Peacock to be available on Xbox One at launchThursday, May 7th, 2020
Peacock to Launch on Microsoft’s Xbox Devices
- Peacock Free and Peacock Premium Will Be Available Nationally on Xbox One S and Xbox One X Starting July 15
NEW YORK, May 7, 2020 — Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, today announced it will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X, when it launches nationally on July 15, 2020. At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late night. Peacock Premium will also be available for $4.99 per month and features more than 15,000 hours of content. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to ad-free for an additional $5.00 per month.
“We are pleased to make Peacock available to the millions of customers who access content across Xbox platforms,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, President, Business Development and Partnerships, Peacock. “With streaming entertainment and gaming reaching all-time highs, Xbox will be a great ongoing partner for Peacock.”
When it launches in July, Peacock will be available for Xbox users to download through the Microsoft Store. Customers will be able to sign up for Peacock Free or upgrade to Peacock Premium directly within the Peacock app on Xbox devices using in-app purchase.
In addition to current season programming from NBC and Telemundo, Peacock customers will enjoy access to hundreds of blockbuster movies like the Jurassic Park franchise, E.T., Meet the Parents, and Shrek; and iconic shows including comedies Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, George Lopez, and Cheers; dramas Law & Order: SVU, Downton Abbey, Yellowstone, Friday Night Lights, House, Battlestar Galactica, Psych, Parenthood, Monk, Heroes, kids programing including Curious George, Where’s Waldo? and Cleopatra in Space and Peacock original movies and shows (titles available at premiere yet to be announced).
“We look forward to working with Microsoft, bringing Peacock to the Xbox platform and expanding the growing options people have to access our content at national launch,” said Matt Bond, Chairman, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal.
The Peacock app will also feature daily programming highlights from TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, Noticias Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! News and Access Hollywood, and 75 streaming channels, including clip-based channels like the best Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers comedy sketches, the best sketches from the SNL Vault, plus news channels from NBC News Now and Sky News, and genre channels like True Crime, Reality Check-In and 80s Mix Tape.
Last month, Peacock’s early preview rolled out to eligible Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers at no additional cost. Peacock will also be bundled and included at no additional cost for eligible Cox Contour customers later this year.