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Old 05-09-22, 10:01 PM
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

It looks like more and more shows are now under a paywall. I just have a free account and I wanted to watch a Bravo show on break today and you have to have a paid membership to watch them now. I was able to watch them for free previously.
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Presentation-wise I considered Peacock one of the worst services, but they finally added support for Airplay, and it passes 5.1 sound unlike on Chromecast- AND it lets you skip past commercials (I have a few free months of the ad-supported version.) The commercials seem to actually be encoded as part of the show so there isn't any switching to them (and if you do watch them, you don't get the countdown timer onscreen which would piss me off if I were paying to have a commercial run there.) There's no auto-play at least if your device is off or asleep after starting the show, so it doesn't cut the end credits off. You do have to go through the terrible inconvenience of manually starting the next show in a series, but somehow I'll live with that. What's kinda weird is if you have your iphone or ipad set to mirror, it still behaves as it did before (it plays just the sound on the TV in 2-channel stereo while the video keeps playing on the device), you have to hit the Airplay button to get everything on the TV and can't mirror the interface on it in between. On everything else I've used, when you have it on Mirror it'll show whatever is on the device until it plays an audio or video file and then it gets kicked straight to the TV in full quality.

Watched the new Firestarter and the picture quality wasn't that great, but then watched a couple shows and they looked pretty good. Would be better if it worked on Kodi (I think Slyguy wants to get it to work there but hasn't yet), but this is do-able. Most movies still play without commercials on the ad-supported plan, after this expires I'll be a lot more likely to pick up the ad-free service than before, because you can never have too many streaming services.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

The new movie The Northman is now up if you have a premium subscription. Also, Ambulance has been up a few weeks as well.

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Didn’t care for either. Ambulance much more so. Northman was good, but not as good as everyone made out to be. Ambulance was just one big, chaotic, implausible chase scene. I couldn’t get into at all.
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I wish when I select something to watch on Peacock that they would do a better job of highlighting the icon because as it stands now it's (the icon) is just a little larger than the other icon's and it's difficult to notice your viewing choices.
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I don't really understand how the WWE PPVs work. If you don't watch it live you can't watch it right after? I missed Hell in a Cell and for some reason couldn't watch it at all after the fact.
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Another thing does the WWE Network on PeacockTV have a live 24/7 channel or is it just only for live events?

There still needs a lot of work to be done on WWE Network for finding programming.
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Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
Another thing does the WWE Network on PeacockTV have a live 24/7 channel or is it just only for live events?

There still needs a lot of work to be done on WWE Network for finding programming.
Just the live events.

It's definitely a step down from the legacy WWE Network...in terms of organization, adding of new content, etc. Only upside here (for me) is I previously subscribed to both WWE Network and Peacock, so in theory I'm saving $10 a month...even if the WWE aspect is watered down.
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I don't really understand how the WWE PPVs work. If you don't watch it live you can't watch it right after? I missed Hell in a Cell and for some reason couldn't watch it at all after the fact.
It'll show up in the on demand...sometimes right away, but usually by the next morning.
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https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/co...ss-to-peacock/

Soon peacock will no longer be free to Comcast X1 and other subscribers.
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Welp, looks like it's almost time to cancel Peacock:

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Will he still be a dick?
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Ha, WTF is up with this guy? Never heard of him before.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

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Ha, WTF is up with this guy? Never heard of him before.
He's just a kid who's four each day he grows some more
He likes exploring, he's Caillou
So many things to do each day there's something new
He'll share them with you, he's Caillou
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First time I heard of him was when I worked at the Tower Records 800-number. Someone had bought a Caillou VHS tape and wanted to send it back because it had the word "stupid" in it, and "we don't use that word." It took everything I had to not call her stupid, but I just said any issue with the content she would have to take up with the company that put it out; we couldn't take it back unless it was defective as in didn't play properly.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

The Bad Guys is now on Peacock



I know the vast majority here doesn't care for animated movies, but if you got kids, this is something to watch. I rented this from Red Box a week ago and it's not bad.
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We bought this the first day it was available about a month ago. Pretty good adaptation of the kids books. My kids had me read these to them, and they are quite funny. Movie got about 80% nailed down.
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Originally Posted by whotony
https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/co...ss-to-peacock/

Soon peacock will no longer be free to Comcast X1 and other subscribers.
And that's the end of Peacock.
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And that's the end of Peacock.
Peacock isn't going anywhere. NBC Universal wants to have full control of their content, especially now with them pulling all their content being daily posted on Hulu.

I've read the service is a money loser right now, but that's always been expected for a new service.
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I find it hard to believe Xfinity will stop offering ad-supported Peacock for "free" for their customers - at least at some tier of service. Eric F is RIGHT. They stop offering it as part of their monthly cable service, that's the end of Peacock. I've been getting it free since launch and it's easily my least-watched of the premium services.
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Ugh…I was watching Midnight, Texas and I put it aside for a few months and Peacock lost my place. So not fun.
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For the couple series I am slowly watching, I'd go in every so often and play 1-2 min of the episode to keep my place. Well that didn't work so well when they removed 1 of the 2 series I was watching, abruptly without notice.
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Yeah I lost my place on some episodes of Chicago Fire and PD.

If you haven't played an episode in "Continue Watching" in a long time, it gets removed from there and you lose you place. It's annoying. Every other service keeps your place.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Peacock isn't going anywhere. NBC Universal wants to have full control of their content, especially now with them pulling all their content being daily posted on Hulu.

I've read the service is a money loser right now, but that's always been expected for a new service.
They are essentially losing half a billion dollars a year on a streaming service that is not gaining popularity,and it's probably worse then their actual loses since they are not making money on several popular Universal owned shows like The Office that were once cash nows and are now keeping them exclusive to Peacock. Seems like an unsustainable business model unless they have a magic wand that will grow their streaming service into higher popularity.
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They are essentially losing half a billion dollars a year on a streaming service that is not gaining popularity,and it's probably worse then their actual loses since they are not making money on several popular Universal owned shows like The Office that were once cash nows and are now keeping them exclusive to Peacock. Seems like an unsustainable business model unless they have a magic wand that will grow their streaming service into higher popularity.
Sheesh. Go look at other services and see if they make money hand over fist. Netflix throws money to prestigious productions and talent every week. Disney is running three services: Disney+, Hulu, and Star/HotStar. HBO Max before the Discovery buyout gave HBO subscribers full access and now offers a plan with ads and less content.

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