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Peacock’s base plan is free, but it costs $5 a month to stream its full library with live sports — here’s how to sign up

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Peacock streaming appPeacock is a streaming service from NBCUniversal.


  • Peacock is a streaming service with NBCUniversal shows, movies, sports, and news.
  • The base plan is ad-supported so you can watch some of the catalog for free with commercials.
  • Peacock Premium ($5/month) offers more to watch and Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month) is ad-free.

Peacock is the subscription streaming home for NBCUniversal movies and shows, making it the only place to stream original series like “Dr. Death” and classic sitcoms like “The Office.”

A free version is available with a limited selection of programs, and you can pay for a premium plan to unlock everything. Ad-supported Peacock Premium costs $5 a month, and an ad-free Peacock Premium Plus plan costs $10 a month.

Subscribers can watch popular shows like “Queer as Folk ” and seasons one through four of “Yellowstone,” as well as blockbuster movies like “Jurassic World: Dominion.” On January 26, Peacock will debut a new exclusive series called “Poker Face,” which comes from the director of “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and stars Natasha Lyonne. 

Some other Peacock highlights in January 2023 include classic romcoms like “50 First Dates,” “13 Going on 30,” and “40 Year-Old Virgin.” If that’s not your preferred streaming genre, you can also check out “The Godfather” trilogy.

To help you get started with Peacock, we broke down everything you need to know about the service, including full details on pricing, plans, content, and supported devices.

What is Peacock?

Thumbnail of Natasha Lyonne in the “Poker Face” trailer.Natasha Lyonne is a producer and lead in “Poker Face.”


Peacock is a streaming service created by NBCUniversal with three subscription plans: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. The platform offers a collection of shows, movies, and original series, along with live sports and news. 

Content can be viewed via an on-demand library or via special streaming channels broken down by genres and franchises.

Peacock’s catalog includes a mix of Universal films and NBC shows, like “The Office,” “Quantum Leap,” and “Saturday Night Live.” Peacock original series and movies are also included for premium subscribers.

For detailed impressions, you can read our full Peacock review.

Where can I sign up for Peacock?

Peacock launched nationwide on July 15, 2020. You can sign up for a Free, Premium, or Premium Plus subscription right now through the Peacock website.

Where can I watch Peacock?

Peacock devicesYou can use Peacock’s streaming app on various devices.


Peacock’s streaming app is available on Vizio, Samsung, and LG smart TVs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation, Chromecast, Xfinity, and Flex devices.

Quick tip: Check out our guide on how to get Peacock on your Amazon Fire TV or Firestick.

The service is also available through its official website. You can browse a full list of supported devices here.

Is Peacock free?

The base version of Peacock is free, but there are commercials and the selection is limited. Peacock offers around 10,000 hours worth of movies and TV with its free version, but you can get access to a lot more by upgrading to a Peacock Premium plan.

How much does Peacock Premium cost?

Peacock Premium costs $5 a month or $50 a year. However, Peacock Premium still has commercials. If you want to watch without ads, you need to upgrade to the Peacock Premium Plus plan for $10 a month or $100 a year.

The Peacock Premium catalog includes new original series, exclusive content from NBC shows and WWE Network, live sports like Sunday Night Football, and next-day streaming support for many NBC shows currently airing on TV.

If you already subscribe to Xfinity internet or cable you get Peacock Premium for free with your current subscription. 

What shows and movies are on Peacock?

“Bros” thumbnail on Peacock.Stream “Bros” starring Billy Eichner and Luke McFarlane on Peacock.


Peacock features more than 80,000 hours worth of TV and movies, though you’ll need a Premium subscription to access the full catalog. NBCUniversal says around 10,000 hours worth of content is available for free.

You can stream classic shows like “The Office,” “Law & Order,” and “Parks & Recreation.” Peacock Premium users can access new episodes of ongoing NBC shows the day after they air. Daily broadcasts from NBC News and MSNBC also stream on Peacock, and new episodes of “Days of Our Lives” stream daily. 

Quick tip: An early-viewing option for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” is available to those who subscribe to the Premium tier.

Peacock Premium subscribers are also able to watch original shows and movies. Some popular Peacock exclusives include:

  • “They/Them”
  • “Dr. Death”
  • “Bel-Air”
  • “The Resort”
  • “Paul T. Goldman”
  • “Poker Face”
  • “One of Us Is Lying”
  • “A Friend of the Family”
  • “Vampire Academy”
  • “Rutherford Falls”
  • “Angelyne”
  • “Would It Kill You To Laugh?”
  • “Queer as Folk”
  • “Everything I Know About Love”
  • “Killing It”
  • “Bust Down”

Peacock has live sports as well, including Sunday Night Football, matches from the Premier League, Major League Baseball games, and WWE events.

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