Peacock, the new streaming service from NBCUniversal, offers an ad-supported free service tier, as well as two paid tiers ($ 5 per month with ads and $ 10 per month without).
Sign up for free and you’ll have access to two-thirds of the library of approximately 20,000 shows, movies, news, sports and exclusive original programming. It includes NBC shows from the current season one week after they air, as well as a mix of classic TV shows, movies, news and sports from several parent company properties including NBC, Universal Studios, USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, Telemundo, and Universal Kids.
In addition to NBC shows such as “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Saved by the Bell,” the service now also hosts “The Office,” which previously aired on Netflix. And the service plans to license other networks, including A&E, ABC, Fox, and ViacomCBS, which owns the Paramount + subscription service (formerly known as CBS All Access).
Peacock has also made deals for films from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Focus Features, Illumination, Warner Bros. and Blumhouse, with titles ranging from “The Bourne Identity” and “The Matrix” to “Jurassic Park” and “The Godfather”. trilogy.
With the free tier, you miss out on live sporting events and original Peacock programming such as “Brave New World”, “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home” and “The Capture”.
The most recent news is that Peacock has commissioned a series, “Dan Brown’s Langdon”, based on author Brown’s best-selling detective story “The Lost Symbol,” which follows the early adventures of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.
You can access Peacock via the Xfinity X1 cable and Comcast’s Flex streaming platforms, as well as on Apple devices (Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch); Google Android TVs, phones, tablets and Chromecast; Roku streaming players; and LG and Vizio smart TVs. The service is also available on Xbox and Sony PlayStation game consoles. But it’s not on Amazon Fire TV devices.