FX and Comcast have announced a new FX+ premium video service launching on Tuesday, Sept. 5. For $5.99 per month, Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers can stream unlimited FX and FXX content without commercials.
FX+ will offer commercial-free viewing of current seasons of both FX and FXX original series. Additionally, you’ll find other seasons for other FX current and back catalog titles.
As TechCrunch was first to explain, the FX+ service isn’t for cord-cutters:
These deals allow Comcast to share in the subscription revenue these premium add-ons generate, which are targeted largely toward the network’s biggest fans – that is, those who want to watch their favorite TV shows uninterrupted, as they would on rival streaming services, like Netflix. The working theory is that these super fans will see the upcharge as a nominal fee that allows them to watch shows ad-free, on-demand, and on more devices.
Not all of FX’s back catalog of original programs will be available when FX+ launches next month. Instead, it might not be until 2018 when the entire catalog becomes available. In total, FX expects to add 1,100 episodes from original programs from the past 15 years.
Beginning Sept. 5, the FX+ service will be accessible through Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream app and website, and FXNOW. Xfinity customers can also upgrade through their set-top boxes, the Xfinitytv.com website or by calling Comcast.