Activate your free Peacock Premium subscription by creating an account and clicking ‘‘Link Provider’ in your account’s settings. Connect your Xfinity account with your Peacock account. From there, download the Peacock app from the Xfinity App store. Or say “Peacock” to your Voice Remote.
As a previous Xfinity Comcast subscriber, I regret not taking advantage of getting Peacock Premium free. I want to help prevent you from making a similar mistake. So I’ll show you how to watch Peacock with Xfinity.
To get you started with Peacock, I’ll cover these points:
- What Peacock streaming is
- How to watch it
- What devices you can use
- What shows and movies you’ll find
Let’s get you into this streaming app.
What Is Peacock TV?
Peacock TV is a streaming service owned by NBCUniversal (a Comcast company). It hosts thousands of a combination of movies, series, Originals, live events, sports, and more.
The service offers free, paid, and commercial-free plans. Prices for each plan will vary. And when subscribing to their paid plan, NBC will give you access to more content.
Examples of what you’ll get include Peacock Originals (NBC-exclusive content) and sports.
Existing Comcast Xfinity subscribers (on qualifying plans) will get a free Peacock Premium subscription. Meanwhile, anyone can download the Peacock TV app and use the Free plan.
You can download Peacock on a myriad of devices. Noteworthy examples include the PlayStation 4 and Samsung Smart TV.
- Over 600 hours of standard definition content (720p)
- Over 400 hours of high definition content (1080p)
- 204 hours of ultra high definition content (4K)
You can bypass the data cap by using Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, paying $30 a month for the Unlimited Data add-on or $25 per month for the xFi Gateway Complete (modem/router combo).
DVR subscribers also can’t record content on Peacock.
How to Watch Peacock Streaming
Before watching Peacock on any device, you’ll need to create a Peacock account. Whether you get Premium free from Comcast Xfinity, use the Free plan or pay for it.
Follow this link to Peacock’s website and pick a plan. If you’re a Comcast Xfinity user, choose the Free plan.
If you’re a qualifying Xfinity subscriber and want to claim your free Peacock Premium subscription, visit PeacockTV.com/account. Once you’re there, scroll down to ‘Link Provider.’
Log into the Xfinity account used for your service and link it to your Peacock account.
How to Watch Peacock on the X1 and Xfinity Flex
To watch Peacock on your Xfinity Flex and X1 TV boxes, follow these steps:
- Press the ‘Xfinity’ button on your Xfinity Voice Remote
- Navigate to the ‘Apps’ menu and open it
- Select the Peacock app
- Create your Peacock account and follow the prompts
- On the ‘Who’s watching?’ page, press ‘New Profile’ and create a Peacock profile
- Throw some popcorn in the microwave while you find something to watch
Alternatively, you can press the microphone button on your Voice Remote and say “Peacock.”
You CAN’T watch Peacock content in 4K when watching on the Flex or X1 TV boxes. Xfinity Comcast only specifies that these devices don’t support 4K (with Peacock).
How to Watch Peacock With Any Other Device
Create a Peacock account and select your subscription. If you’re a Xfinity subscriber, refer to the previous points to connect your account to reclaim Premium for free.
Navigate to your device’s app store, search for ‘Peacock TV,’ and download the app. Open the app, log into your Peacock account, and select something to watch.
Peacock Streaming Plans
Peacock gives you a few packages to choose from that include:
|Peacock Premium||No||Yes||$4.99 per month$49.99 per year|
|Peacock Premium Plus||Yes||Yes||$9.99 per month$99.99 per year|
The following section will cover each plan in-depth. I’ll cover pricing, features, and other exciting tidbits.
Peacock Free is NBC’s free ad-supported streaming service available to anyone. You’ll find enough content to keep you entertained for thousands of hours.
But you won’t find Peacock Originals, sports, and other series.
Peacock Premium acts as Peacock’s paid version of their streaming service. It costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 annually (18% savings).
You’ll find significantly more content on Premium compared to its Free counterpart.
I’ll cover these differences in a bit.
