Netflix may own the streaming rights for House of Cards in the U.S., but fans don’t necessarily need a subscription to watch the show as long as they’re Comcast customers, Variety reveals. The cable operator has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which manages international and home video distribution for House of Cards, to offer customers access to season one of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama via the recently launched Xfinity Store.
Only season one of House of Cards will be available to Comcast customers for now, although the cable provider plans to bring Xfinity Store customers another popular Netflix show on May 13, the first series of Orange Is the New Black, through a deal with Lionsgate.
On top of Netflix content, the Xfinity Store will also offer access to other TV shows and movies ahead of their VOD-rental windows, Variety adds. Titles including American Hustle, Breaking Bad, Captain Phillips, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Amazing Spider-Man and 21 Jump Street should be soon available.
Xfinity Store customers have the option of watching their chosen shows on the TV, on a computer in a browser, or on a smartphone/tablet with the appropriate Xfinity On Demand Purchases app for iOS and Android.