Comcast is introducing YouTube TV to its Xfinity Flex gadgets, offering users one other avenue for opting out of conventional cable.
YouTube was previously supported on Comcast’s Flex bins, however the addition of YouTube TV offers users the flexibility to get some 85-plus dwell tv channels for $65 monthly. It’s not the primary dwell TV streaming service to reach on the platform — Sling and Hulu with Stay TV have been already supported. However it does diversify the streaming choices for individuals who don’t need to pay Comcast for cable.
Colin Petrie-Norris, senior vp of shopper leisure at Xfinity, mentioned in a statement that the addition of YouTube TV “is one other instance of how we encompass our broadband service with worth, giving our clients entry to all their most popular content material and subscriptions on one system.”
It’s a curious transfer from a cable supplier, nevertheless it additionally is sensible if Comcast needs to remain aggressive in opposition to different over-the-top bins like Roku, Fireplace TV Stick, or Chromecast — all of which help YouTube TV. At present, Comcast offers the bins to its Xfinity Internet clients at no additional cost, nevertheless it does want individuals to make use of them. And meaning supporting standard apps.
YouTube TV is out there to Flex users starting as we speak.
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