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The dynamics of the correlation between traditional pay-tv services, whether Cable or Satellite, and streaming TV, whether live or on demand, is constantly evolving to say the least.

While the cost of pay-tv subscription has been one of the major drivers tilting the balance in favor of streaming TV, statistics show the hike in pay-tv prices is slowing down?partly due to the rise in cord-cutting and the more recent technological advancements. Moreover, with as many as 300 streaming services available in the US today, consumers are beginning to voice frustration with the fact they require one too many OTT subscriptions in order to watch what they want. Not a surprise therefore when the Business Insider tells us the average streaming U.S. household subscribes to 4 services or when Leichtman Research Group findings reveal as many as 58% pay-tv households in the U.S. also hold SVOD subscriptions.

In the context of these fast-changing dynamics, cost-cutting and convenience factors, known to drive up the adoption rate of streaming services, are becoming pretty debatable points. For the vast majority of TV watchers, access to specialized live networks such as ESPN, CNN, FX or National Geographic is a must. But they also want to expand their programming options with SVOD. This is why a pay-tv and SVOD combo is the answer for most homes. Especially when pay-tv providers like Xfinity from Comcast have stepped up to the plate, and made simultaneous access to cable networks and SVOD possible, via innovative products and affordable services.

Xfinity TV Packages: Watch Cable & Stream TV Better with X1

Xfinity from Comcast is a name that begs no introduction. With cable services available in 39 states, the Xfinity X1 TV service revolutionizes the way you access in-home TV entertainment. Here, take a look at how the Xfinity X1 set-top box helps you enjoy cable and streaming TV with utmost convenience.

  • The advanced X1 entertainment operating system comes integrated with user-friendly features, giving you the most simple and fast way of accessing all your content options. From live TV, On Demand, and recordings to streaming apps, and music, you can now browse through it all from a single platform. While the award-winning Xfinity Voice Remote only makes your experience easier and more simplified.
  • Get recommendations on what to watch, and discover new favorites with X1. X1 will also tell you what is trending across the U.S. so you are never out of the loop. Make the most of the X1 on-screen guide with its single-bar search that fetches you content from across all your available entertainment options.
  • The X1 DVR allows you 150 hours worth of storage, plus with Xfinity TV packages you can also add on Cloud storage and get more space to build your personal TV library.
  • Xfinity X1 comes complete with Parental Controls, giving you access to tools such as the PIN Manager. You can set up purchase and lock PINs, as well as TV and movie locks. Parental Controls also get applied to On-Demand and Pay-per-View content. The Kids Zone on Xfinity X1 also ensures safe viewing for the young ones.
  • Last but not least for fans of streaming TV, besides the Xfinity TV channels you get to enjoy with the innovative X1 set-top box, a plethora of free and paid video streaming apps are also available. For instance, Xumo, Tubi, YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu as well as premium network apps such as HBO MAX, SHOWTIME, STARZ, AMC, and more.

Watch Netflix on Xfinity X1 TV

In most homes families tend to congregate around one big screen to enjoy in-home TV entertainment. Given that some of your favorite titles are available on Cable networks, and others on Netflix, you would expect an entertainment system to be able to tune into either of the options without switching inputs. This way you would not have to have a set-top box as well as a streaming device connected to your TV.

Xfinity X1 allows you to do just that. You can have a seamless experience of accessing multiple entertainment options via the same interface. Switch between Xfinity TV channels or tune into your Netflix favorites. With SSI (Silent Sign-in) enabled X1 boxes, if you are a Netflix subscriber who gets billed via Xfinity, you will automatically be signed in to your Netflix account. Talk about convenience!

Who is Eligible to Watch Netflix with Xfinity X1?

Before we move further, it is important to note not all Xfinity TV users get to experience the integrated Netflix app on their system. To become eligible?  

  • Your Xfinity X1 subscription must include the X1 TV box. The RNG150 devices will not work. So, when you subscribe, make sure to get the X1 TV Box. Also, if you subscribe to an Xfinity TV package that includes Netflix (available in markets), you become entitled to a compatible X1 TV box.
  • You must also be subscribed to any level of Xfinity Internet.
  • And you need to have a Netflix subscription. If you already have one, just log into your account. Or else sign up via your compatible X1 TV box.

