As of January 31st, Peacock no longer offers a free tier to their service.
What is Peacock
Peacock is an over-the-top streaming service from NBCUniversal, with video-on-demand and some live events. While most of the TV Shows and moves are from the NBCUniversal libraries, there is also a lot of third-party content available from Lionsgate, Starz, Warner Bros, Hallmark Channel, A&E Networks, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Cinedigm, and more. The service used to offer a free plan, but as of January 31st, the free plan has been discontinued. Currently, Peacock only offers an ad-supported “Premium” plan and a “Premium Plus” plan that is ad-free.
Peacock is the streaming service you want if you are looking to watch WWE, Past seasons of Yellowstone, Premier League, The Office, and more.
NBC Peacock Has Two Plans
Peacock has two plans available, Premium, and Premium Plus. Here are the details on each:
Peacock Premium is ad-supported, but subscribers have to pay $4.99 a month. Peacock Premium has well over 80,000 hours of programming. Fans of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Myers can watch new episodes of those shows via Peacock Premium at 8 pm ET. and 9 pm ET instead of their 11 pm and midnight airings on broadcast NBC.
Below is a list of features offered in each Peacock Plan.
- Stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously from one account
- Peacock subscribers can have up to 6 profiles on your account. There are also kids’ profiles so there is parental control.
- Peacock Premium Plus subscribers can download content to mobile devices for offline viewing.
- Peacock video resolution maxes out at 1080p HD. The service supports 5.1 surround audio. Unfortunately, Peacock does not support 4K HDR video and Dolby Atmos.
Peacock Premium Plus
Subscribers can have the service ad-free for a subscription price of $9.99 per month. Peacock is calling this ad-free plan Premium Plus. This plan provides everything you get with Peacock Premium, but includes the following additional features:
- No Ads with most shows (Due to streaming rights, a very small amount of programming will still contain ads)
- Download and watch select shows offline
- Your local NBC Channel streamed live
Comcast Xfinity customers get Peacock Premium free with certain cable and internet services. Those customers can pay an additional $5 per month to have the service free of ads.
How Can You Watch Peacock
Peacock Premium is free for all Xfinity customers with an X1 or Flex 4K streaming device. That means if you only have Xfinity Internet, you need to call and ask them to send you an Xfinity Flex device at no additional cost. To watch Peacock, just download the Peacock app to one of the supported devices listed below, and log in.
Below are the devices announced that support Peacock
- iPhone, iPad, iPod touch,
- Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD
- Xbox One S and Xbox One X
- Playstation 4
- Fire TV devices (as of 6/24/21)
- Android devices
- Android TV
- Chromecast and Chromecast built-in
- Samsung Smart TVs
- VIZIO SmartCast TVs
- LG Smart TVs
- Xfinity Flex 4K
- Samsung Smart TVs
You’ll find a complete list of supported devices on Peacock’s support site.
What is on Peacock
Just about every popular NBC series is on Peacock. You can watch current and past seasons of your favorite shows on Peacock. There are also tons of Peacock original shows, and movies licensed to stream on Peacock. They also have many always live-streaming channels showing curated content throughout the day.
Hallmark on Peacock
Hallmark Channel has made a deal with NBC’s peacock streaming service. Peacock Premium subscribers now have a live stream to Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Furthermore, all three channels will have original TV shows and movies available on demand. This essentially makes Peacock your one-stop shop for Hallmark Channel TV shows and movies. You can also use your Peacock subscription to watch Hallmark shows or catch up on Hallmark Christmas movies.
Sports On Peacock
Premier League – Peacock carries a majority of Premier League matches on the Peacock Premium Plan for fans in the United States. For US fans of English Premier League, Peacock is a must-have.
MLB – Peacock Premium carries Sunday Morning Baseball on Peacock.
WWE Wrestling – Peacock, has essentially taken the place of WWE Network. A Peacock Premium subscription provides access to all significant WWE Pay-Per-Views live, like WrestleMania along with every past episode of WWE Raw, WWE NXT, and Smackdown. The current full episode replays 30 days after air. Peacock also carries every episode of NXT, including full-episode replays available the next day.
Sunday Night Football – Sunday Night Football will stream live on Peacock.
Peacock also carries Horse Racing’s Triple Crown races like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes, Olympic Coverage, Tennis, INDYCAR, The Ryder Cup, and More.
Shows On Peacock
Below are links to our coverage of all the shows airing on Peacock.
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