This lines up with the schedule that the company announced in January, which pointed to a broader launch on July 15.
NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock has launched for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers at no additional cost in the US.
A free tier featuring 7,500 hours of movies and shows will be available across mobile, web and popular connected-TV platforms. Peacock Premium will also be available for $4.99 per month on all popular connected devices, as well as an ad-free tier for an additional $5.00 per month.
Peacock will have exclusive streaming rights for the 2020 Universal film slate and beyond in the network window. The lineup will include live-action feature films including Fast & Furious 9 and Jurassic World 3.
Commenting on the launch, Matt Strauss, Chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, said: “Now more than ever there is a need for a free quality streaming service that can provide viewers with both the information they need to stay informed and entertainment they seek to escape the moment. With Peacock, we will deliver many of the best movies and TV shows of our time – as well as timely news and topical programming – and do our part to bring people together through the power of entertainment.”
The streaming service is not currently available in the Middle East.