Setting up Netflix on Xfinity X1 TV is Easy!

If you fulfill all of the above prerequisites with your Xfinity subscription, you can use your set-top box to access the Netflix app on your TV. To find the app you can either grab your Xfinity Voice Remote and tell it to launch Netflix or just go to the apps menu via the remote and click on the Netflix app.

Once you have launched the app via the Apps Menu or the Xfinity Voice Remote, you are ready to sign in if you already have a Netflix account. If however, you do not have an existing Netflix account, you must follow the signup prompts to set up your membership online. Once done, your device will connect to your Netflix account.

That iss it. It is that simple!

Pro Tip: If you do not see the Netflix tile it means your device is not compatible. To resolve the issue, you can call Xfinity and ask about your options. Hopefully, you will be able to switch out your device, and soon have it set up and running.

Watching Netflix with Xfinity Flex 4K

Xfinity from Comcast gives you another way of accessing Netflix as well. You can stream your Netflix favorites with the Xfinity Flex 4K streaming TV box. Current offers on Xfinity Internet packages get you the Flex 4K device with a voice remote at no extra cost. With a subscription to any level of Xfinity Internet service and a Flex 4K streaming TV box, you can start streaming your Netflix favorites via fast and reliable speeds delivered over the largest Gig-speed network in the US.

Like it is with watching Netflix on Xfinity X1, all you need to do is launch the Netflix app on the Flex 4K device and sign in if you already have a Netflix account. If not, you can sign up with Netflix via the Flex streaming TV box.

Billing Methods for Netflix on Xfinity

  • If you are signing up for Netflix through Xfinity X1 or Flex 4K device, you will be billed through Comcast. The monthly Netflix charge will be added directly to your Comcast bill making it all the more convenient. This charge is reflected under the section “Other Service Providers” on your billing statement. Any promotional pricing or free trials will appear as a $0.00 charge on the bill. Once the promo period ends you will see the Netflix subscription price reflected in this section.
  • You also have the option of keeping the Netflix bill separate if you so wish. To ensure this, you must however sign up for Netflix via com, and then log in to your X1 TV box or the Flex device.
  • If you are subscribed to an Xfinity TV package that includes Netflix (available in select markets), you will not see a separate charge for Netflix in the “Other Service Providers” section on your billing statement. Instead, it will be included in the amount that shows in the section “Bundled Services” or “Xfinity Package”.

Final Words

Xfinity TV and Internet packages can be the perfect partner for your streaming escapades?with Netflix and beyond. Fast and steady internet speeds, paired with an Xfinity Channel Lineup and the X1 TV box make for a great Cable and Streaming TV experience, that too at affordable prices. Still better if you go for a value-packed Xfinity Triple Play with Netflix and a premium network like EPIX included.

While Xfinity bundles are a steal, Xfinity Internet packages are packed with great value for your money as well. And given that each offers the Xfinity Flex 4K device with voice remote as well as Peacock Premium at no extra cost, even if you are convinced cord-cutter Xfinity is one of the topmost choices.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for Xfinity TV packages with Netflix?

Xfinity TV packages that include Netflix are offered in select Xfinity markets. Currently, if you are residing in the Northeast, you are likely to find one at your address. Explore your options and check availability Order Online.  

What happens to my Netflix subscription if I move homes?

Your relationship with Netflix is direct whether you sign up via Xfinity X1 or Flex. So, when you move, you should be able to retain your Netflix subscription. If however, the billing is through Comcast, you will need to update your method of payment to continue using the service. If you move Xfinity services with you, and you are subscribed to an Xfinity TV package with Netflix, you will need to sign in to Netflix again in order to activate the service on your boxes at your new address.

What to do if Netflix freezes?

If the app freezes, simply press the A button on your remote and scroll to the right. Then click on Reset Netflix and your problem should get resolved.

Can I record a Netflix show on my DVR service?

No, you cannot. You can only record live Xfinity TV programming via your X1 DVR.