Today Verizon announced the beta launch of a streaming hub titled “+play.” This works similar to the “channels” offered by Amazon, Apple, Roku, and now Google.
Through Verizon’s interface, users can search for and subscribe to various streaming services in one central place. Verizon customers will have the option to add their streaming services onto their phone or home internet bill.
Unlike other services that aggregate your streaming services into one place, Verizon’s hub will include Netflix and Disney+. Others available at launch are HBO Max, Discovery+, NBA League Pass Premium, AMC+, NFL+, as well as other subscriptions from companies like Peloton and DuoLingo.
To sweeten the pot, Verizon is offering a free year of Netflix Premium (normally $19.99/month) to anyone who signs up for a “qualifying” annual subscription of another service.
Netflix Premium, which is their most expensive plan, allows you to watch on up to four devices at a time in Ultra HD, ad-free, and with offline downloads.
This offer is open to a “select” number of customers on a first come, first serve basis. It’s unclear if they have already reached that number as their landing page appears to be offline at the time of publication.