Comcast plans cheap Apple TV+, Netflix, Peacock bundle

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Comcast is preparing to offer consumers a bundle of three streaming services, combining Apple TV+ with Peacock and Netflix in a discounted package.

Comcast's bundle will combine Peacock with Apple TV+ and Netflix
Comcast's bundle will combine Peacock with Apple TV+ and Netflix



Cord-cutting has been growing over the years, as consumers ditched cable channel bundles in favor of streaming services. To try and reduce customer churn through cancellations, Comcast will be offering users a selection of streaming services in a single package.

Called the StreamSaver bundle, Variety reports it is an option for broadband, TV, and mobile customers. It will consist of three services, with Peacock combined with Netflix and Apple TV+.

According to Comcast chief Brian Roberts, the three services will be available "at a vastly reduced price to anything available today," but stopped short of offering pricing.

As a guide, the cheapest Peacock Premium package is $5.99 per month, rising to $7.99 in July, with Netflix Basic with Ads priced at $6.99 and Apple TV+ for $9.99. That is a total of 21.97 per month for all three acquired separately.

The deal could be attractive to consumers who already pay for all three packages, or possibly pay for two and is keenly interested in the third.

"This will be a pretty compelling package," Roberts offers, adding the goal is to "add value to consumers" and to "take dollars out" from other competing streaming services.

Exact launch timing is unavailable for the package, but the report says it will arrive later in May.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    AppleishAppleish Posts: 696member
    There's always a catch with these bundles. For me personally, I only subscribe to streaming service no-ad tiers. You might not be able to go ad-free, or it will make it too expensive to bother to switch.
    mike1watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 8
    cpsrocpsro Posts: 3,206member
    What's the bundle price?
    btw: $5.99 + $9.99 + $6.99 = $22.97 (or $24.97 in July)
    edited May 14 watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 8
    I'm sure it's for the ad tiers. That way they can make up for lower subscription with theoretically a larger audience to sell ads. I doubt I will ever sign up for an ad tier. If I can't afford the ad-free tier, honestly, I probably don't need the content that badly.  ALSO - I like dropping services through the year. I usually get HBO/MAX in the fall when the weather turns and I have more indoor time. But drop it come April or May. 
    StrangeDayslolliverwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 8
    M68000M68000 Posts: 765member
    Thanks.  But,  i would really like to have a sports channel with my local market teams and no blackouts.  Of course this will probably never happen. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 8
    6ryph3n6ryph3n Posts: 55member
    If it gets more people watching AppleTV+ that’s great because they have some great shows that no one watches. Apple is still in the bottom tier of services despite having some of the best content. I’ll never sign up for this because I’m already using Apple One. 
    lolliverwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 8
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 12,917member
    6ryph3n said:
    If it gets more people watching AppleTV+ that’s great because they have some great shows that no one watches. Apple is still in the bottom tier of services despite having some of the best content. I’ll never sign up for this because I’m already using Apple One. 
    How does one conclude that no one watches it, when the streamers don’t share viewership data?
    ronnwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 8
    If it's Comcast, it must be great!!!!!!!
    bala1234watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 8
    entropysentropys Posts: 4,192member
    The end result of all this is that streaming will end up like cable where you get bundles that includes stuff you don’t want, unavailable when you want it, and you get ads even though you have already paid for it. 

    And then widespread piracy will return, and instead of going back to the system that obviated piracy,  big corporations will get even more cosy with big government to watch exactly what everyone is doing, guilty or not.
    muthuk_vanalingamwatto_cobra
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