Comcast has launched its new streaming cable TV service, Stream TV, in Chicago with plans to roll it out to its entire service area by early 2016.
The over-the-top offering will include live channels from “all the major broadcast networks” and HBO, thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows and a cloud DVR.
Stream TV is available to existing Comcast Xfinity internet-only customers in the Chicago metropolitan area and can be accessed from laptops, tablets and phones in users’ homes.
“It’s an exciting time to be a TV fan – there is more quality content than ever and seemingly limitless ways to keep up with all the shows and movies people are talking about. We’ll continue to experiment by creating offerings like Stream TV so that users can choose the service that works best for them,” said executive vice president and general manager, video services for Comcast Cable, Matt Strauss.
The service will cost roughly US$15 per month – subject to additional local taxes and fees that will vary by market.