Comcast has officially unveiled its new streaming video service, Xfinity Streampix. This new service aims to provide facilities similar to those offered by Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Xfinity Streampix is hoping to appeal to users looking to cancel their cable TV subscriptions and instead opt for a premium streaming service that meets their video consumption requirements. On February 23rd 2012, Streampix will officially go live and will be available for Comcast customers owning either a double-or triple-play subscription package. This means the user will have to subscribe to both TV services as well as a regular or Internet telephone plan in order to be eligible.
Users with just a basic subscription service will have to pay $4.99 per month additionally to get this facility.
SVP of Comcast Video services, Marcien Jenckes, commented: "We also recognize there's a marketplace for streaming deeper-library movies and TV shows and that's where Streampix comes in," stated a Comcast blog post.
"With Xfinity Streampix, we're adding more past season TV shows, more movies and more value to our customers' subscriptions."
Streampix will be available on various platforms including web browsers, Xbox 360, Android powered devices and also iOS devices.