Peacock is a subscription video streaming service from NBCUniversal that gives access to over 15,000 hours of content including original shows, blockbuster movies, and classic television series.
For those with a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming subscription, Peacock is free with your plan. While pricing hasn’t been announced, for those without a pay-TV subscription, you should be able to subscribe to Peacock for $5-10 a month depending on if you want an ad-supported or ad-free experience.
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.
Peacock will also become the exclusive home for Parks and Recreation (October 2020) and The Office (January 2021).
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.
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, iPhone/iPad, Web Browsers, and Android Phone/Tablet.
For now, we don’t know whether Peacock will be offer user profiles. With most streaming services now offering profiles though, it wouldn’t be surprising if they follow suit.
Just like the NBC App, Peacock will likely let you stream on multiple devices at the same time. As of right now though, Peacock hasn’t disclosed the exact number of devices.
Peacock displays ads while watching content.
Peacock is built on the same platform as Sky’s Now TV platform, which supports offline downloads. While they haven’t announced it yet, it is likely on their ad-free plan that they will support offline downloads.
No International Access
When you leave the country, you will likely only be able to access content you’ve already downloaded to your mobile device.
Nearly all content on Peacock is in HD. The service doesn’t yet offer any content in 4K.
Some shows and movies on Peacock are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Peacock doesn’t support Dolby Atmos audio.
Peacock is compatible with these devices: