The more streaming services, the better, right? Well, regardless of the answer to that question, NBCUniversal has been preparing its new Peacock video streaming platform for a while. With content that includes *Ahem* classic shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation and Battlestar Galactica, many viewers will probably find something interesting in Peacock. Today, the company has announced that the service will launch nationwide on July 15, with some introductory benefits.
In April, Peacock launched in early preview mode for certain Comcast customers, but is now almost ready to officially launch across the country. When the service is activated on July 15, it will be available on Android, Android TV, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices like TVs. Peacock will have a free tier and a premium plan, with about twice the content. The company says that Android and Android TV users will receive free access to Peacock Premium until October 15.
Once the promotion ends, the Peacock Premium plan will be available for approximately $ 5 a month. Viewers can choose to upgrade to an ad-free tier for an additional $ 5 per month. It’s a good idea to split the ad-free subscription into a separate purchase, as it makes the premium plan seem so much cheaper than offerings like Netflix, while allowing customers to try out all of the service’s content.
Of course, Peacock should also be present on other companies’ devices such as Apple’s Xbox and Microsoft at launch. It may be another streaming subscription we’ll have to pay for (or get from someone else’s account), but with over 15,000 hours of content and everything from sports and news to classic movies, Peacock could finally be ready to take off.