You may have seen a lot of talk about how cable TV is cheaper so today, we are going to compare a real Comcast Xfinity TV bill to the cost of Hulu with live TV. Let’s go head to head and see which option really is cheaper, cable TV or Cord Cutting.
First, a special thanks to all of the Cord Cutters News readers who sent in their cable TV bills to help make this story a reality.
The cost of Xfinity TV:
In this post, we will be looking at the Xfinity Preferred XF bundle with phone and internet. This package is not Xfinity’s most expensive but is a good comparison to Hulu.
Thanks to a reader’s copy of their bills, we know that this Xfinity TV with DVR service and 2 TV boxes cost $288.79 a month. That includes a $10 DVR fee, $9.95 HD Technology Fee, $17 box and remote fee, service to two other TVs $17, a Broadcast TV fee $21, Regional Sports fee $11.85. Plus, additional taxes and fees that add up to over $20 a month, like a franchise fee, regulatory cost recovery, 911 fee, and more.
The total cost of the Xfinity TV bundle is $288.79 a month.
The cost of Hulu:
The cost of Hulu with Live TV right now is $69.99 a month to get access to 85+ live TV channels, unlimited DVR, plus Hulu’s library of on-demand content. Not only do you get all of that, but Disney+ and ESPN+ are both included in that $69.99 a month bundle! You can get T-Mobile Home Internet for $50 a month.
The total cost of Hulu with Live TV with home internet is $119.99. (Plus sales tax depending on where you live.)
Total Savings of Hulu vs Cable TV:
In total, going with Hulu over Xfinity will save you about $168.80 a month. (Plusall the fees and taxes that you pay for Xfinity but not Hulu.) Over the course of a year, Hulu will save you $2,025.60 a year even before we look at fees etc.
Yes, like everything right now, the cost of streaming services is going up, but so is the cost of cable TV. No matter how you look at it, cord cutting is still cheaper than cable TV.