Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-29-2004

Confused. Xfinity vs Comcast cable tv

I'm confused by what the difference is between xfinity tv and Comcast cable tv. I have Comcast cable tv and Internet and would like to watch tv programs that I get on my tv but missed, on my computer so I can catch up with what I missed. But, if I try to access a program on Comcast .com I'm telling me to sign up for Xfinity tv for another $30/mo!!!! I'm already giving them $115/mo for tv/internet. Surely I don't have to pay again for shows I already get on my tv. Or do I? Obviously, I won't pay twice for the same thing. I'll go to Hulu or Netflix if I can't get it from the provider I'm already paying a small fortune to.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Silver Problem Solver
Posts: 13,999
Registered: ‎06-17-2008

Re: Confused. Xfinity vs Comcast cable tv

xfinity is just a name change for comast nothing more.  You can only watch on demand type shows on your pc not live tv.  If you login to your account at you can watch those type of shows on your pc, basically on demand things or premium channels you pay for.

Cable Expert
Posts: 10,923
Registered: ‎03-02-2007

Re: Confused. Xfinity vs Comcast cable tv

The Xfinity was just a name change for Comcast cable, there is nothing different on the service plans or packages.


The push of additional features like caller ID on pc & TV, web based DVR scheduling & channel change, web based watching of TV shows, Smartphone features and similar are part of the new branding of Xfinity.


There certainly is no change in pricing for anyone if your area has been rebranded to Xfinity yet.


Any price changes would need to be looked into for your specific account and plan, but has nothing to do with the Xfinity name change.

Posts: 9
Registered: ‎05-29-2004

Re: Confused. Xfinity vs Comcast cable tv

Thank you for answering.  I know I can't watch "live" on my computer but thought I should be able to watch the shows after they'd aired but was told I had to subscribe to do it and it was for a channel I already have on my cable subscription. 

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Posts: 227
Registered: ‎06-20-2011

Re: Confused. Xfinity vs Comcast cable tv

Normally you log into this using the same account you use for email.  There is no seperate subscription for the "online version" of on demand.