Comcast on Tuesday announced its new streaming offering for Xfinity Internet customers. Called Now TV, the package costs $20 per month and includes Peacock Premium as well as over 40 live channels and over 20 free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels.
The addition of Peacock’s premium subscription — priced at $4.99/month — is notable considering that Xfinity subscribers were told in February that the streaming service would no longer be included for free starting June 26.
Overall, Now TV is probably an attractive option for users who don’t want to pay for cable or other expensive live TV streaming services such as Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, or Sling TV. Additionally, Xfinity offers a regular cable package, Popular TV, for $50 per month.
Live TV channels included in the Now TV package are A&E, Afro, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC News, Comedy.TV, Cooking, Crime + Investigation, Discovery, Discovery Life, Food Network, FYI, Great American Family, Great American Living, Gate TV, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, The History Channel, Investigation Discovery, IFC, Justice Central, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Magnolia Network, Military History, MotorTrend Network , Own, Chasing, Recipe. TV, Science Channel, Sony Movies, Sundance TV, TLC, Travel Channel, Vice, WETV and The Weather Channel.
Subscribers also have access to multiple Xumo Play channels like NBC News Now, Sky News, as well as FAST channels that Comcast acquired in 2020. Xumo Play is a free streaming app on the Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex that offers live and on-demand content. ,
Now TV will include 19 genre-based channels from Zumo Play, such as Action Movies, Black Cinema, Bollywood & Indian Cinema, Comedy Movies, Comedy TV, Crime TV, Documentaries, Drama & Action TV, Family Movies, Food TV, Movies, Game Shows, Hero Movies, Horror & Thriller, Kids TV, Reality TV, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, Travel & Lifestyle TV and Westerns.
Now TV is set to launch in the coming weeks. At launch, live TV and fast programming will be available on the Xfinity Stream app on supported devices, including Xfinity Flex, Fire TV, iOS devices, Android devices and more.