Peacock to Launch Nationally on Google Platforms, Devices

NBCUniversal’s pending SVOD service Peacock June 23 announced it will be available on Google platforms and devices including Android, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices when it launches nationwide July 15. At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium offers 15,000 hours of content, and Android and Android TV users will receive complimentary access to Peacock Premium until Oct. 15, 2020. Once a user’s promotion concludes, Peacock Premium will be available for $4.99 per month on Android and Android TV via Google Play in-app purchase. Viewers may also upgrade to an ad-free tier for an additional $5.00 per month.

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“Given Google’s extensive customer reach, millions of people will be able to start streaming Peacock on their preferred platform or device this July,” Maggie McLean Suniewick, president, business development and partnerships, Peacock, said in a statement. “We’ve made Peacock free to our distribution partners, including Google, because we want people everywhere to stream Peacock, and the Peacock Premium promotion demonstrates our commitment to providing incredible value for our mutual customers.”

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Peacock recently announced original programming available at launch including “Brave New World,” “The Capture,” “Intelligence” and “Lost Speedways”; sports documentary “In Deep With Ryan Lochte”; and the entire full-length film Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. In addition, subs will have access to programming from NBC and Telemundo, access to Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation movies like Jurassic Park, Do the Right Thing and Shrek; and iconic shows including comedies “Parks and Recreation,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live,” “King of Queens,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Frasier,” “George Lopez,” “Psych,” “Monk” and “Cheers”; dramas “Law & Order: SVU,” “Downton Abbey,” “Yellowstone,” “Friday Night Lights,” “House,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Parenthood,” “Heroes,” and kids programming including “Curious George,” DreamWorks’ “Where’s Waldo?” and “Cleopatra in Space.”

Peacock users also have daily programming highlights from “Today,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Meet the Press,” “Noticias Telemundo,” MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! News and Access Hollywood, and 75 streaming channels including clip-based channels like the best Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers comedy sketches, the best sketches from the “SNL” Vault, plus news channels from NBC News Now and Sky News, and genre channels such as True Crime, Reality Check-In and 80s Mix Tape.

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