Well, it’s here. And the “premium” version is free with Comcast’s free Flex box. Peacock TV is NBC Universal’s streaming service, like we needed another one. Getting rid of most ads requires “premium plus,” an additional $5/mo.
It does have some interesting original content, though. For my part, I’m starting with Brave New World.
To clarify the pricing:
- The Free version is ad-supported but lacks some content.
- The $5/mo "Premium" version (free for Comcast subscribers) is ad-supported and includes all content, including Peacock original content.
- For $10/mo ($5/mo for Comcast subscribers), "Premium Plus," you get mostly ad-free viewing and all content. "Mostly" ad-free because like Hulu, a few media licenses don't allow ad-free viewing. Agents of Shield is one example. I'm guessing the reason for that is to encourage digital or Blu-ray sales of that stuff, since that's the only way you'd be able to see it without ads.
Sadly, NBC Universal is not promoting this service with the Katy Perry song.