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DIRECTV Now vs Comcast Xfinity

DIRECTV Now is a cheap streaming TV app with no contracts. How does it compare to Comcast Xfinity? Read our comparison chart below.

DIRECTV Now is AT&T’s streaming live TV app. It’s compatible with most smart devices, and is also one of the cheaper pay-TV providers. There’s no contract, so you can pay month-to-month without having to worry about equipment fees, or early termination fees.

While Comcast Xfinity is a cable TV provider which lets you choose to have a contract or no contract. Xfinity TV offers a combination of normal and cloud DVR. You can record your shows into your DVR machine, as well as upload it to the cloud. This lets you watch your shows on the go, which is handy if you travel.

Compare DIRECTV Now with Comcast Xfinity, side-by-side. Read on for an in-depth look, including ratings, reviews, pros and cons.

 

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Benefits and Features

DVRTrue Cloud DVR (in development)Two types of DVR services: normal and cloud DVR. Normal DVR records up to 6 shows at once, and has 500GB storage capacity. Cloud DVR records up to 60 hours. You can download recordings to your device to watch offline.
PackagesLive A Little ($35/month): 60+ channels
Just Right ($50/month): 80+ channels
Go Big ($60/month): 100+ channels
Gotta Have It ($70/month): 120+ channels
Limited Basic ($28.65/month): 10+ channels
Digital Economy ($34.99/month): 100+ channels
Digital Starter ($64.99/month): 140+ channels
Digital Preferred ($84.99/month): 220+ channels
Digital Premier ($124.99/month): 260+ channels
(Prices are for packages without contract)
CancellationNo early termination fees. No refunds for prepaid or partial months of service.All equipment must be returned within 30 days of termination. Unreturned equipment fees apply.
ContractNo contract.Users can choose to subscribe for a 1-year contract, or pay month-to-month
InstallationApp-based TV service, can be installed on most smart devices.Standard professional installation fee of $60. Final bill generated after installation.
AutopayPayments are automatically deducted from debit or credit card on file.$5/month discount when signing up for Xfinity's Autopay and Eco-bill feature. Autopay can be set up with bank account, or debit/credit card.
Receiver FeeNo equipment rental fee.HD DVR Box ($19.95/month), Additional cable box ($9.95/month).
Regional Sports FeeNo regional sports fee.Regional Sports Fee (up to $6.75/month)
 

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Pros & ConsPros:
  • Cheaper than cable/satellite TV
  • No installation/ Equipment
  • No contract
Cons:
  • Limited local channels
  • No DVR capability
Pros:
  • Combined normal and cloud DVR
  • Good on-demand selection
  • No contract
Cons:
  • Extra charges
  • Customer service
  • Not as many channels as rivals
Bottom LineCheap streaming TV app with no contracts... Read full reviewNo contract cable TV which lets you watch recordings on the go... Read full review
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    DIRECTV Now: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on April 12, 2018 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

    Comcast Xfinity: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on April 12, 2018 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

    Which is Better: DIRECTV Now or Comcast Xfinity?

    Still need help deciding which tv is better? Read the in-depth reviews below. You may also be interested in comparing DIRECTV Now or DISH.

    In short: DIRECTV Now's price is impressive.


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    • Kourtney Ragusa from New Jersey
      on June 1, 2018 10:02 AM said about Comcast Xfinity:

      The ondemand feature of comcast offers much more titles. Also the technology abd set up of direct tv seems outdated.

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