Peacock is the official paid streaming platform for NBCUniversal and home to many favorites such as “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “30 Rock.” Many other streaming services offer a way for users to try before they commit, so you might be wondering: Does Peacock have a free trial?
Peacock does not offer a free trial of either of its paid subscription plans, but the streaming service does allow users to watch over 10,000 hours of content for free, with no credit card details required. Also, there are ways to get a Peacock Premium subscription for free.
What Is Peacock?
Named for the iconic rainbow-colored peacock logo, Peacock is the NBCUniversal streaming service launched in 2020. It offers original shows and movies as well as content from all of NBC’s brand hubs, including Bravo, Telemundo, Oxygen, WWE Network and Hallmark.
Peacock also has a library of other popular content like the Harry Potter series, anime shows and exclusive streaming rights to new movie releases. Right now, subscribers can watch titles like “Nope,” “Bros” and “The Independent,” only on Peacock. And unlike many of its streaming competitors, Peacock also offers live channels where you can watch the news, sports and special events.
How Much Does Peacock Cost?
Peacock subscriptions come in two tiers:
- Premium: $4.99 per month for over 80,000 hours of content with ads
- Premium Plus: $9.99 per month for over 80,000 hours of content with fewer ads
The Premium and Premium Plus tiers are nearly identical, except that the Plus version drastically lowers the number of ads and allows users to download select titles for offline viewing. Both Premium and Premium Plus customers get access to new films and live sports and events.
In addition to its paid subscription plans, Peacock offers free access to 10,000-plus hours of content with ads.
Does Peacock Offer a Free Trial or Discounts?
As noted above, Peacock does not offer free trials of its Premium and Premium Plus plans. For users who want to try before they buy, Peacock suggests signing up to get free access to over 10,000 hours of content. Credit card details aren’t required to join, so users won’t get charged no matter how long they use the service.
Peacock does run direct sales on its paid subscription plans at certain times throughout the year. For example, the Black Friday 2022 sale offered new customers 12 months of Premium for only 99 cents per month. New Year’s is a good time to look out for discounts, too. These deals allow customers to get access to the streaming service at a budget-friendly price.
How To Get Peacock Premium for Free
Peacock has partnerships with a number of third-party companies and products to offer their users free Premium subscriptions.
Free Peacock Premium With Xfinity
Xfinity customers with an eligible X1 TV box or Flex 4K streaming box and an Xfinity internet connection are eligible for a free Peacock Premium subscription. As part of this deal, users receive a free subscription for as long as they are eligible Xfinity customers.
Free Peacock Premium With XClass TVs
Until Dec. 31, anyone who buys an eligible XClass TV device can receive 12 free months of Peacock Premium. This offer also extends to existing Premium subscribers, whose monthly bill will cease during the 12 months, and Premium Plus subscribers, whose monthly bill will be reduced from $9.99 to $5.
Free Peacock Premium With Spectrum
Spectrum TV customers can enjoy 12 months of free Peacock Premium by linking their Spectrum account to their Peacock account. This offer requires users to use a valid payment method and will begin charging for Premium after 12 months.
Spectrum internet customers can also reap the benefits of this deal with 90 days of Peacock Premium for free.
FAQHere are a few frequently asked questions on the Peacock streaming service.
- Is there a seven-day free trial for Peacock?
- The short answer is no. However, the good news is that the service offers some free content for people to check out before they buy. You can access 10,000-plus hours of content with ads for free for as long as you like. Simply sign up with your email address, no payment method necessary, to get instant access.
- What is the cheapest way to get Peacock?
- The cheapest way to get Peacock Premium is to join during a sale. Alternatively, you can bundle your TV and internet with one of the paid partners mentioned above to get free access to the Premium plan, which includes over 80,000 hours of content plus new movie releases and live channels.
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