Among the many streaming platforms available, one of the services that has been growing a lot since its beginning in 2020 is Peacock TV. With 20 million subscribers, it is an app that offers a variety of content that only a few platforms can offer. With solid strengths and a few weaknesses, Peacock TV is slowly rising to become one of the favorite services nowadays.
We tried Peacock TV to review it, and we explored the features of all tiers available. In this post, we share with you our experience with the app and our thoughts about the platform and its content.
Peacock TV's wide range of content
One of the main features that we first noticed about the platform is the big catalog of content formats. In this app, you can find series, movies, live shows, sports events, extra content, or special sections from NBC shows, and TV channels. The lower tier ‘Premium’, which is just $5,99, gives you access to all content but with ads. The Premium Plus tier is $11,99 and includes access to all the catalogs without ads.
$11,99 for a complete experience, compared with other platforms, can be considered standard. The reasoning behind the price is the amount of variety of content, including TV channels, live shows, sports events, and more. But, if you already are subscribed to other platforms, is Peacock TV really worth it?
Peacock TV tier system, costs, and our experience with them
The cost of the Premium tier is cheap enough considering that you have live TV, sports events, NBC shows, shows, and series. We tried this subscription, and compared with other streaming services, this one is just okay. Quality-wise, with 3 screens, and the number of shows and movies you can access, it is a decent service. However, if you don't enjoy ads, this might not be your favorite platform.
The Premium tier shows add randomly, and the amount and length depend on the type of content you are watching. For a movie, you can expect around 8 ads. For a series, you can expect around 5. Live TV also has around 7 ads, which is equal to regular TV channels. Other than the amount of ads, this tier was enjoyable.
The Premium Plus, of course, was a better experience since we removed the ads. We could fully access all the catalogs of the platform and enjoy it without interruption. However, the question stands the same, is it worth it?
The biggest shows available on the platform are The Office, Love Island, Bel-Air, Vampire Academy, and Quantum Leap. If you are a fan of any of these shows, or NBC programming, Peacock TV can be a great option for you.
From our experience, we don't consider Peacock to have a strong catalog yet with quality shows to boast that price, especially considering that you can find similar or better content with Disney, Hulu, Netflix, Prime, or Max with similar cost and without ads.
Peacock TV for free users and Premium users
At some point, Peacock was free with ads for all users. This was a marketing decision to attract users while building a strong catalog (again, is it strong enough? Depends on each user.) However, this system changed and now, if you are a new user, you don't have access to free tiers, only Premium.
Users who got the free pass at the beginning of the app can still enjoy this tier even if you already upgraded. If you have been using Peacock for many years and you are a paid user, it is possible to ask for a downgrade and become a free user again.