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Old 04-15-20, 09:48 PM
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Oh okay so it’s in something called Flex.
Rolling out to the X1 soon.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

What if you do not use their X1 box but good ole Tivos? I assume there should be an app. I can tap into on my LG tv or maybe Tivo will add this to their list of apps that I can tap into? Bit frustrated how Xfinity is handling this. I pay a lot of money to them so I will have whine to them if I cannot access.

Anyway, I just hope my post is nothing more than me spazzing out over something I will be able to take advantage of.

The more I research the more it looks like I would need their X1 box. I already do not care that much about HBO/Starz/Showtime/Hitz, and maybe I will not be able to watch something I should get for free...ughh, need to chat w/xfinity about lowering my bill by removing premium channels (which I can get a la carte nowadays with ease).

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Old 04-27-20, 12:07 AM
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Peacock is live on the X1 and coming to other devices on July 15th.
Old 05-02-20, 11:44 AM
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Has anyone done some perusing?

Ithink itís really clunky on X1 and seems confusing to find things as the categories are oddly set up.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Originally Posted by whotony
Has anyone done some perusing?

Ithink itís really clunky on X1 and seems confusing to find things as the categories are oddly set up.
I've only browsed the menus (agreed, they're really set up oddly), but haven't actually watched anything yet...really nothing there that I'm keen on checking out - might take another look at Greatest American Hero and Sliders. Otherwise, I'm just waiting for the original stuff to debut.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

There’s a new show called Peacock Variety Hour hosted by Seth MacFarlane that started tonight.

This one was about 7 minutes long and featured a new episode of Monk and included the entire main five
actors from the show.

I had to search “Variety” to find it.

”Mr Monk Shelters in Place”
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Old 06-05-20, 03:02 PM
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

https://www.peacocktv.com/earlysignup#plan-picker

Peacock has announced 2 sign up specials for their paid tiers.

$29.99 for 1 year (ad supported) and you can watch everything on the service.

$79.99 for the ad free option


There is a free ad supported option, but apparently the programming is limited.

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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

I keep forgetting I have this now.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Originally Posted by mwbmis
I keep forgetting I have this now.
Heh. I'm with you. I haven't really watched anything on it past the first week it was available. An Xfinity/Comcast isn't exactly doing much to promote it with their subscribers. If anything new has been added, no one would know about it without opening the app.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Apparently they are having issues with getting deals done with Roku and Amazon. Shocked.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

^ I thought the ad-supporting service was supposed to be free for anyone who pays for basic cable?

Edit : Okay, scrolling up I see that it wasn't all basic cable, but it was supposed to include me (I have Cox).

Originally Posted by DJariya
https://deadline.com/2020/01/peacock...cs-1202832785/

Peacock launches nationally July 15th

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Peacock, the streaming service being rolled out by NBCUniversal and Comcast, will arrive April 15 on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex video platforms before a national launch on July 15.

It will come in three versions: a free, ad-supported one; a more robust, ad-supported one that will be free to Comcast and Cox Cable subscribers, and $5 for everyone else; and an offering with no ads that is $5 for Comcast and Cox subscribers and $10 for everyone else.

The service will have an “early bird” launch in April for subscribers of X1 and Flex, which account for a majority of total subscribers to the No. 1 U.S. cable operator. The national rollout comes just before the July 24 start of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which offers the company a large promotional megaphone. A bundled arrangement with Comcast and Cox Cable will also kick in at that time, making Peacock available in 24 million homes.
Is that no longer the case?
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I kept reading X1 as Xbox One and wondering why they cut a deal with Microsoft.

Are they planning like some major additions with the actual non soft rollout? Otherwise this has about as much buzz as Quibi, maybe less so because at least I knew when Quibi launched.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Originally Posted by Decker
^ I thought the ad-supporting service was supposed to be free for anyone who pays for basic cable?

Edit : Okay, scrolling up I see that it wasn't all basic cable, but it was supposed to include me (I have Cox).



Is that no longer the case?

It's still the case. See the pre-order prices for a yearly subscription that I posted earlier.

There's a "free" version which is apparently limited in the type of content you can watch.

And paid ad supported version that allows you to watch everything

and Lastly an Ad free version which costs about $50 more than the paid ad supported version.

