Peacock streaming - worth it, or no?

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  1. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
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    Just curious what everyone is thinking regarding paying for Peacock streaming service?

    I have an offer on one of my credit cards that I haven't yet taken advantage of because of course it still results in me paying something for Peacock and thus far I just haven't hit anything that leaves me thinking I absolutely must have Peacock.

    With so many streaming services, and so little time (generally) for TV viewing, I don't know that I can really justify another payment. I would probably be better off paying for Hallmark given how much my wife watches same, but with my luck, no sooner do I pass on the paid subscription will something be coming that I will definitely want to see.
  2. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    comcast customers receive the middle tier at no additional charge, and i haven't used it once, but it's heavily dependent on which types of shows you enjoy.

    the office, all seasons, is free on peacock through next wednesday:

    The Office | Peacock (
  3. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    I don’t think so unless there’s something specific for you there like Office reruns or WWE. Previously, I was paying $9.99 for the WWE network, but now everything that was available there is on Peacock so if I pay the $9.99 for the commercial free version, I’ll be still getting more than I was before.

    Edit: I do watch Amber Ruffin every week, but I never had the paid version until WWE switched over.
  4. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    It's mostly meh, but all it takes is one show or set of movies to make it worth it to you. For example, I was for some reason in the mood to watch John Wick the other day, and that's the one service that has it. And there is of course an endless catalog of NBC shows that you may be interested in re-watching, or missed the first time. But I don't see a large number of compelling first run exclusives, certainly not enough to get me to subscribe for them alone.
  5. Family

    Family Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2001


    It has Mr Mercedes which is excellent.

    Departure, The Capture, and Limetown were entertaining.
  6. super dave

    super dave Friend Of The Court

    Oct 1, 2002
    Maple Shade, NJ
    We have the tier that comes with our X1 service and I tried to watch a show once. There are sooo many commercials, I think they were 30 seconds each but the breaks were a lot more, that I stopped and never went back.
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  7. lambertman

    lambertman With an "L"

    Dec 20, 2002
    I don’t see the above. I generally get 2.5 minutes of ads per half-hour show, which is not terrible. Occasionally, I even luck into a show with a 60-second ad up front and that’s it.
  8. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Netflix Canada still has The Office, so it's a pass for me.
  9. gkottner

    gkottner Member

    Jun 5, 2010
    There's currently a deal to get Peacock for 4 months for $9.99.
    Get 4 months of Peacock Premium streaming for just $10

    Combine it with your credit card and it's $1.25 a month. This is the Premium plan with ads.

    I plan on getting it next weekend before my AMEX deal expires. I previously had the Android 3 month free trial. It does appear the deal is available to me even though I'm a previous subscriber.

    Good luck!
  10. jebbbz

    jebbbz Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    35th and...
    I only use it for Premier League soccer games but may keep it after the season ends to see if I find anything else to watch. It is a bit clunky to navigate but for my use it is tolerable. "Live" games are like the pre-Tivo days -- no pausing or skipping back and replays are not available until 30 to 60 minutes after the game ends.
  11. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I got it for free last year when I signed up for internet only service at the cottage, it's programming was "meh" at best, I get more from every other service and even the NBC app.
    However we also had the flex box to use for it, and that was horrible, and the peacock app/interface was one of the worst I've ever used, although at the moment Paramount+ may be worse because of the lack of a "my stuff" list.

    Would I pay for Peacock? not a chance.
  12. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    I have it free on Xfinity and find very little I care to watch. I wouldn't pay for it.
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  13. reddice

    reddice Member

    Mar 6, 2004
    Brooklyn NY
    Since it is the version with ads I will pass. I watch Paramount+, HBO Max and Disney+ most of the time so I don't have the time to watch Peacock.
  14. super dave

    super dave Friend Of The Court

    Oct 1, 2002
    Maple Shade, NJ
    It could have changed since I first tried it, but it was enough of a turn off that I never tried it again. And I couldn't skip or ffwd through them. I can skip on the normal onDemand.
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I honestly don't see how anyone below a certain pay grade can afford to have all these streaming networks (and having them all rivals sat/cable in costs). At this point, even if there's something compelling on one of these networks, I'll pass if I have to pay to watch. People are paying to specifically watch rerun TV series? Those are the types of shows I watch in passing while surfing or before bed. But I wouldn't go out of my way to pay to watch Friends, or The Office, or any other series. I used to buy DVDs of these series and I realized, I haven't really watched them. I've started a few rewatches, and usually never get more than a few episodes in. But I guess there's a market for them. I mean if you're going to watch The Office reruns on Peacock with commercials, why not just record them, and save them on your DVR? (And yeah, I get that people who have cut the cord from linear TV, don't have that option).

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