Comcast launches a new cable-ish streaming service, Now TV which will reportedly cost users $20 monthly. With that being said, Xfinity customers soon will be able to purchase a cable-ish package.
Comcast Launches Streaming Service
Comcast on Tuesday, announced Now TV which is a new $20 per month cable-ish streaming service for Xfinity internet customers that is inclusive of access to over 40 live channels, over 20 FAST services, as well as a subscription to Peacock Premium. The service in question will be launching in the “coming weeks,” as per a press release.
Now TV Live Available Channels
The “Now TV Live” offerings as you should know include a lot of channels that you might be familiar with from a cable package, although notably, some of the most popular cable channels, such as CNN, ESPN, and TBS, will not be part of the package. And as per Comcast’s press release, you will be able to access the following channels directly from the Xfinity Stream app:
“A&E, Afro, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC News, Comedy.TV, Cooking, Crime + Investigation, Discovery, Discovery Life, Food Network, FYI, Great American Family, Great American Living, Get TV, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, The HISTORY Channel, Investigation Discovery, IFC, Justice Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Magnolia Network, Military History, MotorTrend Network, OWN, Pursuit, Recipe.TV, Science Channel, Sony Movies, Sundance TV, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, WEtv and Weather Channel.”
And as for FAST (free ad-supported streaming television) services, here is a list of what will be included:
“NBC News NOW, Sky News, and the following genre-based channels from Xumo Play: Action Movies, Black Cinema, Bollywood & Indian Cinema, Comedy Movies, Comedy TV, Crime TV, Documentaries, Drama & Action TV, Family Movies, Food TV, Movies, Game Shows, Her Movies, Horror & Thriller, Kids TV, Reality TV, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, Travel & Lifestyle TV and Westerns.”
The Now TV Streaming Package Benefits and Perks
And with Peacock Premium on the other hand, you will be getting access to the shows that are available on that streaming service, which is inclusive of this year’s Poker Face and Mrs. Davis, some sports events, and many more.
The all-in-one Now TV streaming package as you should know seems as the ideal option for anyone who wants to get access to a small set of cable TV channels but does not want the much pricier subscriptions that are offered by Hulu with Live TV, FuboTV, and Sling TV. The added $4.99 per month Premium Peacock subscription that comes with the package is a nice perk, too, especially since Comcast is removing free subscriptions for Xfinity subscribers in the coming month.
Now TV Streaming Availability
In the UK and other European countries and regions, Comcast-owned Sky Group has already been making use of the Now TV brand name. While Comcast announced in the early parts of this year that it would launch a “global user interface for Sky Glass, X1, Flex, Xumo, and our US and international partners,” the company has now confirmed that this isn’t it.
Comcast Xumo Play
And in addition to owning NBC Peacock, Comcast already has a FAST service that it acquired known as Xumo Play. Comcast through a joint venture with Charter, plans on building a streaming hardware ecosystem that is surrounding the service in a bid to compete with Roku, which as you should know includes new Xumo-branded TVs and set-top boxes.
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