January 17, 2020

NBC Peacock release date, cost, and much more

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NBC has announced two release dates for its Peacock streaming service. If you’re a customer of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 or Flex, you can get access on April 15, 2020. If not, you’ll have to wait three months until July 15, 2020, when the service becomes available nationwide.

No international release date has been announced, so bookmark this page and check back for more information about NBC Peacock in the future.

CHECK OUT: Ranking the best movies coming to Peacock

How much does NBC Peacock cost?

The streaming service comes in three price points:

  • Peacock Free: Including 7,500 hours of content. Ranging from news, next-day access to current first-year shows, complete seasons of classic shows, Universal movies and curated content including the SNL Vault.
  • Peacock Premium with Ads, costing $4.99 monthly: Including 15,000 hours of content including 600 movies and 400 TV series. Premium also includes all non-televised Premier League soccer games, the Ryder Cup, and early access to NBC’s late-night lineup. Shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will be available at 8 pm instead of 11:35 pm.
  • Peacock Premium with no Ads, costing $9.99 monthly.
  • Comcast and Cox cable subscribers get free access to Peacock Premium with ads and can pay $5 per month to upgrade to the ad-free version.

CHECK OUT: Ranking the best shows coming to Peacock

Movies and shows available on NBC Peacock

The NBC Peacock streaming service includes the following great content:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Frasier
  • Cheers
  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Downton Abbey
  • Fast and Furious
  • Despicable Me
  • Shrek
  • The Breakfast Club

This is just 1% of the content NBC Peacock has available. With 600 movies and 400 shows, customers will be spoilt for choice.

CHECK OUT: Ranking the movies NBC Peacock needs from Lionsgate

4K/HDR/Dolby Atmos

Not every movie and show will be in 4K. availability will determine what format is streamed. For example, the age and quantity of episodes for a show like Cheers make it unlikely to ever be in 4K, with HDR and Dolby Atmos. However, classic movies like Jaws are being transferred to 4K on-going and are therefore likely to be offered in that format via NBC Peacock.

As a service, NBC Peacock will undoubtedly support 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos features because its competitors do. Yet, the availability of 4K sources will determine the format a movie or show is available in.

Check out some of NBC’s Peacock’s best shows and movie trailers below:

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