Comcast’s NOW TV streaming service, which the company says will launch in the coming weeks, will sell for $20 a month and feature more than 40 live channels, more than 20 free ad-supported channels and a subscription to Peacock Premium.
The offering, available to Comcast Xfinity internet subscribers, will not require any equipment and subscribers will be able to cancel at any time. Customer signup is available now.
According to Comcast, this is the first streaming offering to combine a live TV streaming service, a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service and a free ad-supported service. Peacock is the SVOD service. The free ad-supported service is FAST.
Additional information about these three elements:
- NOW TV Live: A streaming service that includes more than 40 channels from 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 the Weather Channel. The service is accessible through the Xfinity Stream app and includes a 20-hour DVR and access on three concurrent streams.
- Peacock Premium: The free service is available on the Peacock app on all devices where the streaming service is available. Peacock Premium includes original series, more than 5,000 hours of live sports, movies, next day access to all new shows from NBC and Bravo, library content and daily live news.
- FAST Channels: More than 20 free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels alongside NOW TV Live’s including NBC News NOW, Sky News and genre-based channels from Xumo Play.
“With content and connectivity at the core of our company, we are uniquely positioned to build and deliver streaming entertainment offerings unlike anything else out there today,” Comcast Cable President and CEO Dave Watson said in a press release.
Comcast NOW TV relies, in part, on technology developed by Xumo, the company’s joint venture with Charter, focused on developing streaming capabilities.
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My current billing per month is 150.00-170.00, so how can this help? I’m retired on a fixed income, single! Sorry but I need something affordable. And I’m on Comcast/ Xfinity was on the phone for 2 weeks now over my service not working. I’m still waiting for the replacement boxes.