Comcast to Launch Live TV Streaming Service

“Stream” is set to roll out in Boston then Chicago and Seattle before reaching everywhere in 2016


Comcast is set to begin rolling out a live TV streaming option — simply called “Stream” — beginning in Boston this summer.

The $15-per-month option will follow suit in Chicago and Seattle soon, and the company “plans to make it available everywhere in our footprint by early 2016,” the cable giant said Monday in a blog post.

“The way we watch TV has become more personal than ever,” wrote Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Video Services for Comcast Cable. “I like to watch live on the big screen in my living room. My kids, on the other hand, prefer to catch up with their favorite shows on their laptops, on demand.”

Via Stream, customers of Comcast’s Xfinity Internet service can watch live TV from about a dozen networks — including all of the major broadcast nets and HBO — on laptops, tablets and phones in their home. It will also include thousands of on demand movies and shows and comes with access to TV Everywhere and a cloud DVR, per Comcast.

To order Stream, Xfinity customers can sign up online and download the Xfinity TV app.