Back in July, Comcast revealed a $15-per-month Internet TV service without the previously latched-on cable plan requirement. The catch? You need to be a Comcast high-speed Internet subscriber to access it.
If you already fit that requirement, however, you may find this deal to be worth the conservative asking price. Stream, as the Xfinity-branded mass media overlord calls it, gives Internet users access to "about a dozen networks," including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and even HBO. Additionally, users can watch "thousands" of on-demand movies and TV shows in addition to a unique cloud DVR service to record and watch live broadcasts from virtually any device.
The subscription will initially only be available in the Greater Boston area, which consists of eastern Massachussetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, according to the Boston Business Journal. For the rest of the United States, Stream will make its way to you beginning next year.
While Stream is confined to a few select channels, can only be used in the subscriber's home, and requires a subscription to one of Comcast's pricey Internet plans, it could be a great way for those of us with no other options to take part in live TV and on-demand content from subsidized networks.
For the same price as, say, HBO Now, it may be worth it for those already sucked in to Comcast's monopolistic ISP practices.