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 has a free, premium, and ad-free subscription options.
NBC Peacock Has Two Plans
Peacock has three plans available, free, Premium, and Premium Plus. Here are the details on each:
Peacocks free is an ad-supported plan that boasts over 7500 hours of programming. The free plan allows viewers to watch episodes of new NBC shows one day after they air on broadcast NBC. The free version of Peacock also airs movies, classic TV series, and select episodes of original content shows. There are also curated content groupings like “SNL Vault,” “Family Movie Night,” and “Olympic Profiles.”
Peacock Premium and Premium Plus
Peacock Premium is ad-supported, but subscribers have to pay $4.99 a month. 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. 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.
Peacock Premium has double the content of the free version, with around 15,000 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.
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
With popular series, some episodes are available on the free version of Peacock. However, subsequent seasons are usually available on the premium tier. “Select episodes of original content” are available on the free plan, and you need Peacock Premium to watch Peacock’s original shows.
Hallmark on Peacock
As of November 2nd, 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 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.
Shows On Peacock
Below are links to our coverage of all the shows airing on Peacock.
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