If you are a fan of NBC shows, Peacock is the answer to all your entertainment expectations. Peacock joined the race of online streaming service in 2020 and has risen to become one of the most used OTT platform with roughly 20 million subscribers.
Apart from new episodes of NBC shows, Hallmark content and Days of Our Lives to the platform, Peacock is working on upping its ante by adding to its new and original content. Although not as large as some of its rival including Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus and HBO Max, Peacock is working to attract more audience.
You’ll find shows, movies, news, live sports and skit-style clips, with standouts including Poker Face, The Office and Modern Family. Peacock once offered a free tier for new subscribers, but now that option is only available for existing customers who want to downgrade their account from a paid, premium version.
A premium account gives one access to more than 80,000 hours of content including new films, Peacock originals, live channels and series like the Quantum Leap reboot, Real Housewives and Chicago Fire.
The free-tier subscribers, however, get some limited options. Many marquee series only include the first two seasons with the free tier — you’ll need to upgrade to binge them all. Popular shows like Bel-Air and Yellowstone also only offer one episode on the free tier, with the rest behind the Premium paywall. And some shows, like Parks and Recreation and The Office, are only available as complete series on Premium.
Peacocks strength is its offering live streaming for sports events including NFL Sunday Night Football, the US Open, MLB on Sunday mornings, WWE wrestling, Premier League and more. Another major advantage is Peacock’s access to NBC’s strong catalog of content, as well as its sister networks and entertainment properties, including Bravo, USA Network, Syfy, Oxygen, E!, CNBC, MSNBC and Universal Pictures. There’s also some content licensed from rivals, including A&E, ABC, Fox, Hallmark, History, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Focus Features and Lionsgate.
Some of the best shows available now are Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and Downton Abbey, and you get all seasons of each (with the exception of 30 Rock, which is missing one season). For some series, however, you get only a recent handful of seasons or episodes, even on premium. For example, you’ll only find the first season of Chucky.
One can find hundreds of movies, organized by genre and franchise. However, a lot of big movies don’t stick for long and are often taken off from the OTT platform without notices.
NBC is a great option is you want to keep up with NBC shows and sports coverage.