How to get Peacock streaming on TV, phone, more: Details on NBC Universal's new service, app (2023)

Peacock, the new streaming service from NBC Universal, launched Wednesday. With shows and movies such as “30 Rock,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Office,” new original programs and live news, late-night programs and, of course, sports, the obvious question to ask is “How to get Peacock?”

One can learn more here, or just download the app from the App store or Google Play. It’s available for free with ads and feature 13,000 hours of content. Peacock Premium, which has 20,000 hours of content, will be available for $4.99 (or free for Comcast and Cox subscribers). An ad-free Peacock Premium will also be available for $10 a month.

Sports fans can get started by watching four Premier League games (see schedule here) or watching some of the many replays available, documentaries such as “Tiger Woods Chasing History,” “1968,” “I Am Ali,” “Dream Team” or two of the original sports specials “Lost Speedways” and “In Deep with Ryan Lochte.”

The full press release for Peacock is below. It includes a lengthy list of some of the available content.

New York, NY – July 14, 2020 –Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new highly anticipated streaming service, will officially launch tomorrow offering consumers across the country a world-class collection of the best live and on demand programming from NBCUniversal and beyond.

Peacock will offer more than20,000 hoursof premium content from networks and studios includingNBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, Oxygen, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Universal Kids, A&E, ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, HISTORY, Nickelodeon, Showtime,Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Focus Features, Illumination, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Lionsgate, Warner Bros.andBlumhouse.In addition, the service will featurePeacock Originalmovies and shows; more than 30 curated channels; current season series and specials fromNBCandTelemundo; live news and sports; as well as daily trending highlights fromTODAY,NBC Nightly News,Meet the Press,Noticias Telemundo,MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! NewsandAccess Hollywood.

HOW TO WATCH

Peacock offers an ad-supported free tier and an ad-supported premium tier for $4.99/month, serving no more than five minutes of advertising per hour. An ad-free version of the premium tier is also available for $9.99/month.

Peacock is currently available onAppledevices includingiPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4KandApple TV HD; Googleplatforms and devices includingAndroid™, Android TV™ devices, ChromecastandChromecast built-in devices;Microsoft’s Xbox Onefamily of devices, includingXbox One SandXbox One X;andVIZIO SmartCast™ TVsandLG Smart TVs.Comcast’seligibleXfinity X1and Flexcustomers, as well as eligibleCox Contourcustomers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost. Starting the week of July 20, Peacock will be availableSony PlayStation 4andPlayStation 4 Pro.

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WHAT TO WATCH

Both free and premium tiers will featurecurrent season hits from NBC,timely news, sports and pop culture highlights, and dozens of genre channels including live news fromNBC News NowandSky News, exclusive curated channels featuring the best moments from your favorite shows likeThe Office(“Office Shorts”),Saturday Night Live(“SNL Vault”),The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon(“Fallon Tonight”),Late Night With Seth Meyers(“Seth Meyers Now”), and exclusive genre channels likeCNBC Make It,TODAY All Day,CNBC Ka-Ching,American Greed,80s Mixtape,True Crime,Kiss Me Deadly,Peacock Reality,Out of This World,Caso CerradoandI Love Jenni,among others.

FREE TIER HIGHLIGHTS

The only new streamer to offer a free, premium tier of service, Peacock will deliver more than13,000 hoursof content—completely free—including a vast library of popular movies liketheThe BourneIdentity,The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jurassic Park,Jurassic Park III, Tully, Phantom Thread, The Interpreter, American Psycho,The Matrix,The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, The Blair Witch Project,The Mummy, Joe, Fletch, Fletch Lives, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Fear, Psycho, Do the Right Thing, Howard the Duck, Billy Elliot, The Birds, Willie, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, The Last House On The Left, I Am Ali, In The Name of the Father, Lone Ranger, The Hitcher, Law Abiding Citizen, The Sting, What Dreams May Come, Fried Green Tomatoes, One True Thing, Gosford Park, DraculaandDragnet.

