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Peacock’s base plan is free, but it costs $5 a month to stream its full library with live sports like the Olympics and Super Bowl

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Peacock is a streaming service from NBCUniversal.

Peacock

  • Peacock is a streaming service with NBCUniversal shows, movies, sports, and news.
  • The base plan is ad-supported so you can watch some of the catalog for free with commercials.
  • Peacock Premium ($5/month) offers more to watch, and Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month) is ad-free.

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Peacock is the on-demand streaming home for NBCUniversal movies and shows, making it the only place to stream hit series like “The Office.” Free and premium versions launched in July 2020; the ad-supported Peacock Premium plan costs $5 a month, while the ad-free Peacock Premium Plus plan costs $10 a month.

Starting this year, Peacock will stream brand-new Universal films within four months of their theatrical releases. This includes big titles like “Jurassic World: Dominion.” Multiple seasons of shows like “Yellowstone” and “Modern Family” are featured on Peacock as well. Peacock Premium also streams live sports, including Super Bowl LVI and every event at the 2022 Winter Olympics. 

Below, we broke down everything you need to know about Peacock, including full details on pricing, plans, content, and supported devices.

What is Peacock?

The Office on Peacock“The Office” is one of the most popular exclusive shows on Peacock. You need Peacock Premium to watch every episode.

Peacock

Peacock is a streaming service created by NBCUniversal with three subscription plans: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. The platform offers a collection of shows, movies, and original series, along with live sports and news updates. 

Content can be viewed via an on-demand library or via special streaming channels broken down by genres and franchises.

Peacock’s catalog includes a mix of new and classic NBC shows, like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Office,” and Universal films. Peacock original programs are also included for premium subscribers.

For detailed impressions, you can read our full Peacock review.

Where can I sign up for Peacock?

Peacock launched nationwide on July 15, 2020. You can sign up for a Free, Premium, or Premium Plus subscription right now through the Peacock website.

Where can I watch Peacock?

Peacock devices

Peacock

Peacock’s streaming app is available on Vizio, Samsung, and LG smart TVs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Chromecast, Xfinity, and Flex devices.

The service is also available through its official website. You can browse a full list of supported devices here.

Is Peacock free?

The base version of Peacock is free, but there are commercials. Peacock promises more than 7,500 hours worth of movies and TV with its free version, but you can get access to twice as much content by upgrading to a Peacock Premium plan.

How much does Peacock Premium cost?

Peacock Premium costs $5 a month or $50 a year. However, Peacock Premium still has commercials. If you want to watch without ads, you need to upgrade to the Peacock Premium Plus ad-free plan for $10 a month or $100 a year.

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The Peacock Premium catalog includes new original series, gives subscribers access to exclusive content from NBC shows and WWE Network, and lets you watch ongoing series the day after they air on TV.

If you already subscribe to Xfinity internet or cable you get Peacock Premium for free with your current subscription. 

What shows and movies are on Peacock?

Bel Air reboot Peacock“Bel-Air” is a dramatic reboot of Will Smith’s classic 90s sitcom.

Peacock

Peacock features more than 15,000 hours worth of TV and movies, though you’ll need a Premium subscription to access the full catalog. NBCUniversal says about half of the catalog, more than 7,500 hours worth, is available for free.

You can stream classic shows, like “The Office,” “Law & Order,” and “Parks & Recreation.” Peacock Premium users can access new episodes of ongoing NBC shows the day after they air. Daily broadcasts from NBC News and MSNBC also stream on Peacock, and subscribers can watch past documentaries and “Dateline” investigations.

Universal film franchises, like “Fast & Furious” and “Jurassic Park,” are part of the rotating catalog, along with classic movies like “E.T.” and “Schindler’s List.” Films from other studios, like “The Harry Potter” series, are also included from time to time. Peacock’s movie selection isn’t permanent, however, so some titles may be removed and then added back at a later date. 

Peacock Premium subscribers are also able to watch new original shows, like the Tina Fey-produced series “Girls5Eva,” the Ed Helms-led sitcom “Rutherford Falls,” and “We Are Lady Parts,” a musical comedy about a Muslim punk band. A dramatic reboot of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” starts streaming exclusively on Peacock on February 13.

Peacock has live sports as well, including Sunday Night Football and matches from the Premier League. Wrestling fans can watch WWE Network shows and PPV events as part of a Premium or Premium Plus membership.

Can I watch brand-new Universal movies on Peacock?

marry meOwen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez in “Marry Me.”

Universal

In 2021, Universal began releasing select movies, like “Halloween Kills,” on Peacock Premium and in theaters at the same time. The next same-day movie release will be “Marry Me” on February 11. No other same-day releases have been announced for 2022.

Instead, other upcoming Universal films, like “Jurassic World: Dominion,” will come to Peacock within four months of their theatrical release. The deal, announced in July 2021, covers films from DreamWorks Animation, Illumination, Universal, and Focus Features.

Following their theatrical windows, the movies will be available exclusively on Peacock for four months. They can then be licensed to other services for 10 months, before returning exclusively to Peacock for another four months.

In recent years, Universal films have premiered on HBO Max and HBO following their theatrical releases. While 2021 films from Universal, like “F9,” are still set to go to HBO first, 2022 releases are not expected to be available on HBO’s platforms.

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