Peacock TV is an odd bird and a strange name for yet another new on demand Streaming TV Service. Even with pretty feathers, in 2020 it’s hard to stand apart from all of the other birds in the world of Streaming Services. It has a lot of On Demand TV and Movies, but so does every other streaming service. In short, Peacock TV is really just a Comcast Xfinity owned locked down and stripped down version of Hulu – which we would recommend over Peacock.
Peacock looks & functions like old Comcast
It also important to understand Peacock TV is owned by NBC Universal who also owns Comcast Xfinity. Comcast is trying to use Peacock TV and their new Flex Box to stop the hemorrhaging TV subscribers that have Cut The Cord from Cable TV at a record pace. As you might guess Comcast Xfinity’s Flex box is typical bait and switch pricing that you have come to expect from Comcast and just plain bad for consumers. To highlight Comcast’s continuing quest to lock you down, you can’t access Peacock TV on either Roku or Fire TV (the top 2 streaming devices in the country by far).
Comcast old model of price gouging and poor customer service is catching up to it. People finally have other options for service, so Comcast Xfinity is losing subscribers to Cord Cutting every quarter at a record pace. Comcast is spending millions of advertising dollars to try to hook people on Peacock and Flex box. It is extremely important for them to stay relevant in the TV and bundling game, so they will stop at nothing to promote Peacock and Flex.
Peacock TV Pricing
On the positive side, at least Peacock TV is more transparent than Flex in what it offers and it’s pricing. They have some free content, but to get the real content most folks would care about you need to fork out $5 a month for Premium. Premium Peacock TV includes ads though, to get rid of “most” ads you need pay an additional $5 a month, so $10 a month in total. While not a great value, at least it’s not $200 a month like your old Cable TV bill… However Hulu offers way more content, is supported on all major devices for the same price.
Additionally most people are already paying for a Live TV Streaming service you will be getting a lot of the same content already, so I don’t see any reason to pay for Peacock TV. Likely you already have Netflix, Prime, Hulu, Sling, YouTube TV, etc. which offer the same shows and content already, so why bother with Peacock TV? That doesnt even take into account the plethora of other Premium movie channels as well as bunch of 100% free Streaming TV services too. Hopefully you have worked with the experts at freeTVee to Cut The Cord and already have access to all of this content without the need to rely on Comcast. freeTVee is all about real savings and real freedom – freedom to use whatever streaming service you like being a part of that…