Feb 21 AT 5:08 PM Edgar Cervantes 9 Comments

Comcast to launch Xfinity Streampix for your on-demand video needs

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Netflix and Hulu are the kings of the hill when it comes to on-demand video. These services can be used to play movies and TV shows on practically any device. Other services like Crackle and HBO Go have already made their attempts to fight the giants, albeit unsuccessfully. This time, Comcast is going at it with its soon-to-be-released Xfinity Streampix service.

The service will launch this Thursday, but Android (and other) apps will not be available until later this year. Comcast is not giving us any more information about the availability of this app, though. For now, it seems like the service will only be available via browser.

Comcast has made deals with Disney, ABC, NBC, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Digital Distribution and Cookie Jar among others. This will assure access to a good variety of shows and movies in a timely manner, which is essential for such a service.

So far, it seems users will need to have a bundled subscription with Comcast in order to use Streampix, or it can be added to your service for $4.99. Many current subscribers will be getting the services included with their current plans, which should be a nice treat. Regardless, you will need to be with Comcast to use it, which makes it much more similar to HBO Go.

Stay tuned for more details come Thursday, and let’s wait to see when this app shows up. This one is worth checking out, especially for current Comcast subscribers. Hit the source link for more details, and let us know if you will be using this service.

Via: Droid-Life

Source: Comcast

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Well, since I must have cable service by Comcast, they just lost the potential of getting my business. I purposely don’t buy cable/satellite service because it’s not worth it. I’d certainly consider replacing my Netflix streaming subscription with a service like this IF it were good enough, but requiring me to also have a cable subscription just killed that possibility.

    So for now, I guess I’m still looking for a better service than Netflix streaming…

  • spazby

    great, yet another option… hopefully it will keep the competition on its toes…

  • Jeff Pan

    This to me looks like a bad deal. Get a $100 cable subscription and then a $5 streaming plan!

    No please, I still like my $8 Netflix and Hulu

  • KRS_Won

    As an app, the *pad had it already, but you could only stream in home, and while on their internet.
    Before, there was only the option to watch Xfinity TV on a laptop (current episodes only.) I’m happy to finally see this coming to Android for on the go viewing.

  • thekaz

    you had me up until $4.99… buh

  • cabrone

    This will make the android app not just change the damn channel.

  • Paul Atreides

    This should be free for those with a subscription. I’d like to see a nice competitor to Neflix, as of late the content is just getting worst except for the TV show section. They are removing more content than they are adding these days.

  • Nosgoth1979

    I’m not too impressed. Their content seems kind of underwhelming and Streampix is streaming only, while other services–like Blockbuster @Home–have many more options. I’ve been using Blockbuster @Home since my employer, DISH, released it, and I love it. I get unlimited streaming on a very respectable library of shows and movies; I get DVD, Blu Ray, and video game disc rentals by mail (that I can take into a store for exchange if I want); and I get a slew of high-def movie channels. That seems like a much better deal to me than paying $5 a month for a bit of streaming content attached to an already overpriced cable service.