Do you like Saturday Night Live, Keeping Up With the Kardashians or Top Chef? Content from previous seasons will soon be available on NBCUniversal’s new free-to-air, ad-supported streaming TV channels – or FAST.
Amazon Freevee and Xumo Play will both begin offering NBCUniversal’s new FAST channels this summer. The new entertainment, news, sports and Spanish-language channels join existing NBCUniversal offerings, including Dateline 24/7, NBC News NOW and local news stations NBC and Telemundo.
“NBCUniversal is in the enviable position of owning a vast array of iconic shows that aren’t part of our broadcast and cable networks to curate a valuable portfolio of FAST channels,” said Matt Schnaars, president of content distribution. from NBCUniversal, in a statement.
As their full name suggests, FAST channels allow you to watch content for free with ads. NBCUniversal’s new channels range from SNL Vault (a range of SNL music videos) to Telemundo’s Lo Mejor (recent fan favorites and Telemundo hits) to Universal Westerns (series featuring cowboys, gunslingers and outlaws). the law).
The experience of watching a FAST channel differs from what you might encounter when trying to watch something on a traditional on-demand streaming service like Netflix or Max. For example, on a FAST channel, you may not be able to restart a show from the beginning or pause it.
There are plenty of destinations to choose from when you’re in the mood to watch content, from Freevee, which made our best list of free streaming services, to live and on-demand streamers that we think are worth watching. worth getting paid, like Starz and Hulu Plus live TV.