NBCUniversal streamer Peacock comes early to Comcast customers

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Peacock is ready to take on Netflix and Apple TV+.
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Comcast is jumping into the streaming wars this week with an early preview of Peacock that gives customers access to over 15,000 hours of movies and TV shows from NBCUniversal. Peacock isn’t set to launch to the public until July, but if you’re an Xfinity X1 or Flex customer, you can get a taste of service starting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

As most of the country is forced to stay home, the options of free content are practically endless. Apple TV+, HBO, Starz, Sling TV, Epix and Cinemax have made some of their content available at no cost. Peacock isn’t ready to unleash its huge trove of content to the public quite yet, but it has some great shows that will have you eager to sign up for the service.

One of Peacock’s best features is its price. The service will be available for free with ads. To unlock more content you can jump up to the premium tier for $4.99. If you don’t want to see any ads at all that will cost you $5 per month extra. All Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will have Peacock Premium included for zero dollars.

“Offering Peacock Premium at no additional cost, seamlessly integrated on Xfinity X1 and Flex is another example of our commitment to provide more value, content and choice to customers,” said Dana Strong, President of Xfinity Consumer Services at Comcast. “With entertainment hours on our platforms up 24% versus last year, we know that our customers will enjoy discovering Peacock and all its great content during this exclusive preview period.”

Peacock offers access to both shows that are currently airing as well as shows from the NBC library, like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Some of the movies on the service include the Jurassic Park franchise, E.T., Meet the Parents, Shrek, Liar Liar, Reservoir Dogs, Moonrise Kingdom, American Psycho and Meet Joe Black.