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NBC Peacock Review: Plans, Content, Features

by David Miklos Hazi
4.1

Price

5.0/5

Content Amount

2.5/5

Features

3.5/5

Interface

4.5/5

Value

5.0/5

Pros

  • Free Content
  • Live Sports
  • Live News
  • WWE
  • 6 User Profiles

Cons

  • Total content lacking other services
  • Some ads still on Premium Plus

NBC Peacock Review

NBC Peacock (R) is an over-the-top video streaming service that is owned and operated by NBCUniversal. The streaming service offers free and premium content such as TV shows, movies, and live sports from NBCUniversal’s media library. NBC Peacock has on-demand content and live TV.

This streaming service is one of the least expensive and the only major service to offer a free plan tier. NBC Peacock keeps improving and is the best way to watch NBC’s classic sitcoms, sports like NFL Sunday Night Football, and the WWE. In this review we will cover pricing, what to watch, and the features of NBC Peacock.

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NBC Peacock Plans And Pricing

PlanPrice Per MonthPrice Per YearHours of StreamingConcurrent StreamsLive Sports
Peacock FreeFreeFree13,000+3No
Peacock Premium$4.99/mo.$49.99/annually20,000+3Yes
Peacock Plus$9.99/mo.$99.99/annually20,000+3Yes

NBC Peacock offers three different plan tiers. This streaming service offers a free plan, a premium plan, and a premium plus plan.

The lowest tier is the free plan which is just that free. This tier offers over 13,000 hours of programming including current season series, movies, TV classics, and next-day access of current shows.

Peacock Premium and costs $4.99/mo. or $49.99/annually. This plan tier offers over 20,000 hours of programming. It includes all of the same content as the free tier plus live sports including premier league and NFL, live WWE events, exclusive Peacock Original Series, full access to kids shows and movies, and more.

This plan offers Peacock Premium Plus is the same as Peacock Premium except that it offers an ad-free viewing experience. Due to certain streaming rights, some content still contains advertisements during viewing. This plan costs $9.99/mo. or $99.99/annually. Peacock Premium Plus also allows you to watch select titles offline on mobile.

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What To Watch On NBC Peacock?

NBC Peacock Movies
NBC is loaded with several different types of TV programming including live TV and on-demand content. You can watch TV shows, movies, Peacock Originals, live TV channels, and other content from NBCUniversal.

NBC is home to many popular TV series over the years. Some of the most popular TV show titles on NBC Peacock include The Office, 30 Rock, Cheers, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Parks and Recreation, The A-Team, Days of Our Lives, Top Chef, Frogger, Law & Order, House, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Chicago P.D., Yellowstone, America Ninja Warrior, and a lot more.

NBC Peacock is also home to a vast collection of movies. Peacock has reached a deal with Universal Pictures giving the number and quality of movies available a boost. Starting in 2022, NBC Peacock will stream new Universal Pictures movies within four months of the theatrical release. Some of the most popular movie titles include The Notebook, Tombstone, Selena, The Davinci Code, MacGruber, Beetlejuice, Get Him To The Greek, Wedding Crashers, Blade, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, John Wick collection, Shark Tale, Fifty Shades collection, The Cat In The Hat, and many more.

This streaming service also has original content called Peacock Originals. Some of the most popular Peacock Original titles include Brave New World, Intelligence, Intergalactic, Punky Brewster, The Public, Hitmen, Saved by the Bell, Departure, Code 404, Black Boys, Psyche 2: Lassie Come Home, Dr. Death, The Capture, Rutherford Falls, and many more.

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What Sports Are On NBC Peacock?

NBC Peacock Live Sports
NBC Peacock carries live and on-demand sports and sports entertainment. Peacock offers content about soccer, NFL, motocross, racing, college football, IndyCar, lacrosse, rugby, track & field, golf, cycling, NHL, figure skating, WWE, and more. This live sports streaming service also offers most of the content streamed on NBC Sports Network.

The two most popular sports offerings on NBC Peacock are NFL games and English Premier League matches. Every NFL Sunday Night game will be streaming on Peacock this season. Peacock is also home to Notre Dame games all season long.

NBC Peacock is also home to sports commentaries TV shows such as The Dan Patrick Show, The Rich Eisen Show, Pro Football Talk, and others.

