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Comcast Streampix Takes Aim at Netflix

by Shane McGlaun

I really like Netflix and other streaming services for movies and TV shows. I have always hoped that eventually there would be a lot more competition in the market and that would push movie studios and other content providers to allow more streaming content overall. If you are a fan of streaming content like me you might appreciate a new offering, Comcast called Streampix.

Streampix will allow you to view content on the web, your iPad and other mobile devices as well. There is a catch with the service though, it will only be offered to subscribers of Comcast cable. That means if you’re like me you live in an area where Comcast isn’t available you won’t be able to get access. For those that can get access it will cost an extra $4.99 per month. Apparently, it will be offered at no additional cost on some cable packages (like those expensive “Triple Play” bundles).

While Comcast has already been offering on-demand movies, the streaming service will offer past seasons of TV shows like 30 Rock, Lost, and many more. It will also have movies like Oceans 11, The Big Lebowski and others. I wonder if the service being tied specifically to a cable company if that will mean Streampix might get content that Netflix is unable to access.

[via Geekwire]

Comments (2):

  1. Jon Hewitt says:

    I am a triple play subscriber but not the top tier that is required for free streampix. Already paying premium at $+/-170 a month, and they want another 4.99/month from me………. no way I’ll stay with netflix and/or amazon prime. Comcast is already gouging me so that I can have espn channels.

  2. Rustin Haase says:

    I stopped Dish Network/Direc-TV/Cable a long time ago when I realized that I was paying huge amounts of $ for mostly crap, conveying ideas I don’t even approve of. Besides, TV is 20th Century, almost imperial, with central points broadcasting out to the masses what they want viewers to “know”. I’ve got fiber to the house and stream video using nothing but net, Hulu & You-Tube mainly. I’m also a netflix subscriber and my antenna with local digital TV works nicely too with my HDHomeRun. I went through a small bit of withdrawal when I disconnected but I’m oveAr it. I say cut the cable. Keep the broadband. :-)

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