Netflix will soon be included with Comcast Xfinity subscriptions

Netflix and Xfinity are two of the biggest names when it comes to home video content, and now the two companies are joining forces to include Netflix subscriptions as part of certain Xfinity plans.

Comcast made this announcement on April 13 and described it as an extension of the partnership that already exists with the Netflix app on its X1 platform. Per Comcast's Chief Business Development Officer, Sam Schwartz –

Netflix offers one of the most popular on demand services and is an important supplement to the content offering and value proposition of the X1 platform. Netflix is a great partner, and we are excited to offer its services to our customers in new ways that provide them with more choice, value, and flexibility."

This promo sounds very similar to T-Mobile's "Netflix On Us" one that launched last year, and as bad of a rap as Comcast often gets, free Netflix is always a good thing.

Xfinity plans that include Netflix will launch later this month and be available for both new and existing customers.

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19 Comments
  • Cool
  • Bundling Netflix with Comcast is like bunding a piece of cake with a **** sandwich.
  • I think it makes sense. Netflix is very popular and sometimes people have both things.
  • I like Comcast. I know this is unthinkable around these parts. 105 bucks for 100mps internet and 140 channels. Not to bad in my book.
  • I pay 143 for 240 channels and extreme 150 internet. Triple play bundle even though we don’t use a home phone. They gave me a chance to lock in this rate as long as I don’t change the core plan. Win/win here in my book.
  • I had Comcast for many years until they were unable to offer me Gigabit internet mid last year. The fastest they offered me was 150 Mbps and my bill would be $240/m, down from the $289 I was paying due to all my cable boxes. I ended up switching to AT&T U-verse with Gigabit internet and their U300 TV package with the same amount of cable boxes for $189/m for 2 years.
  • Xfinity Mobile or Xfinity general? I know that they are the same company but I can't help but wonder. It sounds like the general one here. If so, I wonder if that means it will also apply to Mobile too?
  • New customers will probably get Netflix for free. Existing customers can get Netflix for $2.00 cheaper than the normal subscription. I wouldn't be surprised if you can only access Netflix through the X1 box or the Xfinity portal.
  • It says free, and how else do you expect to access it? It's a package deal, obviously you get it with your TV package...
    Stop acting entitled.
  • Well, this is pretty cool, but I’ll be leaving Comcast after June, so best for me to just keep my regular Netflix subscription. This is definitely a nice perk for regular ongoing customers though.
  • This would be great! Then I can cancel my 13.99 subscription! I already pay out the a$$ for all this stuff!
  • I have the highest tier of Netflix service, but since I have a Tmobile family plan they've been paying most of my Netflix bill. I also have over $250 in credits on my Netflix account so I figured the difference would be taken from that credit and the service would be completely free for me, but that won't be happening.
  • So I can cancel my membership?! That'd be awesome, I assume you'll sign in with your Comcast log in or something?...
  • I am guessing those with only xfinity Internet would not get free netflix.
  • You are probably 100% correct. I suspect you will need to spend over a certain amount/month before you apply for the "free" netflix account.
  • Or just have a double play...
  • Why would you?
  • Free Netflix from Comcast? Never in your wildest dreams. Try Prioritized Netflix on X1 for $15/mo vs Netflix over broadband that all of a sudden is glitchy and buffers all the time.
  • Lipstick on a pig...