NBCUniversal's Peacock TV launches on Xbox One

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What you need to know

  • Peacock is a new streaming service from NBCUniversal.
  • The official Peacock app is now available for the Xbox One.
  • Peacock isn't available on Roku or Amazon Fire TV at this time.

Peacock is a new streaming service from NBCUniversal. It has thousands of hours of free content and over 15,000 hours of content if you pay for a premium subscription. Peacock launched broadly today, including with a new app on the Xbox One. The app itself is free, but what content you can watch through it depends on the plan that you have.

Peacock has a vast library of content from NBCUniversal, including TV shows, movies, and sports. There are three tiers of subscriptions, Peacock Free, Peacock Premium, and Peacock Premium — without ads. Peacock Premium costs $5 per month or $50 per year. You can remove ads and go with Peacock Premium — without ads for an addition $5 per month or $99 per year. Some people get Peacock Premium included with cable plans, such as Comcast Xfinity or Flex customers.

Our friends over at WhatToWatch have an extensive breakdown of everything you can watch on Peacock, including Peacock originals and popular shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Downton Abbey, and Parks and Recreation.

Peacock also features sports, including the Tokyo Olympics, so there's a lot of content to look through on the service.

In terms of the Xbox One app, it seems like a straightforward app for watching the service's content on the console. There isn't a Windows 10 app for Peacock, but you can watch it through your favorite browser at Peacock.com (opens in new tab). It's also not available on Amazon Fire TV or Roku at this time, so Xbox One owners are a bit fortunate. Peacock is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, LG, Samsung and Vizio smart TVs.

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  • If you have Comcast X1 PeacockTV shows up in the menu and is free. I am still trying to get a straight answer out of Comcast support as to whether or not PeacockTV streaming counts against my (now reinstated) data cap like Netflix does. I wonder if this is why Xfinity sent me an email stating that for an additional $11/month I can get "Unlimited Data" on my internet plan? I'm gonna jump on that one (especially with XBox Series X and it's new game assets looming in the future for me. All of a sudden, XBox Gamepass looks doable!)
    Of course, as with all things: "The large print Giveth, and the small print Taketh Away."
  • A swipe up floating taskbar like the iPad would be nice. https://naijapickup.com/
  • The app on the X1 is a nice app. The free version offers alot to watch with ads of course but then again it is free and I'm ok with that.
  • Shoot its not simply free to watch, you have to sign up with an account and login