Previously, Flex had cost customers $5 per month to essentially rent the device from Comcast when it launched earlier this year. The platform, offering 10,000 free movies and shows in 4K, is Comcast’s answer to other major streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference on Wednesday, highlighted Flex lets users jump from several of the top streaming apps — Netflix, HBO Now, Amazon Prime Video — and will eventually make it easy for its broadband customers to access Peacock, NBCU’s upcoming streaming service.
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A day earlier, NBCU announced Peacock would launch in April 2020 with reboots of “Battlestar Galactica,” “Saved By the Bell” and “Punky Brewster,