The free tier will offer new episodes ofNBC current season seriesone week after they air including hitsThis Is UsandThe Blacklist,sample episodes ofPeacock Originals, and hundreds of iconic shows including comedies like30 Rock,Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Saved by the Bell, Punky Brewster, The Johnny Carson Show, The Carol Burnett Show,Real Husbands of HollywoodandEverybody Hates Chris; dramas likeFriday Night Lights,Downton Abbey, Parenthood, Monk, Heroes,Psych,The Game, Suits, Sacred Lies, Royal Pains, Battlestar Galactica, Columbo, Hunter, The Rockford Files, Dateline, 21 Jump Street, Highlander, Leave It To Beaver, MunstersandMurder She Wrote;reality series likeBelow Deck,Southern Charm, Chrisley Knows Best, Botched, Flipping Out, Million Dollar Listing New York, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Real Housewives of Dallas, Jay Leno’s Garage,Shahs of SunsetandUndercover Boss;competition series likeTop Chef Masters, Hell’s Kitchen, Hollywood Game NightandAmerican Ninja Warrior Jr.;kids series includingKong, The Animated Series, Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Fievel’s American TailsandWoody Woodpecker; and Spanish-language titles likeBetty en NY,I LoveJenni,Reina De Corazones, The Riveras, Preso No. 1, Caso Cerrado, El Baron, El Chema, Larrymania, Perro Amor, Mi Familia Perfecta, Quien es Quien, VictoriaandDonde Esta Elisa.

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Live sports in the free tier include fourexclusive Premier League matches on July 15, coverage of theU.S. Open Championship and Women’s Open Championships, anNFL Wild Card Playoff Game, and select events from the upcomingTokyo and Beijing Olympics. In addition, sports fans will enjoy on demand replays of events likeTriple Crownhorse races, daily highlights fromNBC Sports,and hundreds of hours of sports series, documentaries and films such asTiger Woods Chasing History,1968,I Am Ali,Dream Team,Being Evel,Feherty,Willie,and Peacock OriginalsLost SpeedwaysandIn Deep with Ryan Lochte.

PREMIUM TIER HIGHLIGHTS

For those wanting even more, Peacock Premium will feature access to all20,000 hoursof programming on the platform, including everything in the free tier plus thefull catalog of Peacock OriginalsincludingBrave New World, The Capture, Intelligence, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, DreamWorks Where’s Waldo?, DreamWorks Cleopatra In Spaceand Curious George;all library seriesincluding treasured favorites likeTwo and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, George Lopez, Jeff Foxworthy Show, King of Queens, Superstore, Frasier,Cheers,House, The Affair, Yellowstone, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU,Ray Donovan,Swedish DicksandAmerican Ninja Warrior; kids series includingDreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk,Care BearsandCare Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot;and the entire movie collection including unforgettable titles likeShrek,Lone Survivor, Ted, Identity Thief, Children of Men, Charlie Wilson’s War, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Frankenstein, Kicking and Screaming, Larry Crowne,andYou, Me & Dupree.

The premium tier will also provide earlier access to programming, such as next-day access to new episodes of current seasonNBCshows including America’s Got Talent, Blindspot, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, New Amsterdam, Manifest, The Titan Games, Hollywood Game Night, World of Dance, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Access Hollywood, Days of Our Lives,Dateline, NBC Nightly NewsandMeet the Press,andTelemundoseries including100 Días Para Enamorarnos, Celia, Cennet, Enemigo Intimo, La Doña, Minuto Para GanarandNoticias Telemundo.Exclusive access toLate Night With Seth MeyersandThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonat 8:00 pm ET will only be available on Peacock Premium when the shows return to in-studio production.

Peacock Premium will also feature access to a growing catalog of live and on demand sports programming, including more than175 exclusivePremier Leaguematches for the 2020-2021 season; coverage of elite cycling events like theTour De Francefrom August 29 – September 20, andLa Vueltafrom October 20 – November 8; and more than 100 hours ofWWEcontent coming in August including seriesWWE UntoldandSteve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions,and compilations likeJohn Cena’s Best WrestleMania Matches.

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COMING SOON

New original programming will continually debut on Peacock, including previously announced titles likeAngelyne, Rutherford Falls, Battlestar Galactica, Punky Brewster, Dr. Death,Housewives Mash-up, Saved By the Bell, Five Bedrooms,Lady Parts, Girls5Eva,Who Wrote That, Kids Tonight Show, The Amber Ruffin Show, Armas De MujerandCasoCerrado.

In addition, popular shows – including the most streamed series of all time,The Officewill soon live on Peacock, includingChicago P.D., Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Roseanne, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bates Motel, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Real Housewives of New York, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Real Housewives of Orange County, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,Vanderpump Rules, Millionaire Matchmaker, Top Chef, Married with Children, Curse of Oak Island, First 48, American Pickers, Ancient Aliens, Cold Case FilesandCharmed.

