Comcast NOW TV is a new streaming service offered by Comcast service aimed at value-conscious consumers who want a low cost entertainment product. It will provide a number of channels for a monthly fee of $20. The service includes more than 40 live channels, including A&E, AMC, Hallmark, and selections from Warner Bros. A subscription to Peacock Premium is also included at no extra cost.
How Do I Get NOW TV?
To get this new service, you have to be a Comcast Xfinity internet customer. The good news is, if you already have Xfinity, you can add Now TV.
If you don’t have Xfinity, you will have to sign up for it. NOW TV will be accessible through the Xfinity Stream app for $20 a month with no additional hardware required. First, select your Xfinity internet package and NOW TV will be pre-selected and automatically added to your cart.
What Channels Will Be Included In The NOW TV Package?
NOW TV offers more than 40 traditional channels from A&E, AMC, Hallmark, History, BBC America, Discovery, Food Network and HGTV as well as 20 integrated FAST (Free Ad supported Streaming TV) channels from NBC and Sky. See below list:
- Animal Planet
- BBC America
- BBC News
- Cooking Channel
- Discover Channel
- Discovery Life Channel
- Food Network
- Great American Family
- Great American Living
- Hallmark Channel
- Hallmark Drama
- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
- History Channel
- Justice Central TV
- Magnolia Network
- Military History Channel
- Science Channel
- Sony Movies
- Sundance Channel
- Travel Channel
- The Weather Channel
Does Comcast NOW TV Have Local Channels?
The service does not include local networks like NBC, CBS or ABC.
Does Comcast NOW TV Have News Channels?
Comcast NOW TV will offer some news channels such as BBC World News, CNNI, and Sky News. However, it will not include live news channels like Fox News, CNN or MSNBC. Those are not part of the package.
Does Comcast NOW TV Include Any Sports Channels?
NOW TV will have sports channels but they will be offered through Peacock. The good news is Peacock offers some of the most live sports of any streaming service.
You can watch the Premier League, MLB, WWE, Golf, Rugby, NFL, Track & Field, Horse Racing, NBA, MLS, NHL, NASCAR, Indycar, Cycling and Tennis to name a few.
To access Peacock Premium on NOW TV, you will already have a Peacock Premium account or activate a subscription after signing up for NOW TV. You could do this via email after purchasing NOW TV. After which, you will be able to watch Peacock Premium through the Peacock app.
However, ESPN and TBS won’t be part of the package.
Will it Have DVR?
NOW TV will include a 20-hour DVR so you can schedule recordings. The service will allow you to watch on three concurrent streams.
What Devices Can I Watch NOW TV On?
- Browsers including Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge
- Amazon Fire tablets.
- Android phones and tablets.
- iPhones and iPads.
- Xfinity Flex 4K streaming TV box.
- Amazon Fire TV.
Does Comcast NOW TV Have Any Contracts?
NOW TV does not have any contracts, so you can cancel anytime.
In conclusion, Comcast’s NOW TV is an affordable new streaming service for value-conscious consumers who want quality programming at an affordable price. With over 60 streaming channels, including Peacock Premium (which has a robust sports package), movies and top shows, NOW TV is a great option for cord-cutters.
While it does not include local broadcast TV or major news networks, it still offers a variety of entertainment options from A+E Networks, AMC, Hallmark, and Warner Bros. Discovery.
This is yet another option for consumers in the ever expanding streaming landscape.
Do you have Xfinity internet? Will you add NOW TV? If you don’t have Xfinity, would you get it to add NOW TV? Let us know in the comments below.
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