Comcast Battles T-Mobile's Binge On With New Streaming App
As streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and the like have become the go-to places for on-demand TV shows and movies, Telecom giant T-Mobile has announced its new 'Binge On' service. It is an app that will not charge usage on the user's monthly data allowance when they stream, which is available on selected service providers. The move has received great response as more users shift to video on-demand over traditional cable TVs. American multinational media company Comcast has seen this idea and as such, announces its new streaming app that also doesn't charge the user's data cap.
According to reports, the new streaming app, simply called 'Stream,' is an IP cable service delivered over Comcast's managed network to the home." This way, the data travels over the company's IP gateway instead of the internet proper, thus making the traffic uncharged to the user's monthly data cap.
With the new streaming app, Xfinity Internet users will be able to watch live television from a number of networks, including all the major broadcast nets and HBO, whatever their devices are. Furthermore, Stream includes thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows that users can watch anywhere they are. It even comes with access to TV Everywhere and a cloud DVR so anyone will be able to record their shows and watch them at a later date.
Stream will come with a US$15 price tag on a monthly basis, but will deliver cable-quality videos from stations such as HBO, ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC, PBS and so forth. Also, it won't require a set-top box or even actual cables. However, the service will only be available to internet users in Boston by the end of summer, then Chicago and Seattle will come after.
Comcast says that getting started is very easy as it only requires its eligible customers to sign-up online, download the Xfinity TV app and start watching.
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