Fubo vs Xfinity Flex: which is better?

Chances are you've already heard of Fubo, one of the biggest live TV packages currently on the market. But unless you are subscribed or are planning to subscribe to Xfinity's internet service, you may not be aware of Xfinity Flex, the company's TV streaming counterpart. It offers a number of channels at virtually no cost to its internet subscribers, but does it mean it's better than the pricier Fubo? 

There are many factors to consider, including each service's price difference, popularity, device availability, and channel offerings. Below, we go through these and more to help you decide whether Fubo or Xfinity Flex is the better option for you.

Channels on Fubo and not Xfinity Choice TV

The channels that Fubo has and which are not available on Xfinity Choice TV:

Channels on Xfinity Choice TV and not Fubo

The channels that Xfinity Choice TV has which are not available on Fubo:

  • AMC
  • ESPNews
  • Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
  • Lifetime
  • National Geographic channel
  • Regional Sports Networks
  • Tennis Channel
  • TV One

Price: Xfinity Choice TV is cheaper than Fubo

Xfinity Choice TV's costs $45 whereas Fubo costs $80. Getting Fubo instead of Xfinity Choice TV will set you back $35 more every month.

Why get Fubo?

Get Fubo TV if you're currently paying more than its monthly price for your cable and if you like watching live TV channels. However, if you don't watch a lot of live TV there are much cheaper options out there for on-demand movies.

Go to Fubo

Why get Xfinity Choice TV?

With a starting price of $18/month, you can get local channels as well as basic national TV channels. It's good value if you only watch a few channels, but to increase your options, you have to buy into more packages. Prices vary depending location, but getting all packages should cost you around $79.5. You also can cancel at any time (here https://xfinity.com/buy/plan/internet/streamcancel) and change in between different packages depending on your needs. Exact pricing depends on where you are based.

Go to Xfinity Choice TV

Devices: Fubo is more widely available than Xfinity Choice TV

Fubo is available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS or Roku.

Whereas Xfinity Choice TV is available on Xfinity Flex. That's 6 less devices than Fubo.

Channel count: Fubo has 65 channels more than Xfinity Choice TV

Fubo's lineup includes 108 channels whereas Xfinity Choice TV has only 43 channels. Getting a subscription to Fubo will give you access to 65 more channels than Xfinity Choice TV. That's quite a bit of channels.

Trial: Fubo offers a trial

Fubo has a trial. The trial duration is 7 days.

Find out more on Fubo

Trial: Xfinity Choice TV offers a trial

Xfinity Choice TV has a trial. The trial duration is 30 days.

Find out more on Xfinity Choice TV

Fubo's specialty

The specialties of Fubo are: Action, Anime, Baseball, Old TV shows, RSNs, Science fiction, Soccer, Sports, True Crime.

Xfinity Choice TV's specialty

The specialties of Xfinity Choice TV are: Lifestyle, News, Science fiction.

Channels on both Xfinity Choice TV and Fubo

The channels that are available on both Xfinity Choice TV and Fubo are:

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Choice TV with Xfinity Flex is for people looking to stay connected to big-name live networks, without getting bogged down by a slew of niche channels. Xfinity Choice TV customers keep things light with HD live TV and 20 hours of DVR storage, but still have the opportunity to add genre channel bundles for more variety.

Price: Varies depending on your location and account history.

Features: monthly subscription