NimbleTV’s TV Everywhere service is now available to existing Comcast and AT&T video subscribers in Chicago.
With the Chicago announcement this morning, NimbleTV announced it was no longer charging a monthly fee for the service when it includes 10 or more channels.
NimbleTV launched late last year in New York City with several paid offerings for its service, but now users in Chicago and New York City can access the cloud-based HD DVR starting at $4.99 a month.
In the New York City area, the service is available to Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and RCN subscribers.
Using Sling-like capabilities, NimbleTV users can view local cable programming – including news, sports and major networks – from anywhere. For additional channels, users can upgrade to NimbleTV’s Pro TV plans. Pro TV plans, which can, for an additional charge, feature content from Starz, HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax, start at $29.98 per month. All NimbleTV Pro plans come with a minimum 20 Hour HD-DVR.
Unlike Aereo’s antenna’s, NimbleTV doesn’t require any hardware for its service, which allows authenticated users to view their cable TV programming on any device and from any location. The HD DVR scales up to 300 hours of video content each month while eliminating the scheduling conflicts from hardware DVRs.
"We're delighted to offer Chicago residents a new way of viewing their TV that's on their terms," said Anand Subramanian, founder and CEO of NimbleTV. "By allowing them to 'Nimble-ize' their cable subscription, customers can change the way they access their TV while also respecting the existing TV ecosystem that pays creators for their content."
NimbleTV works on Roku, Apple TV, smart TVs, Web browsers and operating systems, iOS and some Android devices. The service's search feature helps customers find programming by show, title and genre.
NimbleTV said it would rollout the service to several other major cities later this year.