Comcast is including new $5 a month streaming video service.
Be that as it may, Xfinity Flex, which is yet another variation on cable TV without the cable, is constrained to the company’s Xfinity Internet endorsers who dwell inside Comcast’s coverage footprint.
Flex dispatches March 26, and in functionality resembles a Roku.
As of January, Comcast had around 25 million Internet subscribers who might almost certainly exploit the new Flex offering.
The individuals who shell out the five bucks month to month, will get a rented Internet-connected, 4K HDR-ready box and voice-activated remote control, to get to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and Showtime, alongside in excess of 10,000 free online movies and ad-supported TV shows.
There will be some live gushing as well, from any semblance of ESPN3, Xumo, Pluto, Tubi TV, Cheddar, and YouTube. You’ll additionally have the able to lease and buy movies and TV appears, tune in to music through any semblance of Pandora, iHeartRadio, and XITE, and oversee surveillance cameras and other shrewd home gadgets by means of the TV.
On the off chance that this sounds like what you may as of now be getting from, say, your Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV box, you wouldn’t be wrong. And the question becomes do you shell out the money upfront to buy such a rival box (and in some cases get it more cheaply) or pay the $5 monthly for Flex instead?
Cord cutters will be eagerly watching what sort of streaming declarations Apple makes one week from now amid a press occasion at its California headquarters. It isn’t altogether clear exactly how, or regardless of whether, what Comcast has thought of here will straightforwardly contend with the entertainment service Apple is relied upon to launch.
What you pay for Flex goes ahead best of the $50 to $130 every month you right now surrender every month for Xfinity Internet.
Since Flex service is designed according to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 cable service yet does exclude all the live or other video content you may watch there or somewhere else – YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV, DirecTV Now, are among the missing- – you should seriously think about the upgrade path.
Comcast says that pivoting from Flex to X1 is simple from the Flex box, and for sure the company would be all too thrilled to take the extra money so you do just that.