Snippet: NBCU Confirms Xfinity Customers Will No Longer Get Peacock Premium for Free ☇

Shared on February 13, 2023

Jason Gurwinfor The Streamable:

Earlier this month, Peacock ended its free tier for new subscribers, now another major change is happening at the Comcast streaming service.

A spokesperson for Peacock confirmed to The Streamable, that starting in April, new Xfinity customers will no longer receive Peacock Premium for free as part of their service. Those who already receive Peacock Premium as a free benefit as part of their Xfinity service, will have to start paying for the streaming service on June 26.

This seems like a big bet for Comcast/NBCUniversal as the numbers that Peacock currently reports have a lot of free customers (either the standalone free service or free-with-Xfinity service). I have a feeling that many of those are not going to convert to paid customers. Personally, while I’ve found a good movie here or there or an interesting series, it doesn’t feel like a must-have service.

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