Comcast Xfinity will give you a subscription to Peacock Premium for free if you have any of these Xfinity devices or plans:
- Xfinity X1: a TV box
- Xfinity Digital Starter (or higher): Xfinity Basic/Connect plan (10+ channels) plus internet package
- *Xfinity Flex: a TV streaming box you can use for various streaming services
- Any Xfinity Internet plan
* Xfinity Comcast gives Internet subscribers a single free Flex device. If you want two or more TV boxes, you’ll need to pay $5 per month (per device).
With Peacock Premium (and Premium Plus), you’ll have access to over 20,000 hours of content. Some perks you’ll have over the Free plan include:
- More kids content
- Live events
- Live sports
- Next-day access to existing NBC series
- Peacock Originals
Netflix has around 36,000 hours of content yet costs double the price . You’ll TECHNICALLY get more value with Peacock. If you prefer NBC’s streaming platform’s content.
Keep in mind that I don’t trust the source too much on the site that I sourced for Netflix’s content hours. It’s an estimate.
Either way, NBC Peacock Premium gives you a decent value.
And if you meet one of the requirements to get it free, it’s worth browsing the content available on this platform.
Peacock Premium Plus
Peacock Premium Plus only differs from Peacock Premium because it offers an ad-free experience. It costs you $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
Again, you’ll save 18% if you pay for the annual subscription.
I found a trend when researching the number of commercial breaks in Peacock Free and Premium. Many people have said they’ve experienced five ads per hour-long show. Each 30–90 seconds each.
This research suggests 8.7 ads per hour or 4.6 commercial breaks per 22-minute series .
The former bit of research suggests 7.5 minutes worth of ads per hour. In contrast, the latter says 13 and a half minutes.
I don’t mind ads. Because it gives me time to use the bathroom or stretch my legs.
Everyone’s different, though. Determine whether you can endure ads. Or if you’d want to pay an extra $5 per month to eliminate them.
What Devices Can I Use to Watch Peacock Streaming
Devices that you can use to watch the Peacock TV app include:
|Xfinity X1||Xfinity Flex||Android devices (Android 6.0+)||Apple Devices (iOS 11+)|
|PlayStation 4||PlayStation 5||Roku devices||Samsung Smart TVs (2017 and later models)|
|LG Smart TV (WebOS 3.5+)||Chromecast (1st Generation+)||Apple TV HD (4th Gen. or above)||NVIDIA Shield|
|Sony BRAVIA||*Amazon Fire devices (Fire OS 5+)||Vizio TV (SmartCast 2.0 or 3.0)||Browsers:|
Safari 12+Chrome 75+Microsoft Edge: 80+Firefox 68+
|Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One|
* You can’t use first-generation Amazon Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks to watch content on Peacock TV.
Let’s dive into the details on compatible Roku devices:
|Roku Device||Model Version|
|Roku 2||4210X only|
|Roku 3 & 4||4200X or later|
|Roku Express and Express+||3900X or later|
|Roku Premiere and Premiere+||3920X or later|
|Roku Streaming Stick||3600X or later|
|Roku Smart Soundbar and TV||5000X or later|
|Roku Ultra and Ultra LT||4640 or later|
This table presents what Roku devices you can download the Peacock app with.
What Shows and Movies Are on Peacock?
Here are a bunch of movies you can watch on Peacock.
|American Psycho||E.T.||Despicable Me||The Godfather trilogy|
|Ray||Lost in Translation||Ray||Reservoir Dogs|
|Shrek||Schindler’s List||Children of men||Evan Almighty|
|Good Shepherd||Meet the Parents||Bridesmaids||Casino|
|Shark Tale||Brokeback Mountain||Jurassic World 3||Fast & Furious 9|
|The Bad Guys||Downton Abbey: A New Era||The Northman||Antz (1998(|
|Marley & Me||Robots||The Big Lebowski||The Big Wedding|
|Bring It On: Again||Bring It On: All or Nothing||Bulletproof||The Change-Up|
|Date Night||Dazed and Confused||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Store||Get Him to the Greek|
|Liar Liar||Major Payne||Mystery Men||The Other Guys|
|Role Models||Shallow Hal||A Simple Favor||Sisters (2015)|
|Stick it||Trainwreck||You Don’t Mess with the Zohan||Honey|
Availability will vary.
