What is Peacock TV Free and everything you can watch with it

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Peacock TV is NBC Universal's streaming service, and its got hundreds of movies and shows hiding inside its sizeable library. Unlike many other options, Peacock TV also offers an option for folks who can't rationalize paying for yet another streaming service. The Peacock TV Free plan gives every member access to thousands of hours of excellent content – popular series, Hollywood movies, and dozens of “always on” digital channels – with no expiration date, Peacock TV coupon codes, or credit card details required.

What is Peacock TV Free and how does it compare to its premium plan?

Peacock TV Free provides reduced access to Peacock’s content library. That means you can stream 40,000 hours of incredible movies and acclaimed TV shows – two-thirds of the total figure – plus 50 curated “always on” channels, and some live news and sports coverage. All you have to do is register for an account. No credit card details required, no Peacock free trial time constraints; just sign-up, sit back and enjoy.

The Free plan is ad-supported, but then so is the paid Premium option. Luckily, it’s a minor inconvenience because interruptions are kept to a max of five minutes per hour of streaming.

If you want more than Peacock TV Free can offer, then upgrade to Peacock Premium. For the $5.99 monthly fee, it opens up 20,000 hours more TV and movie content than you get with Peacock TV Free. That includes full access to fan-favorites like The Office, all Peacock Original series, and new episodes of current NBC shows only a day after broadcast. Plus, lots of live sports like premier league games, WWE content, and special events like the Super Bowl.

How to sign up to Peacock TV Free

  • Visit https://www.peacocktv.com/
  • Or download the app on an Android or iOS device
  • Enter your email address
  • Click on the 'Watch for Free' icon
  • You’ll see three Peacock membership option 
  • Select the 'Sign Up For Peacock' button
  • Enter in your details (no payment details will be requested)
  • Click on the 'Create Account' icon
  • Hey presto, you can now start streaming Peacock TV Free...for free!

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What can you watch on Peacock TV’s free plan?

A mighty amount! You’ll get hundreds of NBCUniversal movies and TV series, classic and contemporary, subsidiary and third-party company content, and Spanish-language titles courtesy of Telemundo.

Fans of the cable experience can switch between 50 “always on” digital channels programmed under headings like Out of This World, Classic TV, and Black Cinema, in addition to 24/7 local news streams from cities like New York, LA, Chicago and Miami. Then there’s sports analysis and highlights from the latest games and WWE coverage too.

Should a title on the website display a purple feather icon, you'll need to be a paid subscriber to view it. Below we’ve listed some of the incredible films and TV shows available to stream when you sign-up to Peacock TV Free now:

TV Series:

  • Parks and Recreation (Seasons 1-2 only)
  • 30 Rock
  • Downton Abbey
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Parenthood
  • American Song Contest
  • Chicago P.D.
  • The Office (Seasons 1-5 only)
  • Bates Motel
  • Psych
  • 3rd Rock From The Sun
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • The Munsters
  • Saved by the Bell (OG Series)
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Thing About Pam
  • The Real Housewives of Miami

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  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Taken
  • Scarface
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Harriet
  • The Big Lebowski
  • My Girl
  • A League of Their Own
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Seven
  • Psycho
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween
  • Train to Busan
  • Silent Running
  • 17 Again
  • I Am Big Bird
  • Dazed and Confused
Daniel Pateman

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.

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