The company we all love to hate announced the launch of its new “Stream” service in an effort to win back cord cutters. Unlike the completely misguided attempt by Time Warner to win customers back by showing fewer commercials and pulling its programming from Netflix, Comcast’s idea actually makes sense for cord cutters.
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The first is you have to live in the Boston area — which includes all of eastern Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire — but the company plans to launch in Chicago and Seattle shortly after and nationwide by early 2016.
Secondly, you must be an Xfinity (Comcast Internet) customer.
On the plus side, it’s at least a working model that will force other ISPs to take notice. If it’s successful, you can bet that your ISP will begin offering a similar take on Comcast’s Stream.
This doesn’t solve every problem with cable, but it’s a step in the right direction.
➤ Comcast launches standalone streaming service in Boston area, but there’s a catch [Boston Business Journal]