Comcast’s Xfinity Flex — the streaming device and platform for the company’s broadband-only customers — will add Hulu in the coming weeks, FierceVideo reports. Hulu will join the likes of Netflix, YouTube, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video and Starz, which are all supported on the platform. Peacock, NBCU’s upcoming streaming service, will also be available on the platform at launch.
Comcast launched Xfinity Flex last March. The Flex brings together your streaming entertainment experience similar to a Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV streaming player.
Last May, Comcast and Disney announced they reached a deal for Disney to take full operational control of Hulu. Under the deal, Disney can acquire Comcast’s 33 percent stake in Hulu for no less that $9.2 billion in 2024 — giving the company a $27 billion valuation).
As part of the deal, Disney will continue to license NBCU content for Hulu at least through 2022, but the content is no longer exclusive. With Peacock, NBCU will have the option to put the content on their streaming platform. Hulu also became available on Xfinity’s X1 platform. The two companies also extended their carriage agreement for Hulu Live TV by agreeing to continue to carry NBCU channels through 2024.