Comcast is making an attempt to restore its fame with cord-cutters and cord-nevers by providing a free Infinity Flex 4K HDR streaming field to its internet-only subscribers.
Whereas the supply is brand-new as of this week, the field itself was introduced again in March and initially value subscribers $5 monthly. Fortunately, Comcast has determined to chop the month-to-month value in a play to get containers in additional subscribers’ households.
Why is Comcast, an organization that’s infamous for its hardware rental charges, giving one thing away without cost? In a press launch the corporate says that handing customers the streaming field will make it simpler for them to improve to the upcoming Xfinity TV streaming service that’s presupposed to launch subsequent 12 months.
It would not harm that Comcast can be hedging its bets on its service by eliminating the competitors on the Flex – the field would not assist Sling TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, or Hulu with Dwell TV, so Comcast’s service will probably be your solely possibility must you ever determine you desire a cable streaming service.
What when you have multiple TV in the home that requires a streaming field? Comcast will lease you a second field for $5 monthly … which is sort of ridiculous when you think about that the one-time value of an Amazon Hearth TV Stick is $39.99.
So yeah, it is nonetheless Comcast.