Has T-Mobile started something? Roughly a week ago, the mobile carrier (I’m sorry – uncarrier) announced the launch of Binge On, its new all-you-can stream feature that doesn’t count against your mobile data. Now Comcast is doing something similar with Stream TV, an app that let’s you stream from a variety of sources while not eating up your bandwidth.

The most notable difference right off the bat are the services available in the two plans. While Binge On offers Netflix, Hulu, and other similar services, Stream TV stays true to its name by letting you watch ABC, CBS, CW, and a variety of other television networks. They both offer HBO, because it’s not TV, it’s HBO.

Stream TV is currently only available to Internet-only users in Boston and Chicago, but Comcast plans to roll it out nationwide in 2016 for $15 a month.

The fact that it doesn’t use up your bandwidth is certainly appealing, but it also costs more than Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Streaming (when broken down to a monthly rate), and it offers the TV channels that cord-cutters have been doing without for some time. It’s an interesting initiative, offering cord-cutters a compromise between paying for cable and nixing it entirely.

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