or in person.

Spectrum Xfinity Cox Optimum
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Fox Business Network
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Food Network
  • Galavision
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • HSN
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Jewelry TV
  • Music Choice
  • National Geographic
  • Nickelodeon
  • SYFY
  • TNT
  • The Weather Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • WE tv
  • truTV
  • A&E
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg HD
  • Bravo HD
  • CNN
  • Cartoon Network
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • Esquire
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • History HD
  • HLN
  • HSN
  • Lifetime
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • Paramount Network
  • QVC
  • Shop HQ
  • SYFY
  • The Word Network
  • TLC
  • Universal Kids
  • VH1
  • WE tv
  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN 2
  • C-SPAN 3
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cowboy Channel
  • DABL
  • Daystar
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • Food Network
  • FOX News Channel
  • FXX
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • IFC
  • Lifetime
  • MeTV
  • NBC Sports Network
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • PBS World
  • QVC
  • QVC 2
  • QVC 3
  • RetroPlex
  • ShopHQ
  • SundanceTV
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • WGN America
  • YurView
  • A&E
  • ABC
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN 2
  • C-SPAN 3
  • CNN
  • Daystar
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • Fetv
  • Food Network
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • JBS
  • Lifetime
  • MeTV
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • News Nation
  • Nickelodeon
  • QTB
  • OWN
  • PBS
  • ShopHQ
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • The Weather Channel
  • ZeeTV

Be sure to check these things prior to the purchase, so that you know what you are getting exactly.

Internet Speed

Before finalizing the purchase of any plan, it is important to check and decide on the internet speed. How much bandwidth do you want and how much should be perfect based on your lifestyle? Are you using the internet bandwidth for your work, or is it just for your studies and playtime? Do you have any smart devices and security cameras? Maybe you want to power those devices at home as well as use it for other tasks and chores.

So, based on all of this, you need to calculate the right internet speed that you need. To do this, you can either make use of multiple helpful articles on the internet or you can get an expert opinion by going to the ISP’s office and answering questions about your internet usage as best and in as detailed a manner as you can. This will help them understand and they will give you the right speed that you will need.

Take a look at the table below to find out the recommended speeds for various activities performed at home.

Online Activities Minimum Bandwidth

Streaming music

0.5 Mbps – 1 Mbps

Emailing

1 – 10 Mbps

Browsing/Surfing

1 – 10 Mbps

Video calling

1 – 8 Mbps

Xbox One (gaming)

3 Mbps

Nintendo Switch (gaming)

3 Mbps

Nintendo Wii U (gaming)

3 Mbps

PC gaming

25 Mbps

Hulu (HD, 4K video)

3 – 16 Mbps

Netflix (SD, HD, 4K video)

3 – 25 Mbps

Twitch (HD video)

4 – 6 Mbps

PlayStation 5

25 Mbps

YouTube (HD, 4K video)

5 – 20 Mbps

Disney+ (HD, 4K video)

5 – 25 Mbps

Amazon Prime Video (SD, HD video)

8 – 40 Mbps

Xbox Series X|S (gaming)

25 Mbps

Downloading large files

10 – 25 Mbps

The Best TV and Internet Services

Having looked at all of that, the next and last thing we will be looking at for this blog is the TV and internet deals that you should be shopping for this holiday season.

Provider Package Download Speed Channel Count Price

Spectrum

Spectrum Internet + TV Select

Up to 300 Mbps

(Speed is available in particular areas only. Wireless speeds vary.)

125+ channels with free HD

$109.98/mo.
For the first 12 months only. Paperless billing is required. Additional fees and taxes apply.

Cox

Cox Internet Preferred + Contour Preferred

Up to 250 Mbps

(Speed is available in particular areas only. Wireless speeds vary.)

140+ channels

$157.99/mo.
For the first 12 months with a one-year term agreement only.

Xfinity

Internet Connect More + TV Choice

Up to 200 Mbps

(Wireless speeds vary.)

10+ channels

$49.99/mo.
For the first 24 months only with no term agreement. Automatic pay and paperless billing are required. Additional fees and taxes are not included.

Internet Fast + TV Popular

Up to 400 Mbps

(Wireless speeds vary.)

125+ channels

$85/mo.
For the first 24 months with 1-year term agreement. Automatic pay and paperless billing are required. Additional fees and taxes are not included.

 

Internet Superfast + TV Ultimate

Up to 800 Mbps

(Wireless speeds vary.)

185+ channels

$110/mo.
For the first 24 months with 1-year term agreement. Automatic pay and paperless billing are required. Additional fees and taxes are not included.

Optimum

Internet 300 + Core TV

Up to 300 Mbps

(Wireless speeds vary.)

200+ channels

$115/mo.
For the first 12 months only plus taxes. Automatic pay and paperless billing are required.

Internet 500 + Select TV

Up to 500 Mbps

(Wireless speeds vary.)

340+ channels

$155/mo.
For the first 12 months only plus taxes. Automatic pay and paperless billing are required.
Note that these plans and packages vary depending on state and area.

Conclusion

So, there you have it, the best TV and internet bundles you can find for the end of this year. While we have mentioned some ISPs and their packages, there are still so many we could be missing out on. And if you happen to know some ISP that isn’t mentioned here, you know how to determine which of its packages or bundles is the best one. Just follow the steps or look at the tips shared here and you will find the perfect plan in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which ISP has the best TV and internet bundles?

Xfinity has the best TV and internet bundles, especially when it comes to pricing, decent speeds, and endless reliability. Whereas, Spectrum is the best option for those that are looking for a wider variety of channels in their TV plan and a reliable internet connection to boot. To find out more about the plans offered by Xfinity and Spectrum, contact us at 1-855-349-9328.

Who offers the best cable internet bundles?

Xfinity and Cox offer the best cheap home internet bundles and plans. You can buy standalone internet plans or pair up internet, TV, and even phone services for a reasonable price with Xfinity and Cox. To learn more about the plans and bundles, ring us at 1-855-349-9328.

Which cable internet packages are the best?

Xfinity, Spectrum, and Cox are the best cable providers in the U.S. offering the best cable internet packages along with TV and even phone services for the most part. To learn more about these plans and bundles, you just need to call us at 1-855-349-9328.