Comcast, an American telecommunication conglomerate, plans to launch a streaming platform for its broadband internet customers.
Flex, the streaming service, is aimed at providing non-cable customers with video streaming services like Netflix and Prime Video for $5 per month. The service comes with a set-top streaming box. In addition to this, customers can get Comcast’s X1 voice remote along with the service as well.
Comcast plans to launch Flex for all Xfinity internet customers on March 26th.
The company said in a press release that Xfinity Flex comes with over 10,000 free online movies and TV shows which includes a live streaming TV.
Besides that, customers can link their Movies Anywhere account with the Xfinity login. Music apps Pandora and iHeartRadio come pre-installed on the device.
The Flex hardware box is 4K and HDR-compatible. Customers would be able to upgrade to a complete Xfinity digital cable package if they wish to do so and can take up to two Flex boxes. All streaming on Flex is charged against the customers’ monthly internet data plans.
Many claim that Comcast aims to capture the market which still does not find Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or Chromecast captivating. Instead, they might just pay $5 monthly to rent the Flex box. The company also announced there is no installation fee for the boxes.
Anyhow, the actual result of this move would be clear when the service launches nationwide on the 26th of March as customers decide on which streaming is better than the other.