Peacock TV is the main streaming app to watch the Super Bowl online live Sunday. Here are the main things to know.



Peacock TV is NBCUniversal’s US streaming app, with tens of thousands of hours of free programming, plus more shows, movies, sports and originals if you pay.

But only paying Peacock members can access everything on the service, including the paywalled stream of Super Bowl LVI as the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals. You also need to be a premium member to stream Marry Me, a romcom movie streaming on Peacock at the same time its in theaters, or the first three seasons of cowboy drama Yellowstone.



So you’ll need to sign up for either a $5-a-month or a $10-a-month premium tier if you want to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Marry Me, Yellowstone or any of the service’s other big paywalled titles: NFL’s Sunday Night FootballPremier League matchesWWE, and The Officeincluding new extended episodes with deleted scenes.

How much does Peacock cost, and what’s free?

Peacock has three tiers: a limited one that’s free, an all-inclusive one that’s $5 a month with ads and an all-inclusive one that’s $10 a month without ads.

The free tier limits how much you can watch. For example, Peacock offers only select episodes of its originals free, withholding the rest inside its paywall. Free accounts can watch the first two seasons of The Office but no more. And though many movies are available on this free tier, some — including Marry Me — are blocked unless you upgrade.

This limited free tier has access to roughly two-thirds of Peacock’s total catalog of movies, current season TV, TV classics, curated daily news, sports, Hispanic programming and curated channels.

Crucially, almost all of Peacock’s live sports are behind the paywall. That means if you want to watch the Super Bowl, any Premier League matches or live Olympics coverages, you’ll need to pay.

The paid tiers are basically all-access passes to the full catalog on the service. Peacock Premium is $5 a month or $50 a year with advertising, or you can upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus for ad-free viewing at $10 a month or $100 a year (this Premium Plus tier is also the only one that lets you download to watch offline).

The tiers with advertising are supposed to have no more than five minutes of commercials per hour.

Does Peacock offer a free trial?

No, Peacock quietly ended its free trail as a standard offer to new subscribers months ago.

Can I stream Yellowstone on Peacock?
Peacock has the first three seasons available to stream for people on either of its paid, premium tiers — so anyone whose subscription normally costs $5 or $10 a month. The fourth season will stream on Peacock eventually too.

Peacock hasn’t yet announced the timing of when it’ll begin streaming Yellowstone’s fourth season, but you can expect it’ll be months. (The season finale just landed on Paramount Network on Sunday.)

If you want to stream the new episodes of Yellowstone’s fourth season, the only place to stream them at first will be on Paramount Network’s website or app. Note: Streaming through the Paramount Network app and website is completely different from — and unrelated to — Paramount Plus. (Yes, it’s confusing.)

 

Source: www.cnet.com

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