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Peacock Review

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  • 3 Simultaneous Devices
  • Has Offline Downloads
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  • 3 Simultaneous Devices
  • Has Offline Downloads
  • $4.99 For Comcast & Cox Customers

Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to up to 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.

It will include news, entertainment, sports, late-night, and reality from various NBCU properties including NBC, Bravo, and E!.

Just like other streaming services, Peacock will have their own original series including reboots of Save By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica. They also have shows like Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin), and a behind-the-scenes docs-series about Saturday Night Live.

The company has acquired the rights to many classic shows like the entire Dick Wolf library including Law & Order and Chicago Fire, Parks and Recreation, and The Office.

The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and content acquired from Hollywood’s biggest studios.

Peacock
$4.99 – $9.99 peacocktv.com
7-Day Free Trial

Tiers

The service has two tiers, Peacock Free, which is available to all customers at no charge, and Peacock Premium which starts at $4.99 a month with ads and $9.99 a month without ads. If you are a Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, or Cox Contour customer — you will get a $5 discount on either plan — meaning you can get Peacock Premium at no extra charge.

Peacock Free includes 7,500 hours of programming including next day access of first-year NBCU shows, select movies, and complete classic series. Peacock Premium includes 15,000 hours of programming including next day access to current season of all NBCU series, early access to late-night shows, Peacock Originals, and live sports like Premier League, Ryder Cup, and The Olympics.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review

We plan to test Peacock, as we have with other subscription streaming services. While not confirmed, Peacock is expected to be compatible with Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, iPhone/iPad, Web Browsers, Android Phone/Tablet, Android TV, Xbox, VIZIO Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, and LG Smart TV.


Content

Peacock includes more than 15,000 hours of content including original shows, classic series, and movies.

In addition to on-demand content, Peacock has linear channels similar to Pluto TV. These include live content like a full 24/7 feed of The Olympic Channel — but also created ones like one based on the SNL Vault.

Peacock Premium subscribers also have access to Premier League games not available on linear TV, as well as access to WWE Network, including PPV events and on-demand library at no additional cost. You can also stream 24/7 feed of The Olympic Channel. For late-night show fans, you can watch full episodes of The Tonight Show and Late Night starting at 8pm ET daily.

Originals

The NBCU-owned service is doubling down on nostalgia for their original shows, with reboots of Saved By The Bell, Battlestar Galactica, Punky Brewster, and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Other series coming to Peacock are Rutherford Falls with Ed Helms, Dr. Death with Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater, and behind-the-scenes docuseries about Saturday Night Live.

TV Shows

NBCUniversal’s Peacock is the exclusive home of The Office, Parks and Recreation, Law & Order, Chicago Fire and Two and a Half Men.

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.

Movies

Peacock also offers a robust slate of critically-acclaimed films and box-office hits from Universal Pictures and Focus Features.

These titles range from laugh-out-loud comedies like “American Pie,” “Bridesmaids,” “Knocked Up,” “Meet the Parents,” and “Meet the Fockers,” to award-winning classics such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Back to the Future,” “Brokeback Mountain,”“Casino,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Erin Brockovich,” “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” “Field of Dreams,” “Jaws,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Shrek,” and “The Breakfast Club.” Peacock will also feature films from the franchises: “Bourne,” “Despicable Me,” and “Fast & Furious.”

Kids

Peacock has a lot of family-friendly content that airs on NBC, including shows from Dreamworks Animation.

Peacock
$4.99 – $9.99 peacocktv.com
7-Day Free Trial

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Features

Parental Controls

Peacock has some parental controls to help restrict content.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, SHOWTIME, and STARZ also have parental control features.

Up to 3 Devices

Peacock allows you to stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Ads

While both Peacock Free and Peacock Premium are ad-supported, they will only have five minutes of ads per hour of content. You can subscribe to Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 a month to remove ads.

Offline Downloads

When you upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus, you can download shows offline to your mobile device or tablet. On average, a 1 hour show will require about 500MB of storage on your device.

No International Access

When you leave the country, you will only be able to access content you’ve already downloaded to your mobile device.

Peacock
$4.99 – $9.99 peacocktv.com
7-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

Peacock is compatible with these devices:

Peacock is not compatible with Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation, or Nintendo devices.

  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Web Browsers
  • Xbox
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • PlayStation
  • Nintendo
Peacock
$4.99 – $9.99 peacocktv.com
7-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

1080p HD
(Up to 4K UHD)

Nearly all content on Peacock is in HD. However, if you upgrade to Peacock Premium, select shows and movies will be available in 4K.

Stereo Sound
Some Surround

Stereo/Surround Sound

Some shows and movies on Peacock are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Peacock doesn’t support Dolby Atmos audio.

Peacock
$4.99 – $9.99 peacocktv.com
7-Day Free Trial
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