Movie buffs will enjoy a steady influx of feature films, including movies in the Pay 1 window such asTrolls World Tour,You Should Have Left,Croods 2;Boss Baby2,andSpirit,andupcoming library titles likeMama, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, The Purge, Riddick, Ride Along,E.T., American Gangster, ANTZ, Fast & Furious, Fast 5, Fast & Furious 6, Field of Dreams, The Express, Knocked Up, Bridesmaids,National Lampoon’s Vacation, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, Wanted, Evan Almighty, The Conjuring, Dawn of the Dead, The Dark Knight, Beetlejuice, The Big Lebowski, Scent of a Woman, Meatballs, 3:10 to Yuma, Lost In Translation, Brokeback Mountain, Pitch Black, The Graduate, Police Academy, The Great Outdoors, Hostel, The Bone Collector, Robin Hood, The Hurt Locker, The Break Up, Open Water, It Follows, Carlito’s WayandSinister.

And sports fans will always have more to look forward to with anNFL Wild Card Game,Ryder Cupand theTokyo and Beijing Olympicscoming in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

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FAQs

How do I get NBC Peacock on my TV? ›

To get Peacock TV on any one of these smart televisions, simply go into your TV's App Store, then search for and download the app. Peacock TV is also available to stream through Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Flex, PlayStation 4, Roku, Xbox One and Xfinity devices as well.

How can I watch Peacock on my phone on my TV? ›

For Android, you can use Chromecast instead. It works much like Airplay, casting what's on your smartphone to another device, such as a smart TV.

Is Peacock TV the same as NBC app? ›

Peacock TV is NBCUniversal's US streaming app, with tens of thousands of hours of free programming, plus more shows, movies, sports and originals if you pay. Monday, Peacock is the only place in the US to stream the 2022 Emmy Awards ceremony live -- but only if you have one of the paid, premium subscriptions.

Why can't I get Peacock on my TV? ›

Why isn't Peacock working on my TV? Your internet connection might not be strong enough or could be otherwise impeded, so check your Wi-Fi signal or router. You may also need to clear the cache on your streaming device. If you still can't get Peacock to work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Peacock app.

Can I put Peacock TV on my TV? ›

Amazon: Peacock is supported on Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices with Fire OS 6 and above. Android TV: Peacock is supported on a wide variety of Android TV-enabled Smart TVs, such as Sony Bravia, and set-top boxes, including NVIDIA Shield, running Android OS 5.1 and above.

Do you have to pay for Peacock If you have NBC? ›

Is Peacock TV really free? Yes. Signing up for an account at Peacock is free and gives you instant access to a ton of NBC TV series, as well as content from WWE Network and select episodes of Peacock originals.

How do I set up Peacock on my smart TV? ›

For example, with a Samsung smart TV, go to the Home Screen and select Apps in the lower side of the screen and do a search for Peacock. To get Peacock on most smart TV types: Visit your TV's app section and do a search for Peacock. If necessary, download and install the app on your smart TV.

Why can't I get Peacock on my Samsung TV? ›

Make sure the app is compatible with your TV.

Check Peacock's list of supported devices for your TV. Peacock is supported on 2017 model year Samsung Smart TVs and later.

What is the difference between Peacock and NBC Universal? ›

Peacock features more than 15,000 hours worth of TV and movies, though you'll need a Premium subscription to access the full catalog. NBCUniversal says about half of the catalog, more than 7,500 hours worth, is available for free.

Is there a difference between Peacock and Peacock TV? ›

The difference between Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus is ads. Even though you pay for Peacock Premium, what that gets you is all the extra shows and movies. You still get the commercials.

Is Peacock TV free with Amazon Prime? ›

Peacock TV is a separate video streaming platform that is not available on Amazon Prime subscription platform. Users might face some disappointment to know about this Peacock Amazon situation. Both these services are rather rivals.

Can you watch Peacock on a TV that is not a smart TV? ›

There are other platforms you can use to watch content on Peacock. If you own a non-smart TV with an HDMI input, you can use any Android TV streaming box to watch Peacock. You can also use an Apple TV box or Chromecast to watch Peacock when cast from a smartphone.

How much is NBC Peacock a month? ›

Peacock: Stream TV and Movies Online, Watch Live News and Sports. Stream it all for only $4.99/month. Cancel anytime.

Do I have to pay for Peacock on every device? ›

Peacock TV allows you to stream on three devices simultaneously per account. You can watch movies and TV shows and won't have to upgrade to a paid plan. This is an advantage if you share your account with friends and family, but it has another benefit.

