How Much Does Peacock Cost?

Peacock users can choose between two monthly plans: ad-supported Premium for $5.99 or ad-free Premium Plus for $11.99.
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Peacock is a streaming platform that primarily offers content from the NBC Universal television network library. Peacock costs $5.99 per month for the Premium option or $11.99 per month for Premium Plus. Both plans feature discounts for annual subscribers.

What’s included in the cost of Peacock Premium?

Premium, which is $59.99 annually for a savings of about $12 over the month-to-month cost, gives subscribers ad-supported access to an extensive catalog of shows, including full seasons of many top-rated series. Premium features:

  • More than 50 channels.

  • New and popular older shows from NBC, Bravo and other networks.

  • Films.

  • Original content.

  • Live sports and events.

What’s included in the cost of Peacock Premium Plus?

Premium Plus, which is $119.99 if paid annually for a savings of about $24 over the monthly cost, includes the same features as the Premium plan but without ads on most content.

Premium Plus users can also download content for offline viewing and watch their local NBC channel live 24/7.

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How much does Peacock cost for students?

Eligible college students can get Premium for $1.99 per month for 12 months. Students must verify their status using a third-party service. Note that the subscription will auto-renew at the end of the 12 months — after which continuing users will be responsible for the standard $5.99 monthly payments — but students can reapply each year and, if approved, get the $1.99 price for another 12 months.

Does Peacock offer a free plan?

Peacock no longer offers a free plan, though some cable TV providers may feature limited access as a promotion to new subscribers. Cable company Xfinity’s NOW TV service includes Peacock Premium. Instacart+ membership includes access to Peacock for no additional cost.

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How many people can use Peacock at once?

Peacock supports up to six profiles per household. Users can also set up kids' profiles, provided the primary account holder doesn’t use a kid's profile. However, only three devices can be streaming Peacock at the same time.

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Is Peacock worth the price?

To determine if Peacock is right for you, consider how much of its content you might watch.

Take your budget into account. Streaming services are considered a want in the 50/30/20 budget framework that allocates 50% to needs, 30% to wants and 20% to savings and debt paydown. See how much room you have in your wants category for Peacock.

You might be able to lower the cost if your credit card offers rewards on streaming services.