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Peacock Review 2023: Better Than Its Competitors?

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Intro: Peacock Review 2023

Big media companies have continued to shift their attention over from cable television to streaming services. Consumers, meanwhile, have been bombarded with new streaming platforms to try. 

Peacock, a platform owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, has now been in the game for about three years. So in the overflowing sea of steaming services, has Peacock been able to strut its feathers?

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What is Peacock?

Peacock is an American streaming service launched in July of 2020, which gets its name from the colorful NBC logo. Most of its content comes from NBCUniversal, and its brands such as NBC, Bravo, Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Animation, Telemundo, and Focus Features.

There's also live TV including news, sports, WWE wrestling, and full access to the Hallmark Channel. Depending on your plan, you'll also get access to your local NBC station.

Peacock Plans and Pricing

Screenshot from Peacock's website

Peacock originally had a free tier of service for all of its users. This tier option allowed viewers access to a chunk of what the platform has to offer. It was ad-supported, and users weren’t even required to provide any credit card information.

In January 2023, that tier was made unavailable for new users. Old users will still have access to it, while anyone just signing up for Peacock will have to subscribe to one of their other two tiers of service.

Here are the current plans:

  • Peacock Premium will provide users access to all of the platform's shows and movies, as well as some sports and live content like the Hallmark Channel for the price of $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. This tier is still ad-supported.
  • Peacock Premium Plus removes most advertising and costs either $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. This tier offers offline play for select titles, as well as live 24/7 access to your local NBC station.

Students can get access to Peacock Premium for $1.99 a month for 12 months.

What's On Peacock?

Screenshot from Peacock's website


Peacock has over 80,000 hours of content, many of which are shows, movies, and live programs that have aired or currently air on NBC.

The platform also offers some of the big films that recently premiered in theaters, such as The Super Mario Bros Movie (starting August 2nd) and Cocaine Bear. At the time of publication, here are some of notable movie titles on the platform:


I think the Shows section on Peacock is where it shines the brightest. Popular hit NBC shows like The Office and New Girl reside on the platform. It also features popular newer shows such as Yellowstone and Young Rock.

There are Peacock Original shows such as Bupkis, a semi-autobiographical comedy starring Pete Davidson. Peacock’s Bel-Air, the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air spin-off has been recently renewed for its third season. Other recent Peacock Originals include Poker Face, Based on a True Story, Mrs. Davis.

There is also live programming on Peacock that airs shows like SNL, Law & Order, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians on their own individual channels. These channels stream their content for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hallmark Channel

You can even enjoy Hallmark movies on Peacock. A 24/7 livefeed of The Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama are all included with either Peacock plan. You can stream Hallmark premieres directly from Peacock, and/or watch them on-demand for 3 days after they premiere.


There are a huge variety of sports to tune into on Peacock. Baseball, WWE, NFL (including Sunday Night Football) golf, cycling, and many other sports can be watched live. And as if that isn’t exciting enough, you can access the Premier League, and stream live fútbol matches that are ONLY available in the U.S. through Peacock.

Live News

Peacock provides viewers access to live NBC news shows such as Meet The Press, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt. There are also news shows that are exclusive to Peacock, such as The Mehdi Hasan Show and Fireside History with Michael Beschloss.

Peacock App

Screenshot from Peacock's website

You can stream Peacock on three devices at once, as well as create up to 6 profiles. The Peacock app is supported on smartphones, tablets, computers, game consoles, smart TVs, streaming players (such as those from Roku and Amazon), and even Meta Quest 2.

Peacock Review Final Thoughts

Peacock is already a big deal for someone who thoroughly enjoys NBC Shows and movies. There’s no shortage of cop dramas and prime-time doctor shows on the platform. But lately, Peacock has expanded a lot of the content on its platform, and shaped up to be something incredible for all demographics.

One of the best things about Peacock is the fact that their Premium and Premium Plus tiers haven’t changed in price since the app was launched. $4.99 a month and $9.99 a month still are a good deal for the content being provided.

The two things that I think would really take Peacock to the next level are more Original movies, and trailers for all of their content, so that non-subscribers can get a taste of what they're missing out on. Other than that, the streaming service has improved a great deal since it’s been launched, and now has the potential to surpass its competitors.

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Kayla Newton
Kayla Newton
Kayla Newton is a young writer from New York. She has a degree in Television and Film Production from St. John’s University. After her time in college, she decided to build her portfolio and do some video editing and screenwriting of her own. In addition to her love of tv and film, she also enjoys writing music and creating video game content as a hobby.
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