There are many streaming magnates, like Netflix and Hulu, that have had massive success. Peacock attempts to join the fun with a fresh look designed to attract the young with a catalog of classics.
A blast from the past
NBC has launched a new streaming service to challenge the ever-growing giants of the market.
Peacock is only available on Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex at the moment, which limits who can see it. However, the platform aims at being a free streaming service and will launch into the regular market soon enough.
When compared to Hulu, another ad-based streaming service, Peacock is free and has fewer ads on every tier. Where Peacock falls short is the amount of movies and TV series available. Hulu offers a wide variety of selection.
In terms of the user interface, Peacock attempts to bring to life a new idea by starting with what is trending. You cannot change this function, though. Also, moving from one section to another is not intuitive and can make searching for shows harder than on Netflix.
Where can you run this program?
You can only run it on Xfinity X1 and Flex.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. There are better options like Hulu or Netflix. Although Hulu has ads, the platform has many more shows to compensate. Netflix also has a great amount of content; however, it is much pricier than other options.
Overall, while not a bad service, it does not reach high expectations. For it to become a major player in the market, it will need to be made available to mass audiences.
Should you download it?
No. Peacock is most likely not going to be available for you, and there is little on it to watch.