York County residents who have a hankering for old "Dragnet" reruns, or want to repeatedly watch the New Year's Eve scene in "When Harry Met Sally," are now in luck.
Comcast's Xfinity TV announced this week it has launched Streampix into the region, allowing local customers to view a vast catalog of movies and TV shows on multiple screens both in the home and in their hands. Users in Comcast's Keystone Region will now have access to current and past seasons of TV series, movies and more.
The additional feature, which is comparable to Netflix and Amazon streaming, is free to most Comcast customers who have Xfinity Triple-Play and Double-Play packages.
For customers who don't have Streampix included in their subscription packages, the cost is $4.99 a month.
With Comcast upgrading its content storage and distribution system, Streampix has had a positive residual effect on Xfinity On Demand as well, with "significantly more content available to customers," said spokesman Bob Grove.
Xfinity On Demand now offers a deeper roster of movies, TV series, kids' content, music and other special programming, he said.
"Streampix is a really great complement to the On Demand content," Grove said.
Though there are similarities between Streampix and On Demand, the former offers a larger library of content.
Customers can view that content, which is a mix of classics, new shows and "reruns you can't get anywhere else," on their TVs, at Xfinity.com/TV, Xfinity TV on Xbox 360 and through the Xfinity Player app, he said.
Comcast launched Streampix more than a year ago in certain parts of the country and recently began implementing the service locally.
Before the end of the year, it will be added throughout most of Central Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Reading and Chambersburg, Grove said.