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Comcast launches Xfinity Flex streaming platform for web customers

Comcast has unveiled a new US$5 per-month streaming TV platform in the US targeted at its internet-only Xfinity customers.

Due to launch next week, Xfinity Flex offers a 4K HDR streaming TV device that customers can use to access popular streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and Showtime.

Comcast claims that more than 10,000 free online movies and TV shows, including live streaming TV, will also be available through Flex from ESPN3, Xumo, Pluto TV, Tubi TV, Cheddar, and YouTube.

The device comes with a voice remote and features an integrated guide for accessing streaming video and music choices, as well as Comcast’s home WiFi, mobile, security, and automation services.

Users will also be able to upgrade to Comcast’s full Xfinity X1 cable service from the Flex guide.

“Xfinity Flex will deepen our relationship with a certain segment of our internet customers and provide them with real value,” said Matt Strauss, executive vice president, Xfinity Services for Comcast Cable.

“For just five dollars a month, we can offer these customers an affordable, flexible, and differentiated platform that includes thousands of free movies and shows for online streaming, an integrated guide for accessing their favourite apps and connected home devices, and the ease of navigating and managing all of it with our voice remote.”