Peacock has announced that they will soon add a 24/7 live feed of local NBC stations for Peacock subscribers on the “Premium Plus” plan. Some markets have already added this live feed, but by November 30th subscribers in all 210 NBC market areas will gain access.
This is the exact same NBC channel you would get with cable or an antenna which means you’ll be able to watch all the local news, live sports, and TV shows that air on the network.
The announcement comes shortly after Peacock added Hallmark Channel to the streaming service. These combined together create a significant addition to the “Channels” lineup on Peacock.
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Broadcast TV Shifts to Streaming
Paramount+ offers a similar feature to their subscribers. If you have the $9.99/mo. “Premium” plan, you get access to your local CBS station.
Now for less than $20 a month, you can subscribe to Peacock and Paramount+ to get two of your local broadcast stations without the need for either an antenna or cable service. For cord cutters hoping to get streaming access to the local broadcast networks, this is much cheaper than services like YouTube TV or Hulu + Live TV which go for around $70 a month.
It remains to be seen if Disney-owned ABC will eventually be offered to subscribers on Hulu (not just the “live” version) or Disney+. Dancing with the Stars recently moved from ABC to become a Disney+ exclusive, possibly hinting at plans for a broader strategy.
For more info, check out our guide to streaming local channels without an antenna here.
Final Thoughts: NBC on Peacock
While the Peacock originals have yet to make the same kind of splash as those from Netflix or Disney+, the streaming service has a wide lineup of features that make it an attractive offer for subscribers.
It’s now the exclusive home for next-day streaming of NBC and Bravo shows (that shifted away from Hulu). It’s the streaming home for Sunday Night Football, WWE, and Premier League soccer. And it’s where you’ll find hit movies from Universal like Nope and Minions: Rise of Gru.
Not to mention, it’s where you’ll find TV’s #1 show Yellowstone, despite it being something that’s produced by Paramount.
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