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The Peacock streaming service is not due to launch in the US until July 15. However, Comcast Xfinity customers now have early access to the service. Here’s what those customers need to know and how to get started.
When Peacock goes live to everyone it will primarily be offered as both a free and premium product. The premium version will also be split into two tiers with an ad-supported version priced at $4.99 per month and an ad-free option at $9.99 per month. Comcast Xfinity customers are being gifted the premium with ads version resulting in a $5 per month saving.
However, this is an early access version and that means there are some limitations in effect. For example, with no general mobile or TV apps available to download, Comcast Xfinity customers cannot simply watch Peacock on all of their devices. Likewise, the content lineup has not been fully fleshed out yet with some notable and popular titles missing. In spite of this, Peacock still offers thousands of hours of content, including TV shows, movies, and exclusive original series, and at no additional cost.
How To Get Started With Peacock
With the lack of different platform apps available, getting started for Comcast Xfinity customers is pretty easy to do. Essentially, they can only access the service on the device their Comcast Xfinity box is connected to.
Irrespective of other platforms and devices, the Peacock app is now available on the Comcast Xfinity Flex box and is due to go live for eligible Xfinity X1 customers in the next few weeks. Once the app is installed, all users have to do is open the app and link an email address. As this is being gifted to Comcast Xfinity customers, no other information other than an email address is currently required.
Once signed up by email, the app will be ready to use and the world of Peacock available to stream for free. Comcast Xfinity customers can then further manage their Peacock account through the account section on the main Peacock website.