Peacock TV: Is the Peacock streaming service really free?

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Is Peacock TV free and answers to your other questions about the new streaming platform.

The newest streaming platform Peacock TV is ready for your viewing pleasure. Why do you need another streaming service? Peacock offers many NBC shows that you can’t see anywhere else and will have original content available as well.

Peacock will offer many of NBC’s older shows like Cheers, Punky Brewster, Everybody Loves Raymond and 21 Jump Street. Along with all 44 seasons of Saturday Night Live, The Abbott and Costello Movies, The Bourne Trilogy, and Do the Right Thing.

Another thing they have going for them is their fantastic catalog of classic movies.  They have an excellent choice of classic horror films, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Raven, The Invisible Man’s Revenge, and Creature for the Black Lagoon.

There is something for everyone on this service. And many shows and films that you can find anywhere else.

Let’s break down the specifics of Peacock for you.

Is Peacock TV Free?

Yes, the majority of the service is free with ads. You have access to most of the content for free on your device. An email address and password are all you need to sign up for the free service. You can start watching right away, no credit card, or trial period.

What is Peacock Premium?

The premium plan will cost $4.99 after the seven-day free trial, and this gives you access to everything in the Peacock catalog, including live sports. You also get access to next-day access to current NBC hits, complete access to ALL kids shows and movies, and access to more movies and shows than the free plan.

If you already subscribe to Cox or Xfinity cable providers, you may be eligible for the premium plan at no additional cost. Be sure to check with your provider.

And Peacock Premium Plus?

You get everything in the premium plan without the ads for $9.99 a month after the seven-day free trial. There is a disclaimer that a small amount of programming will still contain ads; this includes the Peacock channels, events, and a few shows and movies.

What devices can I view Peacock on?

You can view Peacock on Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Safari, as well as Android and iOS devices. The Xbox One is the only gaming device you can use for this streaming service. There are many TVs that can be used, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, LG Smart TV, and Vizio TV. Check the Peacock website for the complete list and version for each of the listed devices.

And just like HBO Max, Peacock isn’t available to stream with Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV.

Another thing to keep in mind is Peacock doesn’t support streaming via HDMI cables and external monitors.

Peacock has a lot going for it in the way of exclusive content. The fact that the basic plan is free is another reason to check it out. Have you started watching Peacock yet? Let us know in the comments below.

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