NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service launches on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV & more

NBCUniversal, the entertainment conglomerate owned by Comcast, yesterday launched its new video-streaming service, dubbed Peacock, on the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

Three Peacock tiers

The service offers the following three tiers:

  • Peacock Free: 13,000+ hours of programming with ads.
  • Peacock Premium ($5 per month): 20,000+ hours of programming supported by advertising, includes access to the latest originals and shows like “Saturday Night Live”, “America’s Got Talent”, “Law & Order” and others 24 hours after they air on TV.
  • Peacock Premium Plus ($10 per month): Offers the same content library as the Premium tier but without advertising and with additional shows. Existing Comcast Xfinity and Flex TV subscribers can sign up at no additional charge.

Yes, the paid Premium tier includes ads — five minutes of ads per one hour of programming.

Rich content selection

Peacock offers a wide selection of current, classic and original movies and shows, as well as live news, sports, curated channels and trending content from the conglomerate’s Hollywood properties such as Universal Pictures, NBC Television and NBC News.

Some of the premium offerings on Peacock include popular movies like “Trolls World Tour”, “You Should Have Left”, as well as popular shows such as “Saturday Night Live”, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “Downtown Abey” and more.

Live sporting events to stream on Peacock include US Open Championship and US Open Women’s Championship, Tour de France, La Vuelta, Premier League, an NFL Wild Card Game, Ryder Cup and the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics and Paralympics.

The service will stream four exclusive Premier League Matches on July 15 in the free tier. Peacock will also pick up “The Office” as soon as it leaves Netflix at the end of the year.

Peacock apps

Aside from Apple devices, Peacock is also available on Google’s platforms Android, Android TV and Chromecast platforms, as well as on Vizio SmartCast and LG Smart TVs.

As for gaming console, the service launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One S and One X. It will be available on Sony’s PlayStation the week of July 20.

Roku and Amazon Fire TV streamers are currently unsupported.

The Peacock TV app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is available in the App Store.

Interested in Peacock?

Who’s interested in yet another video-streaming service?

I only subscribe to HBO Max, Netflix and Apple TV+ because the whole point of cutting the cord should be to save money (aside from convenience) over the traditional cable bundle. Besides, I don’t really have much free time to watch those service on a regular basis.

That said, I might be checking out Peacock’s free tier later this week, but I’m definitely not going to become a paying customer for the time being.

How about you?

Let us know what you think of Peacock in the comments down below.