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Xfinity is one of the top-most internet service providers in the U.S., and it is not just its widespread network coverage, via the largest Gig-speed network, that ranks it so. High-quality Xfinity Internet and TV services get you many other value perks too. Consumers get to enjoy the unique advantage of being a Comcast customer, with access to advanced and innovative high-end equipment. Plus the promotional pricing adds to the appeal of Xfinity deals, and with how service tiers are designed, no matter what your household size, you can find one suitable for yourself.

So if you’re considering an Xfinity subscription for your home, and looking forward to value perks such as Peacock Premium, you are in the right place. In this article, we will talk about Peacock with Xfinity, and how you can make the most of it through an Xfinity subscription.

What is Peacock?

Peacock is an American OTT video-on-demand service, which comes under the umbrella of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. Comcast owns the service, much like Xfinity and its other assets.

The Peacock streaming service was launched right in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. As cinemas closed, and outdoor life came to a halt, masses were left craving entertainment. And there could not have been a more opportune time to introduce the new VOD service to the U.S. audience. For Xfinity customers, early availability was made possible via Xfinity Flex streaming TV box in April 2020 - about 3 months before others got to experience the new streaming sensation.  

Since its launch, its popularity has only increased. As 2021 came to a close, Comcast reported over 24 million monthly active accounts, of which over 9 million are paid, subscribers. While it may be dwarfed in comparison to streaming giants such Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, the Peacock streaming service is nonetheless a serious contender. Let’s see what makes it so!

How does the Peacock streaming service work?

  1. The free Peacock service tier sets it apart from its famous competitors. This ad-supported version allows access to a large back catalog as well as live news and sports. You get instant access to popular NBC TV series such as 30 Rock, Monk, Everybody Loves Raymond, Battlestar Galactica, and many more. The free service tier works quite like Pluto TV and Tubi, except it brings you a better selection of exclusive, and more familiar shows and movies. The only catch is it's an ad-supported version.
  2. Peacock Premium is the paid service tier, which costs you $4.99/mo. With Peacock Premium you can access the full catalog worth over 20,000 hours of video content - including all episodes of shows like The Office, as well as Peacock Originals. Plus you get next-day access to the new episodes of all current NBC TV shows, and early access to Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the night they air on NBC. Again, the only downside is you must sit through the ads.
  3. Peacock Premium Plus is the ultimate service tier which costs $9.99 per month. You get everything as you would with Peacock Premium, but without the advertisements. This helps you refine your experience, and make it more fulfilling and fun.

A big strength of the service is its live sports offerings with Premium tiers - you can watch Premier League Soccer, Sunday Night Football, WWE wrestling, and more. In 2022, Peacock is also all set to stream brand new films from Universal within 4 months of the theatrical release. Which is undoubtedly a huge bonus for subscribers.

Who is eligible for Peacock Premium with Xfinity?

  • Peacock Premium is available at no additional cost to all Xfinity Flex customers.
  • Xfinity X1 and video customers who have a subscription to Xfinity Internet or a qualifying TV service plan are also eligible for the FREE Peacock Premium.

Like so, if you subscribe to an Xfinity Internet plan and choose to include the FREE Xfinity Flex streaming device, you’ll be able to enjoy Peacock Premium. Similarly, if you are an Xfinity video-only customer with a qualifying TV plan, Peacock Premium will come included. Albeit, you’ll need a third-party compatible device such as a smartphone, tablet, or PC to tune into Peacock programming. Lastly, if you sign up for an Xfinity double play deal - Internet and X1 TV - you’ll again enjoy the perk!

In each scenario, you get a $4.99 value automatically added to your Xfinity subscription. Here it is worth noting if you are interested in the ad-free version, i.e. Peacock Premium Plus which costs $9.99/mo. (standard rate), Xfinity customers can upgrade for only $5/mo.

What to watch on Peacock with Xfinity?

Peacock Premium fixes you up with over 20,000 hours of the best TV entertainment, with the choicest titles - shows, movies, documentaries, originals and so much more are there to explore. And the best part is the content library is refreshed every day.

