If you watch TV, likely you have been hammered with ads about Comcast Xfinity’s new Flex. Comcast Xfinity will be spending millions of dollars in advertising to convince consumers that Flex is the holy grail all Cord Cutters have been looking for…
Why is Comcast pushing Flex so hard?
It seems that Comcast has finally acknowledged Cord Cutting as a legitimate phenomenon, after pushing it off as a myth for years. They finally decided they couldn’t spin the fact that people were fed up with terrible customer service and expensive monthly bills.
Comcast lost 733,000 video subscribers in 2019. When you do the math on that, this means that they lost nearly $80M per month in revenue. So in order to stop this cash hemorrhaging, they have introduced Comcast Xfinity Flex and will stop at nothing to make sure anyone that has internet has a Flex box too.
Comcast Flex – A wolf in sheep’s clothing
The TV ads that Comcast puts together seem very sexy but when we break it down things go from sexy to ugly very quickly. Here is a list of the issues with Comcast Xfinity Flex:
- It’s not open source. Meaning just like your old Cable box, guess who is in control – Comcast.
- In order to watch traditional Cable and Broadcast networks you will still need to subscribe to XFinity TV with all of the same extra Broadcast fees, Sports fees and taxes.
- You cannot hook up a TV Antenna for free local network channels. Why pay for TV channels you can get for free?
- No doubt they will push their new Peacock TV streaming service, but the sad truth is you can’t get a lot of the top streaming services on Flex. Especially Live TV Streaming Services like Philo, YouTube TV, Hulu Live, etc.
- Blackouts still apply. Just like with your old Cable TV, when Comcast has a dispute with HBO, CBS, etc. they just black out the content so you can’t access it.
- Sneaky fees. If you have more than 1 TV, you need to rent additional Flex units for $5 per month.
- You still have to deal with Comcast “customer service” whenever you have issues or price hikes.
- Not compatible with Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV
- The commercial makes it seem like you need the Comcast / XFinity network device. (They just want you to rent their inferior network device for $13+ per month)
If this sounds strangely similar to your old Cable bill, that’s because it is!?! The list goes on and on but if your goal is to Cut The Cord and get Real freedom and Real savings, it makes much more sense work with the experts at freeTVee.
Flex box is just a glorified Cable box
Comcast can change their name Xfinity times, but they are still the same old corporate monopoly that has gouged people for hundreds of dollars every month for over a decade. It’s no different with the Comcast Xfinity Flex box.
The Comcast Xfinity Flex box is just a cable box that streams. Similar to a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, etc. – there are hundreds of streaming boxes. Any of these 3 top streaming boxes also get you thousands of free TV shows and Movies, you don’t need Comcast’s Peacock streaming service for that. However all of these other streaming boxes are open source meaning they let you access any apps that you want, where as the Flex does not – it locks you into only what ever Comcast wants you to access or not access.
The only way to get Real freedom and saving from Cable & Satellite forever is to Cut The Cord with help from the experts at freeTVee. Check out our hundreds of 5 star reviews and you will see that we are here to help educate and empower consumers to make smart decisions about TV & Entertainment.