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NBC's Peacock streaming app now available on Roku

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Some three months after its launch, NBCUniversal's streaming channel Peacock is finally available on Roku, the most viewed streaming platform. The two had been at odds over how to split ad revenues. After a game of chicken Friday, where NBCUniversal threatened to remove all 11 NBC streaming channels from Roku, by the afternoon, they came to terms and put Peacock on the service Monday. Peacock is still missing from the other huge player in streaming, Amazon, but is available on the Apple TV set-top box, Google Chromecast, tablets, computers and phones, Android TV devices, Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Vizio and LG Smart TVs. Opinion:Peacock: Every original series reviewed, from the forgettable to the awful to bright light'Psych' Preview:NBC's Peacock arrives last to streaming wars, but has a valuable weapon: It's free (with ads) Peacock is ad-supported, a big difference from other recent launches from Disney and Apple, which charge a monthly fee, and offers some 20,000 hours of movies from the Universal library and NBC TV series.

Peacock is finally coming to Amazon Fire TV and tablets


NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming platform is finally making its way to Amazon devices. Starting on Thursday, June 24th, you'll be able to download the Peacock app on your Fire TV and Fire tablet products. At launch, you can even use Amazon's voice assistant to open the Peacock app, with full Alexa title integration to follow later in the year. Once the functionality becomes available, you'll be able to use your Alexa Voice Remote to navigate the entire Peacock library. As part of today's announcement, NBCUniversal network apps from channels like Bravo and NBC Sports are also making their way to Amazon devices.

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Comcast is alone among the industry's titans with its all-encompassing approach: AT&T Inc. recently unwound its own bet that content and distribution can thrive under one roof, with its deal to spin off its WarnerMedia division into a merger with Discovery Inc. Comcast's CEO is also wrestling with whether to build or buy to become a streaming powerhouse, people close to him said. Inc., have struck mergers meant to supercharge their streaming efforts. Mr. Roberts, 61 years old and known as an aggressive deal maker in his two decades atop Comcast, has told people close to him that he doesn't feel a need to seek a merger. But he is scoping out options, and ideas on the table include a potential tie-up with ViacomCBS Inc. or an acquisition of Roku Inc., one of the people said. Comcast declined to make Mr. Roberts available for an interview.

NBCU's Peacock app finally arrives on Roku following Comcast standoff


Peacock, the streaming video app from NBC that became a flashpoint during heated content negotiations between NBCUniversal and Roku, finally landed on Roku devices Monday morning after the two companies settled their differences on Friday. The news that Peacock is now available for Roku users followed weeks of tit-for-tat between NBCUniversal and Roku over the app, with NBCU threatening to pull all of its 40-odd "TV Everywhere" apps, including content from NBC, Bravo, E!, and SyFy. While the Peacock app, which offers such NBC and NBCU-produced shows as Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Today, NBC Nightly News, and Meet the Press, made its debut back in July, it hadn't shown up on Roku yet because NBCUniversal and Roku couldn't agree on a distribution deal for the app. The dispute reached a head late last month when Roku's existing distribution agreement for NBCU's other streaming video apps expired. With negotiations over Peacock stalled (reportedly over how the two companies would split advertising revenue, among other issues), NBCU pressured Roku by threatening to pull all of its other content.

Peacock will come to the PlayStation 4 on July 20th


NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock rolls out across the US tomorrow, and NBC is still adding to the list of the devices that Peacock will stream on. Beginning July 20th, Peacock will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Users will have access to the free, $5 and $10 subscription tiers, and Peacock will curate a row featuring available content. "As we bring Peacock to our fans wherever they consume media, device partners like PlayStation are invaluable in giving people even more places to watch the programming they've come to enjoy," said NBCUniversal content distribution chairman Matt Bond. "We look forward to Peacock being at the forefront of the PlayStation experience."