What service gives you Peacock for free? ›

All Cox TV/video customers receive Peacock Premium for free (a $5 value). If you're a Cox internet customer with an Essential or higher video package, you're also eligible for free access to Peacock Premium.

How do I install Peacock app on my Samsung TV? ›

To download the app on a Samsung smart TV, simply do the following: From the home screen, navigate to 'Apps' and then select the 'Search' icon. Then it's just a matter of performing a search for 'Peacock' and clicking on the 'Install' button on the Peacock app page.

How do I put Peacock app on my Samsung TV? ›

Launch the app store and search for “Peacock” on your Samsung Smart TV. Select “Add to Home” to install the app. Once installed, log in using your Peacock credentials. You can now stream Peacock on Samsung Smart TV.

Does Peacock have an app for Samsung Smart TV? ›

Peacock is available on a variety of Samsung televisions.

Purchasing or utilizing an existing Roku player, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV device, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One, Peacock can be streamed on a Samsung smart TV equipped with a web browser.

Does NBCUniversal have an app? ›

Stream brand-new shows and all of your favorites on the NBC App and stay up to date with all of the newest primetime hits. Watch episodes, save new and classic TV shows and continue watching the latest series across all your devices when you log in with your NBCUniversal Profile.

What is the difference between NBC and NBCUniversal? ›

NBCUniversal was formed in 2004 via the merger of the American television network National Broadcasting Co., Inc. (NBC), a subsidiary of General Electric Co. (GE), and the French global media conglomerate Vivendi Universal Entertainment (now Vivendi SA).

What does NBCUniversal include? ›

Its portfolio includes USA Network, CNBC, Syfy, MSNBC, Bravo, Oxygen, mun2, CNBC World, Chiller, Sleuth, Universal HD, and HD simulcasts.

Are there two versions of Peacock? ›

Peacock is unique in that it offers two different options to consumers – there's a free version of the streaming service, and a paid version.

How much does it cost to add Peacock to Amazon Prime? ›

Peacock TV has three levels, a free service with ads, an ad-supported Peacock Premium, which, as of June 2021, costs $4.99 a month, and an ad-free version of Peacock Premium that costs $9.99 a month.

Is Peacock part of Paramount? ›

Since it's owned by NBCUniversal, Peacock has access to television series produced by the NBC family of television networks as well as the Universal Studios library of movies.

Is Peacock free with FireStick? ›

Before you watch Peacock TV on FireStick, you must sign up for a subscription. Go to the Official Website of Peacock TV to start the signup process. Peacock TV offers three plans: Peacock: Free of Cost.

Is Peacock free with Amazon Prime? ›

Peacock TV is a separate video streaming platform that is not available on Amazon Prime subscription platform.

How do I add NBC to my smart TV? ›

Android TV

Visit the Google Play store. In the left-hand navigation area, search for "NBC" In the app listing area, click the Download button.

What TV channel uses the peacock? ›

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) has used several corporate logos over the course of its history. The first logo was used in 1926 when the radio network began operations. Its most famous logo, the peacock, was first used in 1956 to highlight the network's color programming.

Does Paramount Plus include Peacock? ›

Put simply, those paying for Paramount Plus can still watch some Peacock content for free, while those only playing for Peacock won't be able to watch any Paramount Plus content at all.

How do I link my TV provider to NBC app? ›

To link your TV provider account to an app, you can visit the Settings page in the app or simply click on any locked content. If you're watching via a mobile device, like an iPhone or Android phone, you'll be prompted to select your TV provider from the list of supported providers.

How do I add apps to my smart TV that are not listed? ›

Note for Android™ 8.0 and some Android 9 models: If Google Play Store is not in the Apps category, select Apps and then select Google Play Store or Get more apps. You will then be taken to Google's applications store: Google Play, where you can browse for applications, and download and install them on your TV.

Why can't I watch NBC on my TV? ›

Most TV providers require you to relink your TV provider to NBC once a month. Relinking your TV provider credentials can help solve live stream problems for many users. To do that: - Go to Settings and unlink your TV provider.

How many channels do you get with Peacock? ›

Over 50+ Channels. Streaming Now on Peacock.

What is the difference between Peacock and Peacock premium? ›

The difference between Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus is ads. Even though you pay for Peacock Premium, what that gets you is all the extra shows and movies. You still get the commercials. If you want to avoid ads altogether, you'll need to pay an extra $5 a month and pick Peacock Premium Plus.

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