Posted Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Comcast subscribers will be able to purchase the popular Netflix series through the Xfinity store along with several other Sony titles.
Comcast and Sony have announced a deal that will give Comcast customers access to the first season of 'House of Cards' without a Netflix subscription. While the series remains a streaming exclusive to Netflix, viewers will be able to buy episodes of the show through Comcast's Xfinity store for playback on a variety of devices. The show has also been available for downloadable purchase from several other services like Amazon and Walmart.com.
The deal also grants Comcast the rights to sell several other Sony shows and films through its service, including titles like 'Breaking Bad' and 'Captain Phillips' which will be available in the coming weeks. Likewise, the cable provider will be able to sell and rent many upcoming titles ahead of their regular VOD releases. This includes 'American Hustle' which will be available for rent or purchase starting this Tuesday. In addition, Comcast has signed a separate deal with Lionsgate for the rights to sell another critically acclaimed Netflix series.The first season of 'Orange is the New Black' will be available in the Xfinity store on May 13 (the same date as its Blu-ray release).
Titles purchased through the Xfinity store can be viewed through the Xfinity On Demand service on a customer's set-top box, on a computer through the Xfinity website, or through the company's apps for Android and iOS devices.
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