Comcast is launching a new Now TV subscription streaming service which not only unlocks access to more than 40 paid channels and 20 FAST channels, but also Peacock Premium. Not to mention, all of this will only cost subscribers $20 per month.
While there’s no shortage of streaming services to choose from, Now TV appears to be attempting to offer something a little different to the rest. For example, and even though a good portion of the channels are free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels, most aren’t. Instead, the majority of them are channels that you do have to pay for.
Basically, a $20 Now TV subscription unlocks access to more than 40 paid and popular channels, including A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Discovery, Food Network, all three Hallmark channels, HGTV, History, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MotorTrend, OWN, Science Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, and Weather Channel, among others.
On top of all of these paid channels, the subscription also unlocks access to more than 20 FAST channels, including NBC News Now, Sky News, and a variety of different Xumo Play-branded genre linear channels
On top of the paid and free channels, a subscription also includes access to Peacock Premium. This appears to be the ad-supported plan (normally $4.99 per month), but it is still a full subscription. Now TV users are basically able to log in to the Peacock app to stream all the movies, shows, and live sports.
The downside is that Now TV is only going to initially be available to Xfinity Internet customers. When the service launches in the coming weeks, Xfinity Internet customers will be able to sign up for $20 per month through Xfinity.com, access the service through the Xfinity Stream app, and cancel at any time.
They will also gain access to a 20-hour DVR and the ability to watch Now TV on up to three devices at the same time.
Considering Now TV will be available through the Xfinity Stream app, subscribers will be able to download the app and access the service on a variety of different platforms and devices. For example, Fire TV, iOS, and Android-powered devices, and, of course, Comcast’s own Xfinity Flex player.