Online TV streaming is all the rage these days with multiple players trying to take advantage of the increasing trend that’s seeing people cut the cord and move to over-the-top options that don’t require contracts. Comcast actually launched a TV streaming service in 2015 called Stream that’s only available in a few cities. According to a new report, the company is now planning a major expansion by relaunching and rebranding Stream and offering it everywhere Comcast offers its internet service.
Reuters reports that Comcast is going to call its new TV streaming service Xfinity Instant TV. Prices may start at $15 per month for major broadcast networks like NBC and ABC. It may go up to $40 per month for additional premium networks like ESPN.
Comcast’s Stream service is only available in a handful of markets like now such as Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Hampshire. A nationwide launch will certainly be a major expansion of the service which the scribe believes is likely to happen in the third quarter of this year.
One detail that’s going to set it apart from competitors like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue is that Xfinity Instant TV will only be offered to those who are already paying for the company’s internet service.
It’s also possible that any and all streaming data generated by Xfinity Instant TV will not count against the customer’s data cap for the month.
Comcast has not yet commented on this report so there hasn’t been an official confirmation or denial from the company about this yet.