Comcast Launches Xfinity Flex, a New 4K Streaming Platform with Apps, Premium Subscriptions, & Free Ad-Supported Content
Comcast announced today a new streaming platform & player called Xfinity Flex. For $5 a month, the platform, which is available exclusively for Xfinity internet customers, includes a wireless 4K HDR streaming media player with the Xfinity Voice Remote. The Flex brings together your streaming entertainment experience similar to a Roku, Fire TV, or Apple TV streaming player.
Flex comes with more than 10,000 free online movies and TV shows—including live streaming TV—from ESPN3, Xumo, Pluto, Tubi TV, Cheddar, YouTube, and more. The Xfinity Flex box features an integrated guide and voice control, enabling customers to easily browse and access programming across apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and Showtime, rent and purchase movies and shows from the digital store, access their digital lockers across platforms by pairing their account with Movies Anywhere, or listen to music from Pandora, iHeartRadio, and XITE.
“Xfinity Flex will deepen our relationship with a certain segment of our Internet customers and provide them with real value,” said Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President, Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable. “For just five dollars a month, we can offer these customers an affordable, flexible, and differentiated platform that includes thousands of free movies and shows for online streaming, an integrated guide for accessing their favorite apps and connected home devices, and the ease of navigating and managing all of it with our voice remote.”
While Flex won’t support traditional vMVPD like PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV, they will have access to Sling TV's International packages. Thats because, while not available at launch, Xfinity Flex customers will soon be able to upgrade to the full Xfinity X1 cable service right from the guide, which offers hundreds of live channels, tens of thousands of on demand titles, and a cloud DVR.
The device will be available online and at Xfinity retail stores starting March 26th.