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Peacock comes to Samsung smart TVs


Starting today, Peacock is available on Samsung smart TVs. This is its first significant expansion for the streaming service since it made its way to Roku devices last September following protracted negotiations between Roku and NBCUniversal. With today's announcement, you can download Peacock on just about every piece of streaming hardware out there, including Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Apple and Android devices, as well as smart TVs from LG and Vizio. Peacock offers three different tiers of plans: Peacock Free, Premium and Premium Plus. All three packages come with at least 7,500 hours of programming, including the first two seasons of The Office.

Peacock streaming service is coming to Android TV and Chromecast


NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock will be available on Google platforms and devices beginning July 15th. That includes Android, Android TV, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices. Google users will have access to the same tiers as other Peacock viewers, including the free, ad-supported offerings that arrive in July. Android and Android TV users will get complimentary access to ad-supported Peacock Premium until October 15th, at which point they'll be charged $4.99 per month. Google users can also upgrade to the ad-free version of Peacock Premium for an additional $5 per month.

How to get Peacock on your Fire TV right now


NBC's Peacock streaming service has just launched, but Amazon Fire TV devices are being left out. Just like with the arrival of HBO Max in late May, NBCUniversal and Amazon are currently locking horns over an array of money-related issues, such as how to split up revenue from advertising, and it doesn't sound like they'll be working it out anytime soon. NBCUniversal is also fighting with Roku on similar grounds, so Peacock isn't available on that platform yet either. The good news for Fire TV users is that a workaround exists, and it's the same one that allows HBO Max to run on Fire TV devices today: Just sideload the Android TV version of the Peacock app on your Fire TV device instead. The setup's a bit of a hassle, but the app itself works just fine.

Peacock app finally lands on Fire TV devices, following a 14-month wait


Nope, you don't have to deal with sideloading Peacock onto your Fire TV devices anymore. NBCUniversal's Peacock service is finally--and officially--coming to Amazon's Fire TV platform, ending a 14 month-long dispute. The Peacock app will be available for download on Fire TV devices starting on Thursday, and it will be compatible with the entire Fire TV line, according to an NBCU rep. The announcement follows a series of playful tweets Tuesday from the Fire TV and Peacock Twitter feeds, in which the two sides made it clear that they'd patched up their differences. The more than year-long wait for Peacock to arrive on Fire TV marks one of the longer standoffs in the streaming video world.

Peacock will stream on LG and Vizio TVs at launch


NBCUniversal is quickly expanding the range of devices you can use to stream its Peacock service. Both LG Smart TVs and Vizio SmartCast sets will support Peacock when it reaches wider availability on July 15th, including the free, $5 Premium and $10 ad-free Premium tiers. The media giant didn't name specific models, but offerings like this aren't usually dependent on having the absolute latest set. Between this expansion as well as promises of support for Apple devices, Google hardware and Xbox consoles, NBCU is following a familiar strategy. It needs Peacock to be available on as many platforms as possible if it's going to compete with other services, particularly from studio-specific offerings like CBS All Access and HBO Max.