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What’s the Difference Between the Free Version of Peacock and Peacock Premium?

Chris Hutton

As Peacock prepares for its national launch on July 15, NBCUniversal is about to enter the streaming wars themselves. When you consider how users have already subscribed to services like HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, why would users even consider another streaming service? One unique element of Peacock is the price. The service comes in two different forms: a free version of Peacock and Peacock Premium. But what’s the difference?

What Is the Free Version of Peacock?

The free version of Peacock offers an ad-supported subscription that will offer users access to 13,000 hours of NBC programs and series.

These will include releases of modern shows a week after they arir, full access to older NBC shows like “Parks and Recreation,” sports programming, daily news, Spanish-language programming and much more. The company also promises that users will not have more than five minutes of commercials per hour.

What Is Peacock Premium?

Peacock Premium will help fill in that hole.

Users will get access to what NBCUniversal estimates will be around 20,000 hours in content. This will include all of the programs that users of the free version of Peacock would typically receive. But it is expected to be expanded significantly in the coming months and years.

This will include exclusive original Peacock programs such as the new show “Brave New World,” additional shows, and movies, next-day access to current shows, daily news and a plethora of other services including live sports.

Last week, NBCUniversal announced Peacock Premium will stream 175 exclusive Premier League matches in the 2020-21 season. All content previously presented on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” will shift exclusively to Peacock Premium.

Peacock Premium will come in two versions: a $5 monthly subscription that includes ads and a $10 service that offers no ads.

Users who already have select cable packages, such as Comcast X1, Comcast Flex or Cox Communications, will receive a $5 discount on any monthly subscription they wish to acquire.

Comparison of TV Shows & Movies on Peacock Free & Premium

Free Tier Premium Tier
21 Jump Street Yes Yes
30 Rock Yes Yes
A Little Late with Lilly Singh Following Week Following Day
Aaron Hernandez Uncovered Yes Yes
Access Hollywood Following Week Following Day
America’s Got Talent Following Week Following Day
American Ninja Warrior No Yes
American Ninja Warrior Jr. Yes Yes
American Psycho Yes Yes
Bad Girls Club Yes Yes
Battlestar Galactica Yes Yes
Below Deck Yes Yes
Billy Elliot Yes Yes
Blindspot Following Week Following Day
Bluff City Law Following Week Following Day
Botched Yes Yes
Bring the Funny Following Week Following Day
Care Bears No Yes
Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot No Yes
Charlie Wilson’s War No Yes
Cheers No Yes
Chicago Fire Following Week Following Day
Chicago Med Following Week Following Day
Chicago P.D. Following Week Following Day
Children of Men No Yes
Chrisley Knows Best Yes Yes
Columbo Yes Yes
Council of Dads Following Week Following Day
Dateline Yes Yes
Dateline Following Week Following Day
Days of our Lives Following Week Following Day
Do the Right Thing Yes Yes
Downton Abbey Yes Yes
Dracula Yes Yes
Dragnet Yes Yes
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk No Yes
Ellen’s Game of Games Following Week Following Day
Everybody Hates Chris Yes Yes
Everybody Loves Raymond No Yes
Fear Yes Yes
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas Yes Yes
Fievel’s American Tails Yes Yes
Fletch Yes Yes
Fletch Lives Yes Yes
Flipping Out Yes Yes
Forgetting Sarah Marshall No Yes
Frankenstein Yes Yes
Frasier No Yes
Friday Night Lights Yes Yes
Fried Green Tomatoes Yes Yes
Gosford Park Yes Yes
Hell’s Kitchen Yes Yes
Heroes Yes Yes
Highlander Yes Yes
Hollywood Game Night Yes Yes
Hollywood Game Night Following Week Following Day
House No Yes
Howard the Duck Yes Yes
Hunter Yes Yes
I Am Ali Yes Yes
Identity Thief No Yes
In The Name of the Father Yes Yes
Indebted Following Week Following Day
Jay Leno’s Garage Yes Yes
Joe Yes Yes
Jurassic Park Yes Yes
Jurassic Park III Yes Yes
Kicking & Screaming Yes Yes
King of Queens No Yes
Kong: The Animated Series Yes Yes
Larry Crowne No Yes
Law Abiding Citizen Yes Yes
Law and Order No Yes
Law and Order: Criminal Intent Yes Yes
Law and Order: SVU Following Week Following Day
Law and Order: SVU No Yes
Leave It to Beaver Yes Yes
Lincoln Rhyme Following Week Following Day
Lone Ranger Yes Yes
Lone Survivor No Yes
Making It Following Week Following Day
Manifest Following Week Following Day
Meet the Press Following Week Following Day
Million Dollar Listing New York Yes Yes
Monk Yes Yes
Munsters Yes Yes
Murder She Wrote Yes Yes
NBC Nightly News Following Week Following Day
New Amsterdam Following Week Following Day
One True Thing Yes Yes
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Yes Yes
Parenthood Yes Yes
Parks and Recreation Yes Yes
Pawn Stars Yes Yes
Perfect Harmony Following Week Following Day
Phantom Thread Yes Yes
Project Blue Book Yes Yes
Psych Yes Yes
Psycho Yes Yes
Punky Brewster Yes Yes
Ray Donovan No Yes
Real Housewives of Dallas Yes Yes
Real Husbands of Hollywood Yes Yes
Royal Pains Yes Yes
Sacred Lies Yes Yes
Saturday Night Live Yes Yes
Saturday Night Live Following Week Following Day
Saved By the Bell Yes Yes
Scarface Yes Yes
Shahs of Sunset Yes Yes
Shrek Yes Yes
Snapped Yes Yes
Songland Following Week Following Day
Southern Charm Yes Yes
Storage Wars Yes Yes
Suits Yes Yes
Sunnyside Following Week Following Day
Superstore Following Week Following Day
Superstore No Yes
Swedish Dicks No Yes
Ted No Yes
The Affair No Yes
The Birds Yes Yes
The Blacklist Following Week Following Day
The Blair Witch Project Yes Yes
The Bourne Identity Yes Yes
The Bourne Supremacy Yes Yes
The Bourne Ultimatum Yes Yes
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Yes Yes
The Game Yes Yes
The George Lopez Show No Yes
The Hitcher Yes Yes
The Inbetween Following Week Following Day
The Interpreter Yes Yes
The Jeff Foxworthy Show No Yes
The Kelly Clarkson Show Following Week Following Day
The Kenan Show Following Week Following Day
The Last House On The Left Yes Yes
The Matrix Yes Yes
The Matrix Reloaded Yes Yes
The Matrix Revolutions Yes Yes
The Mummy Yes Yes
The Rockford Files Yes Yes
The Sting Yes Yes
The Titan Games Following Week Following Day
The Wall Following Week Following Day
This Is Us Following Week Following Day
Titan Games Following Week Following Day
Top Chef Masters Yes Yes
Tully Yes Yes
Two and a Half Men No Yes
Undercover Boss Yes Yes
What Dreams May Come Yes Yes
Willie Yes Yes
Woody Woodpecker Yes Yes
World of Dance Following Week Following Day
Yellowstone No Yes
You, Me & Dupree No Yes
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Following Week Following Day

Meet Peacock: Streaming July 15