NBCUniversal launches Peacock streaming service nationally

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, has officially launched with both free and premium subscription tiers.


Peacock offers more than 20,000 hours of content from networks and studios including NBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, E!, The CW, Fox, Nickelodeon, Showtime, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, and more. The service will also offer Peacock Original movies and shows; more than 30 curated channels; current season series and specials from NBC and Telemundo; live news and sports; and daily trending highlights from you favorite news outlets.

“This is a historic moment for our company as we proudly introduce Peacock to consumers nationwide — a groundbreaking vision that was brought to life by an incredible team of people from across Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky,” said Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock. “From current, classic and original movies and shows, to live news, sports, curated channels and trending content from around the world, Peacock is the only free, premium ad-supported streaming service that brings together everything consumers love about television and streaming — all in one place.”


Viewers can tune in to either the ad-supported free tier of Peacock or opt for the ad-supported premium tier for $4.99 per month, with no more than 5 minutes of ads per hour. An ad-free version of the premium tier is also available for $9.99 per month.

Peacock is currently available on the following devices:

  • Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD
  • Google platforms and devices, including Android, Android TV, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices
  • Microsofts Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X
  • Vizio SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs
  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro (starting the week of July 20)

Free Tier Highlights

With Peacocks free tier, viewers will have access to more than 13,000 hours of content, including a library of popular films like the Bourne franchise, “Jurassic Park,” “American Psycho,” “The Matrix,” “The Mummy,” “Howard the Duck,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Do the Right Thing,” and more.

The free tier will offer new episodes of NBC’s current season series one week after they air, including “This Is Us” and “The Blacklist,” sample episodes of Peacock Originals, and hundreds of iconic shows like “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live,” and more.

Live sports in the free tier include four exclusive Premier League matches on July 15, coverage of the U.S. Open Championship and Women’s Open Championships, an NFL Wild Card Playoff Game, and select events from the upcoming Tokyo and Beijing Olympics. Viewers can also enjoy on-demand replays of events like Triple Crown horse races, daily highlights from NBC Sports, and hundreds of hours of sports series, documentaries and films.

Premium Tier Highlights

Those who want even more can subscribe to Peacock Premium, which offers access to all 20,000 hours of programming on the platform, including everything in the free tier plus the full catalog of Peacock Originals, all library series, and the entire movie collection.

The premium tier also offers earlier access to programming, such as next-day access to new episodes of current season NBC shows. Exclusive access to “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at 8 p.m. Eastern will only be available on Peacock Premium when the shows return to in-studio production.

Peacock Premium will also offer access to a growing catalog of live and on-demand sports programming, and more than 100 hours of WWE content coming in August.

To learn more about Peacock and to sign up, visit PeacockTV.com.


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