Peacock has joined the world of streaming. Last year, NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, launched Peacock, a streaming network with something for everyone: From classics like Saved by the Bell and Psych 2: Lassie Come Home to comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation, there’s something for everyone.
Customers with Xfinity can use the service, but they have three options: a free tier, two paid Peacock Premium levels, or no service at all. Customers will only be able to download select episodes of Peacock originals and nearly half of the library as part of the free tier, which will be ad-supported. Customers can pay $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year for ad-supported access to everything on Peacock, or upgrade to ad-free access for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
The Peacock app was made available on Roku devices last fall, after being noticeably absent for some time.
“We’re excited that Roku sees the value in having NBCUniversal’s amazing family of apps and programming, including Peacock, accessible to all of their users around the world,” the media company said on Sept. 18. “Since its national launch in July, more than 15 million people have signed up for Peacock, and we’re excited that millions more will now be able to access and enjoy Peacock, as well as other NBCUniversal applications, on their Roku devices. Roku’s vast reach will allow us to not only make Peacock accessible to our fans everywhere they watch content, but also to continue to extend NBCUniversal’s unrivaled digital presence across platforms.”
Peacock is one of the new streaming services to join the growing list of options, which already includes HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and others.
Peacock’s launch was originally planned to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics (before the Games were postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus), but instead concentrated on its extensive library of classic titles, including complete seasons of Downton Abbey, Friday Night Lights, The Office, and Parks and Recreation, as well as new originals that will be available to stream on the first day. There’s plenty more to come, including the new girl group comedy Girls5eva, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air drama remake, and Langdon.
Here are a few of ET’s recommendations for what you should watch on Peacock, ranging from original films to highly awaited dramas.
Beginning April 5, Peacock Premium subscribers will have access to the WWE Network’s vast library, which includes all past WWE, WCW, and ECW pay-per-view matches, every episode of Raw and Smackdown, as well as upcoming live events including Wrestlemania and Summerslam. For a limited time, Peacock is offering a 50% discount on their premium membership, allowing you to get an account just in time to watch Wrestlemania 37 Live on April 10 and 11, and see WWE Superstars like Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, and even 2021 Grammy winner Bad Bunny compete.
Season 3 of the Stephen King drama will premiere on Peacock in March. When a serial killer starts to haunt him through a series of letters and emails, a former detective embarks on a dangerous and potentially criminal crusade. The new season picks up with the Hodges investigating the death of a local poet. Despite the fact that the dreaded Mr. Mercedes is no longer present, his presence looms large.
Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye), now a single mother of three, is struggling to get her life back on track when she encounters a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self in the follow-up season. Quinn Copeland, Noah Cottrell, Oliver De Los Santos, Lauren Lindsey Donzis, and Freddie Prinze Jr. also return as Punky’s best friend Cheri.
Saved by the Bell
When California governor Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) is chastised for closing so many underfunded high schools, he suggests that the students be sent to the state’s best-funded schools, including Bayside High. The influx of new students provides a much-needed dose of realism to the affluent Bayside students (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in 22 minutes). Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez, as well as newcomers John Michael Higgins, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Pea, Josie Totah, and Haskiri Velazquez, return to the season. In a special cameo, Lark Voorhies reprises her role as Lisa Turtle.
Watch every single episode of The Office — all 201 of them! Beginning with Season 3, there will be never-before-seen footage and deleted scenes in extended cuts of the original episodes, with more arriving in March. Playlists for pranks, best workplace romances, and office terms are among the other exclusive features.
The Amber Ruffin Show
Amber Ruffin’s trademark smart-and-silly take on the week’s news is on display, with a delightful blend of seriousness, nonsense, and evening gowns.
Brave New World
The star-studded series, based on Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, depicts a utopian world that has achieved peace and prosperity. When Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) go on vacation in the Savage Lands, they meet John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), who accompanies them on their journey back to New London.
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
Gus (Dule Hill) and Shawn (James Roday Rodriguez) are back! Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) is ambushed by a mysterious culprit in a sting operation gone bad and left for dead in the second Psych film. Shawn and Gus return to Santa Barbara, where they grew up, to be by Lassie’s side as he recovers from a stroke. In all of their shenanigans, the two find themselves secretly unraveling a tangled case without the help of the authorities, their significant others, or the benefits of living in the Bay Area. But, as they soon learn, what they find will forever alter the trajectory of their relationship.
Betty In NY
Beatriz “Betty” Aurora Rincón Lozano, an articulate Mexican American woman who graduated with honors as an economist with a master in finance, is played by newcomer Elyfer Torres. Betty has been rejected for months while searching for her dream work. Her bright and upbeat personality, on the other hand, gets her a job as a personal assistant to Armando Mendoza (Erick Elas), the president of the V&M Modeling fashion agency.
The David Schwimmer-led comedy is set in the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters, which is characterized as “a kind of weedier, geekier, more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6, where they tackle foreign and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop.”