May 7, 2020
Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X, when it launches nationally July 15.
Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium will also be available for $4.99 per month, featuring more than 15,000 hours of content. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to ad-free for an additional $5 per month.
“We are pleased to make Peacock available to the millions of customers who access content across Xbox platforms,” Maggie McLean Suniewick, president of business development and partnerships for Peacock, said in a statement. “With streaming entertainment and gaming reaching all-time highs, Xbox will be a great ongoing partner for Peacock.”
When it launches in July, Peacock will be available for Xbox users to download through the Microsoft Store. Customers will be able to sign up for Peacock Free or upgrade to Peacock Premium directly within the Peacock app on Xbox devices using in-app purchase.
“We look forward to working with Microsoft, bringing Peacock to the Xbox platform and expanding the growing options people have to access our content at national launch,” Matt Bond, chairman, content distribution, NBCUniversal, said in a statement.
Last month, Peacock’s early preview rolled out to eligible Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers at no additional cost. Peacock will also be bundled and included at no additional cost for eligible Cox Contour customers later this year.