NBC may remove these movies from its platform at any time. Whether they cause controversy or NBC loses the rights, You may also not find some of these movies on the Free plan.
Here are some shows you can watch with the Peacock TV app:
|Difficult People||Parks & Recreation (Seasons 1–7)||Two and a Half men||Cheers|
|Monk (Seasons 1–8)||Saturday Night Live (Seasons 40–44)||Betty en NY||Curious George|
|*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||Bates Motel||Yellowstone||The Office|
|Downton Abbey||Everybody Loves Raymond||30 Rock (Seasons 1–7)||Brooklyn Nine-Nine|
|Battlestar Galactica||Chicago Fire||Modern Fire||*The King of Queens|
|*Late Night With Seth Meyers||*House||Bite Club||Below Deck|
|Superstore||Botched||Real Housewives||All existing NBC series|
|Top Chef||Growing Up Chrisley||Who Do You Think||El Señor de los Cielos|
|They Are?||Married to Medicine: Atlanta||Southern Charm||Watch What Happens Live|
* Confirmed as Premium-subscriber-only plans.
Availability can change at any time. NBC may add or remove episodes or series when they feel like it. So keep an eye out for announcements. You may also not see some of these series or movies on the Peacock Free plan.
Comcast Xfinity specified episode/season availability for SOME series. So when going on the app, you may not see every season available for a series you want to watch.
You can also watch rare footage from The Office. Peacock calls it ‘The Office: Superfan Episodes. It’s great for anyone who can’t get enough of Dwight (or other characters).
Peacock Originals You Can Watch
Peacock Originals are series that NBCUniversal created and exclusively hosts on their platform. Here’s a list of series you’ll find:
|We Are Lady Parts||Wolf Life Me||Downton Abbey: A New Era||Joe vs. Carole|
|Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol||Cleopatra in Space||Girls5Eva||The Amber Ruffin Show|
|Brave New World||Intelligence||Saved by the Bell||Punky Brewster|
|Trigger Point||Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem||Hart to Heart||Love Island|
|The Resort||Dateline: The Last Day||The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip|
NBC can more Original series at any time. So keep an eye on their platform to see whether they add content worth watching.
What Sports You’ll Find on Peacock
Here’s a list of sports you’ll find on Peacock Premium and Premium Plus:
|WWE pay-per-view (all events)||WWE Smackdown (all episode)||WWE Raw (all episode)||WWE NXT (all episodes)|
|Premier Lacrosse League Pass||Pro Motocross Pass||Supercross Pass||Cycling Pass|
|Track & Field Pass||Premier League (2020–2021 season)||Major League Baseball (through Sept 4th, 2022)||Money in the Bank|
|U.S. Open||NTT IndyCar Series||The Open Championship||NASCAR Indianapolis|
NBCUniversal bought the exclusive streaming rights to WWE matches (non-pay-per-view). So, WWE fans can only watch a majority of WWE matches on Peacock.
How Often Peacock Adds New Content
Peacock adds and removes new content monthly. You can visit this page to see what series, sports, Originals, and movies they’ll add in the current month.
With series that NBCUniversal owns the rights to (like The Office), you’ll unlikely see them leave the platform. But with others, they’ll come-and-go.
FAQ: How to Watch Peacock With Xfinity?
Before you leave, explore some frequently asked questions about NBC’s streaming service.
Do I Get Peacock for Free With Xfinity?
You can get Peacock Premium (not Premium Plus) free with Xfinity internet-only plans and TV with internet plans (Digital Starter tier and above).
Who Owns Peacock Streaming?
NBCUniversal, a Comcast Corporation asset, owns the Peacock streaming service.
To watch Peacock on X1 and Flex devices, utter “Peacock” into your Voice Remote. Or search for the app in the app store.
Using it on other devices requires similar steps. Open your device’s app store and search for the Peacock TV app.
Peacock’s Free offers anyone (including non-Xfinity users) a means to watch a lot of content. You can upgrade to Premium or Premium Plus to access much more media.
Get started with Peacock streaming today.