This service is also the best way to watch World Wrestling Entertainment. You can watch Smackdown, Monday Night Raw, Steve Austin’s The Broken Skull Sessions, ECW, WWE Untold, and more. Another great feature is that NBC Peacock also lets you watch old PPVs including Wrestlemania, Summerslam, and Royal Rumble.

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NBC Peacock Web Interface

NBC Peacock Web Interface
I tested NBC Peacock on a Google Chrome browser on a Windows 10 laptop. Peacock has a very clean, sleek, and organized interface. The color scheme is dark and features large and easy-to-see graphics of all of the different TV and movie titles.

There is a top menu that categorizes the content into the following categories: Channels, Browse, Features, Movies, TV Shows, Sports, WWE, News, and Latino.

When you first sign in you are taken to the “browse” section which has various content broken down into different sections. These sections include Peacock Picks, Just Added, Featured Films, Family Competition, Featured Collections, Workplace Hijinks, Peacock Originals, Fee Laughs, All The Drama, and more.

You can also switch over to the “Channels” section on the top menu which shows a TV guide of all the different TV channels carried by the live TV streaming service. You can see which shows are currently scheduled for streaming for the next 2 hours.

Overall the interface is intuitive and very easy to use. All of the content is broken down in a logical way so you can browse or find exactly what you are looking for. I did not experience any technical issues while streaming on the web interface.

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NBC Peacock Supported Devices

Peacock is supported by a wide variety of different devices. This includes web browsers, smart TVs, smartphones, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and even cable provider set-top boxes. Most notably missing from the list are Amazon Fire TV devices.

Here is a full list of NBC Peacock supported devices:

Web Browsers:

Chrome 75+ (Windows/Mac)

Firefox 88+ (Windows/Mac)

MS Edge 80+ (Windows/Mac)

Safari 12+ (Mac)

Mobile and Tablet Devices:

Android: 6.0 or above

iOS: 12 or above

Connected TVs, Game Consoles and Streaming Devices:

Amazon: Peacock is supported on Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices with Fire OS 5 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.

Apple TV: Apple TV HD (4th Generation or above) with tvOS 13 or above

Chromecast: 1st Generation or above, including Chromecast with Google TV

LG Smart TV: LG WebOS 3.5 or above

PlayStation:

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 5

Roku:

Roku 2 (4210X model only)

Roku 3 & 4 (model 4200X or later)

Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600X or later)

Roku Express/Express+ (model 3900X or later)

Roku Premiere/Premiere+ (model 3920X or later)

Roku Ultra/Ultra LT (model 4640X or later)

Roku TV and Smart Soundbar (model 5000X or later)

Samsung Smart TV: Peacock is supported on models from 2017 or later.

Vizio TV: SmartCast 2.0 or 3.0 (from 2016 and newer)

Xbox:

Xbox One

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S

Cable Provider Set Top Boxes:

Cox:

Contour Box with Voice Remote

Contour Stream Player

Xfinity:

XG1v1 (Arris)

XG1v3

XG1v4

XG2v2

XiD

Xi3

Xi5

Xi6

Flex

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NBC Peacock Features

NBC Peacock User Features
Peacock streams in up to 1080p high definition quality. The streaming service is missing 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos, but the plan is to eventually add these features. Peacock allows for three concurrent streams at a time.

You can also have up to 6 user profiles on your account with unique names and avatars. Peacock has kid’s profiles and allows you to select parental controls and set up a 4 digit pin. You cannot set any further restrictions on kid’s accounts. Kid’s accounts only show content that has TVY, TVY7, TVY7-FV, TVG, G, TVPG, and PG ratings.

NBC Peacock offers different accessibility options. You can change the appearance of captions and text size by heading to the settings section on your desktop.

Conclusion

NBC Peacock is a fantastic streaming service that is inexpensive, easy to use, and offers a variety of popular streaming content. This is a great way to watch classic and new sitcoms such as The Office or the new Saved By The Bell. Peacock is also a fantastic way to watch English Premier League and WWE. The best thing about this service is there are 13,000+ hours of free content. However, the service does not offer 4K HDR and currently is not supported on Amazon Fire TV devices.

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