Previously we have compared, Xfinity television services with Directv which was a service of AT&T. Today we’re comparing Xfinity with Uverse which is another AT&T service. So, if you’re looking to choose between these, hang tight for our Xfinity vs Uverse comparison. We’ll try to keep it short & provide only the important pointers.
Xfinity vs Uverse – The Platform Similarities & Differences
Xfinity & Uverse are both cable services so, the platform is exactly the same here. In both cases, the signal is transmitted to the DVR through wires & that’s why there should be no issues during bad weather conditions. However, cable damage will definitely interrupt the service.
You can also get bundled Internet packages with both services. However, the main differences actually start when we get into pricing & availability. So, let’s jump into that.
Xfinity vs Uverse – Pricing & Availability
Uverse holds a huge advantage in this segment. Their plans start at $19/month (U-Basic) which only gives 25+ local channels without HD. However, the $35/month pack (U-Family) gives access to HD & 190+ channels. Similarly, there is a $55/month (U-200, 380+ channels) plan, a $60/month (U-300, 495+ channels) & a $110/month (U-450, 565+ channels). All of these three plans come with free HBO for the first year & the U-450 actually comes with HBO, Cinemax & Showtime included in the plan. Excluding U-basic, all the other plans actually come with a 12-month (1 year) contract.
Xfinity’s plans start at $49.99/month and it also has a 1-year contract. The starter pack actually includes 140+ channels. There are two other costing about 59.99/month (220+ channels) & $104.99/month (260+ channels). The last one includes HBO, Cinemax & Showtime.
Both of these services also provide on-demand content which can be accessed on the web or their mobile applications.
So, which one is for you then?
Uverse definitely offers a lot more content for the money. Also, they’re one of the highest numbers of channels available. So, if Uverse is available in your area, definitely it is the better option. However, if you can’t get Uverse in your area & maybe you have only Directv & Xfinity available, Xfinity will be the better option. There are lots of geek books available online that you can read in your free time.