NBCUniversal to debut Peacock streaming service this summer with free option

by Brittani Tuttle

At a Comcast investor presentation this week, NBCUniversal unveiled Peacock, their free premium ad-supported streaming service offering more than 600 movies and 400 series, as well as live and on-demand content.


The streaming service will offer tiered subscription options that give consumers a variety of access to Peacock across web, mobile, and connected TV devices:

  • Peacock Free: The free, ad-supported option will offer viewers more than 7,500 hours of programming. Peacock Free offers next-day access to current seasons of freshman broadcast series, complete classic series, movies, curated daily news and sports programming including the Olympics, Spanish-language content, select episodes of marquee Peacock originals and tent-pole series, as well as curated streaming channels like “SNL Vault,” “Family Movie Night,” and “Olympic Profiles.”
  • Peacock Premium: Bundled at no additional cost to 24 million Comcast and Cox subscribers, this ad-supported option will additionally include full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series, next-day access to current seasons of returning broadcast series, early access to late-night talk shows, and additional sports, totaling more than 15,000 hours of content. This option is also available for $4.99 per month on all popular connected mobile and web devices for non-bundled customers.

Premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an extra $5.00 per month, and any customer can purchase this experience directly for $9.99 per month.

Some of the TV shows and films you’ll be able to stream on the service include:

  • “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “Chicago Med”
  • “Two and a Half Men”
  • “The George Lopez Show”
  • Classic NBC series like “30 Rock,” “Bates Motel,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “House,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Saturday Night Live”
  • “Fast & Furious 9”
  • “Jurassic World 3”
  • “Bridesmaids”
  • “Back to the Future”
  • “Jaws”
  • “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”
  • “Shrek”
  • And much more!

Peacock Free and Peacock Premium will be available nationally starting July 15. To learn more about NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, visit PeacockTV.com.


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