NBC Streaming Service 'Peacock' Launching for Some Comcast Customers Tomorrow

NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, is launching for free to some Comcast customers tomorrow, reports Reuters.


The service, which has been in the works for quite some time, will see a wide launch in July 2020 with upwards of 7,500 hours of programming that includes NBC shows and Universal movies, but it is launching early for some Comcast customers.

Peacock will feature a library of existing TV shows and movies like "30 Rock" and "Jurassic Park," along with a limited slate of original TV shows. Peacock is also set to include live sports access, curated shorts, breaking news coverage, and more. Providing access to live sports and live news will allow NBC to differentiate the Peacock service from Disney+, Netflix, and Apple TV+.

People who subscribe to Comcast's Xfinity X1 or Flex TV services will be able to access Peacock Premium for free starting Wednesday. The Premium package will include more than 15,000 hours of content.

Peacock Premium will launch for everyone on July 15 and it will cost $5 per month. A free version will also be available in July, but it won't have quite as much content, and there will be an ad-free tier as well that's priced at $10 per month.

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27 weeks ago
Hooray! I can't wait to add this to my current subscription lineup, Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ESPN+, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Go and of course the regular local programming. I am saving a ton of money now that I cut the cord.
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27 weeks ago


Hooray! I can't wait to add this to my current subscription lineup, Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ESPN+, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Go and of course the regular local programming. I am saving a ton of money now that I cut the cord.

There’s no requirement to have them all you know? I think any sane person who cut the cord is still saving money, I know I am. I’m currently saving a lot now as I was able to cancel my sports subscription which is currently worthless due to the plague.
Currently spending about $20au as opposed to $90, even with sports I was only paying about $45.
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27 weeks ago


Too much is too much, as the launch of Quibi has shown!

why? Choice is good. More the merrier... now we have choices of what to subscribe to.
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27 weeks ago
Too much is too much, as the launch of Quibi has shown!
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27 weeks ago
I’m just happy that DirecTV premier customers get HBO Max free. That’s coming in May. With all these different services that have back catalogs of content it’s hard to see how Apple TV+ gains traction. I don’t plan on subscribing to it when my free year is up.
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27 weeks ago
Live sports streaming will be a big factor for many people. Thus far there has not been a good way to cut the cable and continue having live sports.. without forking over an arm and a leg.
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