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.
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.
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.
We plan to test Peacock, as we have with other subscription streaming services. While not confirmed, Peacock is expected to be compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Peacock has a lot of family-friendly content that airs on NBC, including shows from Dreamworks Animation.
Up to 3 Devices
Peacock allows you to stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.
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.
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 is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV (webOS 3.0+)
- Samsung Smart TV (2018+)
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV (2016+)
(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.
Some shows and movies on Peacock are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Peacock doesn’t support Dolby Atmos audio.