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Comcast Makes New Play for Cord Cutters With Streaming Service

  • Xfinity Flex will provide 10,000 movies, shows for $5 a month
  • Service provides a lower-cost alternative to its X1 platform
Inside An Xfinity Store By Comcast Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg

Comcast Corp. is rolling out a new video-streaming service for customers who have abandoned traditional cable TV.

The service, called Xfinity Flex, will be sold to its internet-only subscribers for $5 a month, Comcast said on Thursday. The offering, which debuts on March 26, will come with more than 10,000 movies and TV shows, as well as ESPN3 and other networks.