Comentários do leitor

Peacock: Everything to know about NBC's streaming app

"Irwin Hinder" (2020-08-22)


maxresdefault.jpgid="article-body" class="row" section="article-body">















Enlarge Image

Peacock launched across the US on July 15. 


Angela Lang/CNET


Peacock, a streaming app from Comcast-owned NBCUniversal, launched last month across the US with thousands of hours of free programming, as well as extra shows, movies and originals if you're willing to pay for a subscription. It has a seven-day free trial for those premium tiers, but if you sign up through a Google platform like Android, you can get an extended free period. 

But, like HBO Max, you can't watch Peacock on a  device. Roku and Amazon are the most popular makers of devices to stream to televisions in the US. 

The standoff between these device makers and new streaming services marks a new stage in the evolution of streaming video, one that puts people like you in the middle. Both sides want the most control over the data and money you generate with your streaming activity, as they carve out their positions of power for the next era of TV. But in the meantime, you can't watch all the top streaming services on all the top devices. 



CNET TVs, Streaming and Audio




Get CNET's comprehensive coverage of home entertainment tech delivered to your inbox.



Competing with the likes of , , and others, Peacock is the last big new service going live in the flood of launches from tech and media giants over the last year. Technically, Peacock launched months ago in a limited "sneak peek" on April 15 for some  customers. But the nationwide launch widens the service to anyone in the US who wants to watch it, and Peacock's first original shows and movies dropped then too.