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Peacock Review 2024: Everything to Know About NBC's Streaming Service

Peacock is one of the most thrilling subscription services you can get in 2024. Find out why now.

Sean Jackson, Tyler Schoeber

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Looking for a way to stream everything NBC has to offer but don't have cable? Peacock is NBC Universal's streaming service and has everything (yes, everything) you need from NBC right at your fingertips.

Having launched in July 2020, this platform offers primarily on-demand content, along with a mix of live sports and other programming. Not many streaming platforms offer live sports, so that in itself is huge.

In addition, you can find classic NBC shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, along with new original programming like Those About to Die and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Soccer fans can also enjoy hours of live matches from the English Premier League. And, yes, reality TV show fans have plenty to watch with the US version of Love Island and the Emmy-winning The Traitors.

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NBC's Peacock

Peacock Plans and Pricing

Peacock dropped its free tier in January 2023, so it now only offers two premium subscription options. Bummer, we know. 

But, Xfinity subscribers who subscribe to Gigabit or higher speed service can also get Peacock Premium at no additional cost for two years. Same goes for Xfinity Diamond or Platinum tier Xfinity Rewards members, so if you're an Xfinity user, you might want to check before subscribing.

Check out the different tiers you can subscribe to below:

Peacock Premium: $5.99/month or $59.99/year with ads. This plan gives you access to Peacock's entire on-demand library and live channels, including Premier League soccer matches. This includes exclusive Peacock original series like the Saved By The Bell reboot, Traitors, Love Undercover, and more. You also receive next-day access to currently airing NBC and Bravo shows, along with extended-cut Superfan episodes of The Office. The downside is that it includes ads, but most ad breaks are only 30 to 60 seconds long.

Peacock Premium Plus: $11.99/month or $119.99/year without ads. This plan provides ad-free access to all content on the platform, your local NBC station, and the ability to download and watch some shows and movies offline.

Peacock is also offering a limited-time promotion of $40 off the annual Premium plan, making it $19.99 for a whole year when you subscribe now.

Peacock Features

Peacock is an on-demand platform, so you don't need to record anything. This ain't the old days! Every show, movie, documentary, and other program is ready to view at your convenience, eliminating the need to manage DVR space.

Peacock and Add-Ons

Original Shows: We Are Lady Parts, Love Undercover, The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, Dr. Death, Saved By the Bell, Girls5Eva, Rutherford Falls, and more

Classic TV Shows: CheersEverybody Loves RaymondModern FamilyBrooklyn Nine-NineDatelineLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitDownton AbbeySuits, and Real Housewives of AtlantaThe Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock

Movies: Shrek, Django, Oppenheimer, M3GAN, the Harry Potter film series, If Beale Street Could Talk, Knocked Up, Speed, Spoiler Alert, John Wick

Kids: DreamWorks Nursery RhymesColossal QuestionsCurious GeorgeChicken RunBeethovenBird KarmaThe Twisted Tales of Felix, Despicable Me

Sports: Premier League live streams and replays, talk shows like ProFootballTalk (PFT), supercross, rugby, speed skating, skiing, golf, pro wrestling documentaries, motorsports, and figure skating

News: TodayMeet The PressNBC Nightly NewsMorning JoeThe Reid Out, and The First 48

Unlike many other streaming platforms, Peacock does not offer add-on options. However, it does have a unique mix of Latinx programming. You can watch many popular children's programs, TV shows, sports, and movies in Spanish.

Sports on Peacock

One of the best aspects of Peacock is its sports programming. You can watch Premier League soccer games live, or catch replays and highlights. Peacock also streams major sporting events broadcast on NBC, and in 2024, it will host the Summer Olympics in Paris; you can catch every single minute of the worldwide sporting event right on Peacock. The platform also offers a large selection of live sports, including simulcasts of NBC's sports broadcasts, exclusive coverage, and other events.

Peacock's dedicated "Sports" section includes news, analysis, clips, and replays. Sports fans can enjoy rugby, skiing, figure skating, motocross, and exclusive WWE events. Wrestling fans can also revisit some of their favorite documentaries.

Is Peacock Worth It?

Peacock packs a lot of content into its on-demand platform. You have access to some of the most iconic shows and movies, along with a vast array of children's programming, movies, and sports. The platform is affordable compared to many on-demand competitors, starting at $5.99 per month with ads, or $11.99 per month without ads. And with three concurrent streams, everyone in your home can enjoy what they want on the platform. 

Overall, Peacock offers a lot of value for your money, making it one of the better deals for on-demand platforms.

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