Xfinity Channel Numbers
by Mark Chen | Updated 1/5/23
On Xfinity, the channel numbers are different depending on which city you live in. For example, in Chicago, the Paramount Channel is on Channel 53 while in Atlanta, the right channel is 78.
Things can get more confusing given that some channels have 3-4 duplicates that you might want to go to watch in HD or have sub-brands like Lifetime Movies and Lifetime Mysteries.
Unfortunately, Comcast doesn’t have a good guide on how to find the channels you want to watch on their TV.
If you look at their tool online, it’ll just tell you what channels are available in your area and try to get you to upgrade for $30 more a month.
We didn’t want people to miss a minute of their favorite shows so we made this guide on how to find the channel you’re looking for on Xfinity.
Hope this helps.
Comcast Channel Guide For Chicago & San Francisco
Comcast has 16.6mm subscribers and is available in about 40 states. It was cobbled together from dozens of acquisitions over the decades.
This is one of the major reasons why it’s so hard to find the right channel numbers on your Xfinity TV when you move even when you have your favorite channels memorized.
Check out major channels in Chicago vs San Francisco on Comcast to see what we mean.
|ABC||7, 187||7, 707|
|AMC||18, 171||49, 798|
|BET||61, 295||70, 777|
|CBS||2, 189||5, 705|
|CNN||50, 216||56, 759|
|CW||26, 183||12, 712, 1995|
|ESPN||3, 173, 1205||38, 724|
|ESPN2||30, 203, 1206||39, 725|
|ESPNU||253, 405||420, 788|
|Fox News||71, 265||59, 760|
|Fox Sports 1||237, 408||408, 731|
|Freeform||15, 198||52, 768|
|FX||56, 267||36, 741|
|Golf Channel||75, 199||80, 749|
|Hallmark Channel||131, 321||66, 793|
|HGTV||68, 179||67, 746|
|Lifetime||33, 228||46, 795|
|National Geographic||206, 273||273, 757|
|NBC||5, 188||3, 703|
|NFL Network||168, 169, 412||417, 730|
|Paramount||53, 290||45, 743|
|TBS||47, 219||35, 735|
|TNT||13, 204||37, 737|
|Weather||30, 270||61, 776|
Xfinity Channel Lineup
Currently, Comcast has 3 TV plan bundles: Limited/Basic/Choice TV, Popular TV, and Ultimate TV.
If you’re paying for Limited Basic, you’re basically paying what you would have gotten for free a couple of years back. This lineup has major broadcast channels like NBC and CBS and exciting channels like CSPAN and QVC.
Popular TV is Xfinity’s basic cable bundle. It has 125+ channels and channels like CNN and Food Network but won’t have more specialized channels like ESPNU and FXX.
The highest tier of Comcast TV is Ultimate TV which has 185+ channels.
Xfinity doesn’t specify exactly how many channels they have because they’re increasingly getting into contract disputes with cable channels and channels in your lineup go dark.
It’s unfortunate that they’re making their customers pay more for less or for missing channels.
Xfinity Channel List
Below find the list of the big cable channel numbers that you can watch on Xfinity broken out by category. Some of the big ones are broad channels, entertainment channels, kids channels, sports channels, lifestyle channels, and news channels.
Click on the channel you’re trying to find to find the right one.
CBS Sports Network
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
National Geographic Channel
Great American Family Channel (GAC)
Fox News Channel
BBC World News
Xfinity Channel Lineup By City
Comcast has gained such a bad reputation over the years that it created a brand called Xfinity so it could be looked at more favorably by its customers.
It hasn’t really worked because they keep doing the same thing.
We’ve found a map of all the areas that Spectrum operates in.
There’s a list of cities where we’ve done the research on what the numbers of the most popular channels on Xfinity are. There are over 50+!
List of Spectrum Cities
Salt Lake City
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