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Peacock to Launch on Android and Android TV With Free Extended Trial Until Oct. 15

Stephanie Sengwe

NBCUniversal announced today that when their streaming service Peacock launches nationally on July 15, it will be available on all Google devices — including Android, Android TV devices, as well as Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices. In addition, the service will also offer a free extended trial on Peacock Premium to Android and Android TV users until October 15.

“Given Google’s extensive customer reach, millions of people will be able to start streaming Peacock on their preferred platform or device this July,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, president, business development and partnerships, Peacock in a statement. “We’ve made Peacock free to our distribution partners, including Google, because we want people everywhere to stream Peacock, and the Peacock Premium promotion demonstrates our commitment to providing incredible value for our mutual customers.”

In May, NBCUniversal announced the service would also be available on Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD for its national launch. Users will be able to find Peacock’s content library in Apple’s Watch Now section. To build specific preferences, they can add shows, movies and live sports in the Up Next section. Siri also searches for Peacock content.

The company also announced the first slate of originals available when it launches nationwide. In the drama category, Peacock will launch with “Brave New World” and “The Capture.” “Brave New World” is based on a novel by Aldous Huxley, which imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself.

“The Capture” is a conspiracy thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services.

In the comedy genre are “Intelligence,” a workplace comedy set in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, and “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,” which follows the return of Shawn and Gus as they help Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter after an ambush on the job and leaves him for dead.

For sports lovers, Peacock is offering “In Deep with Ryan Lochte,” which follows Lochte as he tries to put the 2016 Rio Olympics scandal behind him and aims to make Team USA one more time to prove he’s not the same man he was years ago. Peacock will also carry “Lost Speedways,” an exploratory look at great racing cathedrals of the past.

For kids, Peacock will premiere with “Curious George,” “Cleopatra in Space​” and “Where’s Waldo?”

While it won’t be available to everyone until July, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers got a three-month head start on the service. On April 15, Comcast made the streaming service available to Xfinity X1 and Flex users.

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