If you’re using Comcast for your Internet Service, you can add rudimentary TV streaming for $18. The channel lineup basically amounts to OTA fare, all the usuals (Comet, Justice, Joe, WE, Antenna TV, ION, Quest,Heroes & Icons, Movies, etc., Plus the Local Affiliates (ABC, CBS, NBC).
They are offering a free, one-month trial, so I logged into my account and signed up, Getting about 35 (real) channels, once I scrape away all the PBS, kids, shopping and local access channels … I’m pulling in over 60 channels on my antenna, by the way.
Quality is GREAT, Interface is a little rough, but Cloud DVR is outstanding and easy (20 hours, complimentary). You can add blocks of programming for anywhere between $10 - $25 (depending upon category), and Streampix commercial-free movies for five bucks.
There are mobile apps for Android and apple, but the only TV process is Roku. It’s brand-new, still in Beta, so much of this will change, of course. For right now, it’s a great Opening.
This is not something I’d (personally) benefit from, as my OTA setup pulls in everything they offer and much much more. But for people living in dorm rooms, stationed temporarily, short-term renters and those who just don’t watch much TV, it’s fantastic.
They make it EASY to cancel, no tricks, no phone calls and no hassle. I’m sure they’ll send me a few email reminders before my trial month ends, but I’ve created a reminder just in case. Not quite sure who the target audience is (and I’m definitely not one of them) but I think it’s great when a company offers a thin, cheap no-frills TV package to go with their Internet service.