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XFINITY vs. Google Fiber: The Breakdown on Live Streaming

XFINITY vs. Google Fiber: The Breakdown on Live Streaming


Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

My fiancé loves football, and while I’ve been slowly grown more fond of it over the course of our relationship, there are certain priorities I have with my TV viewing. Sunday night for me is must-see TV. The Walking Dead and The Leftovers are two shows that I always find a way to watch live, no matter if I’m traveling or if there is football on.

Not to mention, there’s even been numerous Saturday afternoons where we have college football on the big screen, and I’ll be working on the couch with my laptop, and streaming HGTV in the background on my iPad. Everyone gets to watch exactly what they want and be still be together. And I do mean everyone…

Roxy Watching TV

Being able to stream every channel live is one crucial feature that XFINITY offers that Google Fiber doesn’t. Even if you only have one TV, the Cloud technology from X1, allows for you to stream channels to your devices while connected in your home, so everyone can watch exactly what they want to watch and even be in the same room with each other.

With more options becoming available, we wanted to offer our readers a breakdown at what the differences in service really are in terms of your TV viewing experience.

XFINITY vs. Google Fiber: The Breakdown on Live Streaming

XFINITYGoogle Fiber
The latest episodes of the top 100 shows preloaded and ready to watchYesNo
Free TV shows and movies available On Demand148,000+16,000+
TV shows and movies available On Demand on mobile devices21,000+0
Ability to watch DVR recordings in any roomYesYes
Download On Demand TV shows and movies to your mobile devices and watch them from anywhere, even when you’re offlineYesNo
Voice remote: search for a show, get personalized recommendations and change channels using voice commandsYesNo
Offers AMC, NBA TV and NHL NetworkYesNo

Let’s be honest, AMC is a priority in this household, and if you’re a FanBolt reader – chances are you’re a Walking Dead fan too. No one wants to get spoiled with tweets and Facebook posts as to what happened on Sunday night’s episode. So do yourself a favor, and don’t give up the chance to watch it live!

Disclosure: XFINITY partnered with bloggers such as me for this program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. XFINITY believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. XFINITY’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


  1. Why don’t you mention price or the fact that Comcast opps, I mean Xfinity, is now rolling out data caps. So if you want to watch something like Nextflix, Hulu or any other streaming service on a regular basis you have to pay extra.

  2. Why don’t you do the same comparison with Internet or Bundling as the focus.

    Let’s be real here most people are forced to bundle so let’s talk what you get out of Google Fiber vs Xfinity bundled. Let’s talk Price, Speed and Data Caps.

  3. Oh, that answer is an easy one. Says right up there that this was sponsored by Xfinity, so of course it won’t be honest.

  4. As soon as I Google Fiber is available in my area, bye bye Xfinity.

    why the data cap in 2015?? why advertise false ads? why additional charges for speed increase as if a 75mb shouldn’t be fast enough??


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