Live and on-demand content from across news, sports, reality TV, late-night shows, all-time classics, Universal & DreamWorks movies, kids’ programming, sports highlights, and docuseries. There is something for everyone! But it does not end there.

Over the past year and a half, the streaming service has built up an impressive catalog of original programming too. The lineup includes some rather interesting Peacock Originals like The Capture and Brave New World; critically acclaimed titles e.g. Dr. Death, Saved by the Bell, and We Are Lady Parts; as well as many popular ones such as Vigil, Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, Paris in Love, and more. This is content you are unlikely to access elsewhere.  

Among the newer popular titles, you’ll come across Bel-Air, which is a reboot of the 1990 sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. You can get your reality TV filled with the brand new show The Real Housewives of Miami. The new comedy True Story with Ed & Randall is another title worth watching. Other popular titles include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Wolf Like Me, Charmed, Yellowstone, and more.

How to access content on Xfinity Peacock?

Once you have an active Xfinity subscription, you can tune into Peacock content on any compatible device, and start streaming via your Xfinity Internet connection. Watch on your smartphone or tab. And if you want it on the home screen, use your Xfinity X1 or the Xfinity Flexbox. For private viewing, you can also tune into Peacock online via peacocktv.com.

Xfinity Flex and X1 customers only need an email address to sign in to the app. You can create your Peacock account using your Comcast email address or another via the Flex or X1 box. It only takes a few minutes to link your Xfinity account to Peacock. And once you are done following the on-screen prompts, you’ll be ready to stream.   

Peacock with Xfinity lets you create as many profiles as you want, but only 3 concurrent streams are allowed. The app also lets you implement parental controls via its Settings menu, so you can rest assured kids do not come across age-inappropriate content. A download option is available, which makes offline viewing possible at times when you don’t have access to the internet.     

Conclusion

While the hype for Peacock may not compare to that of Netflix or Disney+, it has plenty to offer. It is nice to have, probably not absolutely essential, but then that is entirely true for all other streaming services out there too. 

That is exactly why if Peacock Premium is already watched in your home, or you’ve been considering to include it in your app lineup, getting it as a perk at no cost with Xfinity Internet makes all the more sense. After all, you’d need a high-speed internet connection to stream anyway. Then why not get it via an Xfinity subscription?

If yours is a cord-cutter home, super-fast Xfinity Internet speeds ranging from 300 Mbps to 1200 Mbps, are widely available across 36 states, and worth checking out. Homes, where Cable is still the nucleus of entertainment, can pick a skinny Xfinity Cable bundle or a more all-around channel lineup to complement streaming TV. Peacock Premium is more than worth checking out when it comes to an Xfinity package - it gives you access to the fountainhead of TV entertainment i.e. NBCUniversal. While it may not be your only source of entertainment, it does come off as a solid addition to your in-home cinema.

So if you are ready to find out how Soldier Shaun clears his name in The Capture, go for Peacock Premium with Xfinity. To check offer availability in your area, click here.

 

FAQs

1. What famous movies and TV shows are available on Peacock? 

The top favorite TV shows on Peacock include Cheers, 30 Rock (all), Parks & Recreation (all seasons), Monk (all seasons), Psych, Betty en NY, and many more. The top favorite movies on Peacock include Schindler’s List, Shrek, Reservoir Dogs, E.T, Children of Men, and Evan Almighty.

2. Why can’t I access the Peacock app on my X1 TV Box? 

If you cannot see the Peacock application and content on your X1 TV box, make sure you have a compatible X1 TV box (Pace XG1v1 and RNG150 devices aren’t supported). Remember your X1 box must be connected via an Xfinity Internet connection.

3. Does the Peacock stream count towards my Xfinity internet data usage?  

Yes. Anything you stream online or download through the Peacock app counts towards your Xfinity Internet data allowance. 

4. Do I need to log in or register to use the Peacock App? 

Yes, you will be asked to log in with an email address when you first sign up. Use any email address that you are comfortable with when creating your Peacock account via your TV box because you will need the same email ID to access your Peacock account on other devices.