The good and bad news about NBC Peacock streaming service


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Well, what do you want first?

Let’s start with the bad news about NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. Citing sources familiar with the subject, CNBC reported on Wednesday that the service is still in talks with Amazon and Roku to make its service available on these platforms directly from the door, but the chances that thoUsers will have access to the NBC platform are looking right away, well , dark.

An anonymous source who spoke with the release put the chances of companies having reached a resolution before launch day next week at “less than 10%”. Weft.

This is a fairly large number of users to exclude while Peacock is positioning itself as a leader in streaming against a real army of services competing for your attention. One lack of support for Roku and Fire TV, it should be noted, was one of the biggest complaints we heard from Gizmodo readers when rival HBO Max streaming service was launched in May ( apart from, you know, all the other bullshit that has done this service poor quality and bad during deployment).

To be clear, there is certainly still time, and streaming services have a boring tendency to reach latest time agreements or be nice not too long after launch. But a lack of support is definitely a pain in the ass for these people who are hoping to take on a new spin test service, given the disappointing flops of HBO Max and which These last months.

The good news, however, is that Peacock is always looking to strengthen its library – in a way that you will enjoy. The service will already be houses the majority from the Dick Wolf mega-library including Chicago fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and Law & Order: Special unit for victims—A series that will likely outlive our children’s children. This week, Deadline reported that Wolf could bring some originals to the service, with possibilities, including Law & Order: Hate Crimes and New York Undercover.

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It will be part of the whole massive transport content on the service, which includes everything from Office and House at Real housewives and Top chef. In other words, Peacock makes it a binger’s paradise, either for a beloved series you’ve already seen, or for something you may have missed and which might be more likely to air now than you spend most of your downtime at home.

In addition, the service offers a free, ad-supported level – a bonus if you, like me, are absolutely exhausted by the number of services we now have to choose. And you should take it for a test drive, as you’ll have access to about half of its library with this option (although the premium tier will only cost you $ 5 a month).

Peacock launches July 15. Stay tuned for our full review next week.


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