Streaming Player Wars: Where to find Peacock, HBO Max and more

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The latest new streamer, Peacock from NBC-Universal, debuts Wednesday, but you won't be able to find it on the two most popular streaming player platforms, Roku or Amazon. Together, they account for some 70% of the streaming viewing audience, with each claiming 40 million active users. Both rejected HBO Max when it debuted in May as well, and haven't softened in bringing it on either. So if you've got a yen for watching reruns of "Parks and Rec" or favorites from the current NBC lineup, like an all-day Today show channel or "Saturday Night Live" on demand, and love the idea of a "Max" HBO with special channels devoted to DC Comics, TCM and more in addition to the HBO programming, where to go? Full picture:NBC's Peacock arrives last to streaming wars, but has a valuable weapon: It's free (with ads) Comes in three varieties, starting at $149.99 for a unit that streams in 1080p resolution, or the 4K models, at $179.99 (with 32 gigabyte storage) or $199.99 with 64 GBs. These units are considerably more expensive than Roku and Amazon, which start at around $25 during the holidays and regularly go for $29.99 for Roku and $39.99 for Amazon.

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