Only Comcast subscribers get it for free since it's part of NBC/Universal.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

https://deadline.com/2020/07/peacock...4923/#comments

Peacock just licensed a bunch of Paramount and ViacomCBS shows/movies. That makes sense. And the Paramount network show Yellowstone will also be streaming on Peacock. That makes no sense. You would think CBS All-Access would get the rights.

NBCUniversal’s Peacock, nearing its nationwide launch on July 15, has reached a licensing deal with ViacomCBS covering movies from Paramount and TV shows from across the company.

Under the deal, films from Paramount will stream on Peacock in limited exclusivity windows throughout 2021, 2022, and 2023. The roster includes The Godfather trilogy, Catch Me If You Can, The Talented Mr. Ripley, American Beauty, Patriot Games, Last Holiday, Fatal Attraction, The Firm and An Officer and a Gentleman.

TV series headed to Peacock on July 15 include Ray Donovan, The Affair, Undercover Boss, The Game, Everybody Hates Chris and Real Husbands of Hollywood. Charmed will be added in October.



Shows and films will still be available on ViacomCBS platforms and, apart from the months-long exclusives for Paramount films, all will be eligible for the forthcoming expansion of CBS All Access. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish recently said the streaming service will be broadened out this summer in a preview version ahead of a full reboot in 2021.

“We are truly excited to bring some of the most popular movies and series from across the ViacomCBS family of brands to Peacock,” said Frances Manfredi, President, Content Acquisition and Strategy, Peacock. “We continue to expand the Peacock catalog with premium programming from NBCUniversal and beyond; partnering with companies like ViacomCBS to ensure that all of our viewers can choose from the best entertainment options available in the market today.”

Peacock launched in April across the Comcast footprint, free for Xfinity broadband and pay-TV customers. In two weeks, it will go much broader. Its free, ad-supported tier will include 7,500 hours of film and TV content. A premium, ad-supported tier will be $5 a month (free for Comcast customers), with anyone able to pay an additional $5 a month for an ad-free version. The premium level will have 15,000 hours of programming.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

The Godfather 3? Nah, I’ll pass on this entire service.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

I went ahead today and pre-ordered Peacock for the $79.99/1-year special. I went ahead and went all out with no ads. That's about $6.67/month There is a cheaper version for $29.99 with ads. And yes, there is a "free" version with ads, but it only gets about 1/2 the content.

It goes live in 10 days.

As of right now, it does not have Roku or Amazon support like HBO Max. But, I do have an Apple TV 4K, which it does support, so I got it. I have a 4K switch and go back and forth using my Roku and Apple TV.

Obviously with this not having Roku or Amazon support like HBO Max, I assume the majority here will pass on it.

NBC does have a huge back catalog of shows I want to re-visit. Especially OG Law and Order and Criminal Intent which I never watched regularly.

I read that NBC is still going to support Hulu for at least 2 more years and then they may pull all of their shows to move here.
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When did HBO Max get Roku and Amazon support?
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life
When did HBO Max get Roku and Amazon support?
I never said that. I said Peacock doesnít have Roku or Amazon support like HBO Max.
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Great another Roku loss

Peacock without Roku and Amazon Fire TV? Top exec is OK with that

https://www.cnet.com/news/peacock-wi...-ok-with-that/
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Originally Posted by stingermck
Great another Roku loss

Peacock without Roku and Amazon Fire TV? Top exec is OK with that

https://www.cnet.com/news/peacock-wi...-ok-with-that/
Ugh
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

I broke down and went in for a year commercial free. Coincided with getting an AppleTV which is supposed to be supported at launch.
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No 4k or mobile downloads either. Or profiles.
https://www.cnet.com/news/peacock-wo...nch-wednesday/
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4 EPL soccer games will be broadcast live exclusively on Peacock launch day as well.

https://awfulannouncing.com/nbc/nbc-...o-peacock.html
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Re: Peacock -- NBC Universal streaming service

Originally Posted by stingermck
Great another Roku loss

Peacock without Roku and Amazon Fire TV? Top exec is OK with that

https://www.cnet.com/news/peacock-wi...-ok-with-that/

HBO and NBC must really hate Roku and Amazon

I've read that Roku is playing hardball because they want a larger cut of the sales of the app from their app store.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/09/nbcu...-15-debut.html

Chances of reaching a deal with Roku and Amazon "less than 10%"

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