This Is Everything You Need to Know About NBCU’s Streaming Service Peacock Coming in July
Release Date, Pricing, Plans, Original Shows, Movies, Classic Films, Streaming Devices and More
At yesterday’s ‘Peacock’ Investor event, NBCUniversal revealed everything from the pricing to the release date — and a demo — of their upcoming streaming service Peacock. We’ll go through every show, movie and series that will be released by NBCU’s family of brands, including NBC, Universal, USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, E! and Telemundo on Peacock.
When Will Peacock Be Released?
NBCU unveiled that Peacock will debut nationally in the U.S. on July 15, 2020. Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will get access to Peacock earlier on April 15, 2020.
What Is the Price of Peacock?
Similar to other streaming services supported by ads, Peacock will have three different tiers. Peacock Free offers 7,500 hours of programming and will be free to everyone. Then there’s Peacock Premium with 15,000 hours of programming. If you’re a Comcast/Xfinity customer, you can access Peacock Premium for free, while other viewers can get it for $4.99 a month. Customers can upgrade to an ad-free tier of Peacock Premium for $9.99 a month.
What Devices Are Supported by Peacock?
NBCUniversal said Peacock will be available on “web, mobile and connected-TV devices.”
What Are the Features of Peacock?
Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, said Peacock will offer profiles, recommendations, watch lists and a dedicated kids area for a younger audience.
What Shows and Movies Are Available on Peacock?
When it launches in July, the service will bring more than 15,000 hours of content, which will include news, entertainment, sports, late-night and reality from the various properties around the company.
The streaming service announced an original slate, which includes a reboot of “Saved by the Bell,” which will see the return of stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. Additionally, “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail will reboot “Battlestar Galactica” for service, while Soleil Moon Frye will return in an updated version of “Punky Brewster.”
Other series coming to Peacock are “Rutherford Falls” with Ed Helms, “Dr. Death” with Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater, “Girls 5Eva” from Tina Fey, “Angelyne” starring Emmy Rossum, “The Amber Ruffin Show” starring Amber Ruffin and produced by Seth Meyers and “Who Wrote That,” a behind-the-scenes docuseries about “Saturday Night Live.”
Though not initially, Peacock will become the exclusive home of “The Office” (2021) and “Parks and Recreation” (October 2020). Many shows that stream on Hulu will also stream on Peacock like “30 Rock,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Fraiser,” “Cheers,” “House” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
The service will feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.
You can see a full list of Peacock content.