NBC Peacock streaming service to launch with Apple TV support


Peacock from NBCUniversal
As expected, Peacock will launch with support for Apple devices.
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NBC’s new movie and T.V. streaming service Peacock will be available on iOS and tvOS devices when it launches July 15, the broadcaster said Wednesday.

NBC has announced that the service will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app, allowing customers to stream on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV. Users will also be able to use Siri to search for video content.

Customers will be able to sign up for Peacock Free or upgrade to Peacock premium directly within the Peacock iOS App, or on the Apple TV streaming device using an in-app purchase.

Peacock will be available as a premium service with ads for $4.99 a month, as well as an ad-free version for $9.99. Comcast and Cox subscribers can choose the ad-free model for $5 a month.

“Our priority is to bring Peacock’s unrivaled collection of content to people across major distributors and device platforms,” said Matt Bond, Chairman, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. “We look forward to bringing Peacock to Apple customers when we launch around the U.S. in July, capitalizing on Apple’s incredible reach and connecting with millions of viewers across their devices.”

At launch, some 15,000 hours of movies and shows will be available for streaming, including popular programs like Parks and Recreation, Law & Order: SVU, Two and a Half Men and early access to content from NBC’s late-night shows. NBC News programming will also be available.

NBC also says that live sports will also be made available on the service, which may pay the way for additional live streaming content.