Comcast subscribers are about to lose an enormous perk: free access to Peacock streaming. Because it launched in April 2020, the ad-supported model of Peacock Premium has been supplied to Xfinity TV and broadband prospects at no cost. Beginning on April third, it should not be supplied to new subscribers, and as of June twenty sixth, current prospects will not get it both, NBCUniversal has confirmed to Variety.
The information was first famous on Reddit by way of screenshots posting extra particulars. “Clients might be introduced with discounted supply particulars inside the Peacock app,” an inner message reads. “Keep tuned for supply particulars and extra info.” NBCU has additionally despatched messages to prospects that they will have the ability to buy Peacock Premium at a reduced value, which has but to be decided.
Final month, Peacock stopped offering the free ad-supported standalone service to new customers. On the time, the corporate mentioned it believed Peacock’s paid tiers had been one of the best ways to expertise the service. Extra doubtless, it is as a result of regardless of counting 20 million subscribers in 2022, up 9 million from the yr earlier than, Peacock has but to show a revenue for NBCU/Comcast.
The corporate’s plan was all the time to section out free Peacock entry for Comcast customers, a spokesperson informed Selection. By subsequent yr, it goals to hit 100,000 hours of programing divided between authentic collection, licensed TV, films, dwell sports activities and extra. Its buzziest authentic hit proper now could be Rian Johnson’s Poker Face, and it additionally streams standard traditional TV fare like The Office.
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