Mediacom TV Review
When choosing a cable service provider, you are likely to find many options in your area, and Mediacom may be in your list for consideration. Like other cable providers, Mediacom offers bundled TV and internet packages that can help you save on your monthly bill. With three TV packages ranging from $10 to $60/month added to a Mediacom internet bill, you can enjoy access to cable TV for a reasonable monthly price.
Is Mediacom a good fit for you? We’ve gathered all the details you need, including pricing, key considerations, and opinions from industry leaders, to help you make an informed decision.
Who is Mediacom TV for?
Mediacom digital TV service can currently be found in portions of 22 states, primarily located in the Midwest, Midsouth, and East, as well as California and Arizona. It is also important to know that if you want to have Mediacom TV, you’ll need to be a Mediacom internet customer as well. Stand-alone Mediacom TV plans are not an option.
Mediacom XTREAM TV packages are available in three tiers: Local TV, Essential TV, and Variety TV.
The Mediacom XTREAM Local TV package includes 50+ local channels and starts at $10/month in addition to the cost of a Mediacom internet plan. The Mediacom XTREAM Essential TV package includes 125+ channels, including local TV and entertainment channels. Essential TV starts at $20/month. Last but not least, Mediacom XTREAM Variety TV offers 170+ channels, including local TV, entertainment, and sports channels, starting at $60/month.
While the cost of bundling Mediacom XTREAM TV with your Mediacom internet looks very reasonable upfront, there is more to consider before signing up, including contract terms and fees.
Can I buy Mediacom TV by itself?
No, Medicom does not offer stand-alone TV services. While you can buy Mediacom internet as a stand-alone product, you must have Mediacom internet before you can add Mediacom TV service.
Does Mediacom TV require a contract?
Yes, Mediacom TV requires an initial 12-month contract, with the price locked during that time. After 12 months, you can expect the price to increase at least $10/month and continue to increase every 12 months.
Does Mediacom TV charge additional fees?
If you sign up for Mediacom TV, you may pay some one-time fees and other monthly recurring fees, including:
- Activation fee: One-time $10 fee.
- Installation fee: One time fee of $99 to 109. You may be able to get this fee waived if you sign up online, as part of a special promotion, or opt to self-install.
- Local broadcast fee: $17.10 to $24.62 monthly fee, which varies by market.
- Regional Sports fee: $1.99 to $12.23 monthly fee, which varies by plan and market.
- Modem fee: $12 monthly fee. However, you may provide your own DOCSIS 3.1 certified modem to avoid this fee.
- Additional TiVo smart box: $7 monthly fee for each additional smart box.
- TiVo DVR single-room service: $14.95 monthly fee.
- TiVo DVR multi-room service: $19.95 monthly fee.
What others say about Mediacom TV
Recent customer satisfaction surveys have ranked Medicom among its TV provider peers.
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI)
Mediacom earned a score of 59 out of 100 in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) review of subscription TV providers.
Mediacom scored 714 out of 1,000 in the South region on the most recent customer satisfaction study which was higher than Cox, Frontier, and Suddenlink. In the same survey, Mediacom scored 627 out of 100 in the West region.
How does Mediacom TV compare to other providers?
Although Mediacom is generally considered a regional provider, it goes head to head with several big names, including DIRECTV, Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Frontier, and Suddenlink.
In general, Mediacom channel packages are less robust than those offered by DIRECTV, Xfinity, and Spectrum. The two lower-tier Mediacom packages—which offer 50+ and 125+ channels—are often referred to as “bare bones” compared to competitors. It’s easy to see why when you consider that DIRECTV’s two lower-tier packages start at 160+, and 185+ channels, and Xfinity’s lower-tier packages start at 125+ and 185+ channels.
The true value of Mediacom comes from competitive internet and TV bundle pricing. For the first 12 to 24 months, you’re likely to pay less for bundled internet and TV compared to other providers.
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*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our internet service page. Prices as of 3/16/22.
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