NBC's Peacock Streaming Service to Be Available on Apple Devices at Launch in July

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NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, will be available on Apple devices that include the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV when it launches on July 15, NBC announced today.


Peacock will be fully integrated into the Apple TV app, and it will be available in the Watch Now section. Peacock content will be tracked by Apple's Up Next feature, and customers will be able to use Siri to search for Peacock shows and movies.

The new streaming service will have a free tier that offers 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and live programming like sports, news, reality, and late night shows. There will also be a Peacock Premium tier available for $4.99 per month with over 15,000 hours of content.

The $4.99 per month price point includes ads, but an ad-free experience is available for an additional $5 per month. Apple customers will be able to sign up for Peacock Free or upgrade to premium using the Peacock app on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV.

Peacock will include popular movies like "Jurassic Park," "E.T.," and "Shrek," along with NBC TV shows like "Law & Order: SVU," "Parenthood," "30 Rock," "Parks and Recreation," "Two and a Half Men," "King of Queens," and more.

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BrentT

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I have Premium through my Comcast account but without ads would be $5/month.
 

nutmac

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Peacock is mainly for getting people to choose Comcast for broadband Internet, as subscribers get complementary ad-supported subscription valued at $4.99/month. If Hulu is any indication, Comcast stands get extract $6-8 in ad revenue from each subscribers, so win win for them.

Meanwhile, AT&T will be offering complementary HBO Max (valued at $14.99/month) to gigabit Internet service.
 
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It looks like every network is going to have their own not-so-cheap dedicated streaming service, which locks in their content for those who choose (or can afford) to pay for it. I think consumers will get wise, rotate among a service or two at a time to binge watch the shows they like, then on to the next service(s).
 

Drogba11

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Been waiting for this service starting so I can cancel my sling Blue subscription. Peacock includes NBCSN and therefore all of the premier league games included in the price. I’m currently paying $40 a month just to have NBCSN in my subscription on sling so this will save me $30 a month and I’ll get to see all the premier league games. For people like me this is a great alternative to the bloated cable packages.
 

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It looks like every network is going to have their own not-so-cheap dedicated streaming service, which locks in their content for those who choose (or can afford) to pay for it. I think consumers will get wise, rotate among a service or two at a time to binge watch the shows they like, then on to the next service(s).

Honestly it’s really as simple as a group of 4-5 friends or family members each paying for a different service and allowing the others access. Thus you’re only paying for 1 service.

Yes I know not everyone has 5 friends or family members or wants to go through that hassle, BUT a lot of people including myself do that.
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This fragmented streaming thing is just going to drive people back to piracy, not smart

Piracy hasn’t gone anywhere Lol. It’s still an extremely popular method to get content and will only get more popular from here.
 

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At this point there is just too many streaming services. I have Netflix which is way above anyone else in my opinion. Their original content is just light years ahead. I also have Disney+ and Hulu with live TV. The Hulu is just so I can watch sports.
 
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zinman

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Been waiting for this service starting so I can cancel my sling Blue subscription. Peacock includes NBCSN and therefore all of the premier league games included in the price. I’m currently paying $40 a month just to have NBCSN in my subscription on sling so this will save me $30 a month and I’ll get to see all the premier league games. For people like me this is a great alternative to the bloated cable packages.
I think I read Peacock will carry 140 matches. I think it’s on par with NBC Sports Gold. Maybe they are doing away with that service and sending it to peacock. Do you know if it is indeed NBCSN coverage? Sorry if I’m wrong. On a side note, who do you follow? COYS!

Edit: Just noticed your username, never mind LOL
 
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ipedro

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It looks like this will be an AppleTV Channel, rather than a separate Peacock app. Huge win for Apple and their new platform.

I‘d rather have all my TV content in the AppleTV app rather than a jumble of apps with their own UI’s, sign ins and settings. With Channels, you can subscribe to your favourite slate of services and adjust it at any time, easily adding or removing services from within the one Apple TV app.
 
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sergiobevi

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Been waiting for this service starting so I can cancel my sling Blue subscription. Peacock includes NBCSN and therefore all of the premier league games included in the price. I’m currently paying $40 a month just to have NBCSN in my subscription on sling so this will save me $30 a month and I’ll get to see all the premier league games. For people like me this is a great alternative to the bloated cable packages.

What makes you think Premier League games will be available LIVE? That's a totally different ball game. Wishful thinking?
 

Wags

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Just another choice I guess. If their content looks good for you then get it. If not, pass. Seems like streaming services want subscribers in the $10-$15 range right now. Can’t see consumer’s having very many of these at once.
 
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jimbobb24

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I am going to miss the glory days of streaming before everyone tries to have their own channel. I am sticking with Netflix and one month of Disney plus every year to catch up on Marvel films. And that’s it.
 

vixster1901

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NBC app has never worked well on Apple TV. Crappy, sucks big time. freezes frequently.. good luck Peecock!
 
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