NBCUniversal is giving us another reason to cut the cord and save money — that is, if you haven’t ditched cable already.
The media conglomerate is launching its new streaming service, Peacock, nationwide on July 15. The best news? You can stream without paying a cent.
The Peacock streaming service has three tiered options for watching. Peacock Free includes over 7,500 hours of content, including classic and current TV shows, movies, news, sports, kids’ programs and select episodes of Peacock originals. You can watch episodes of new NBC series the day after they air.
For those willing to shell out cash for more content, Peacock Premium includes more than 15,000 hours of content for $4.99 a month. You’ll have next-day access to current seasons of returning NBC shows plus early access to late-night talk shows and full seasons of Peacock originals.
Peacock is currently offering an early sign-up promotion where you can get a whole year of the premium plan for $29.99.
Paying $9.99 per month will let you enjoy Peacock without any ads.
You might consider signing up for Peacock If you’re a fan of shows like “Law and Order,” “Chicago Fire,” “Yellowstone,” “30 Rock,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Frasier,” “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Superstore,” “Will and Grace,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Peacock will also stream movies from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation, which include the “Bourne,” “Fast and Furious” and “Despicable Me” franchises.
Starting July 15, customers will be able to stream Peacock on multiple platforms including LG Smart TVs, Vizio SmartCast TVs, Google and Apple devices and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles.
If you’re an Xfinity X1 or Xfinity Flex customer, you already have access to Peacock Premium at no additional cost. However, if you want the ad-free experience, you’ll have to pay an extra $5 a month.
Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.