Is Peacock free with Xfinity?

Customers do get access to Peacock Premium content if they already have an active Xfinity Flex and/or Xfinity X1 subscription.

Although Xfinity is only a rebranded version of Comcast’s services, it is still the most popular internet service provider in the United States.

In order to stay competitive in both of their markets, Xfinity and NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, have teamed up to give Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 customers free access to Peacock Premium.

Why is Xfinity so popular?

Xfinity was initially launched as Comcast’s new internet, TV, and phone service brand in 2010.

Although some experts initially had their doubts about whether this rebranding would be successful, Xfinity has remained  the largest internet service provider in the United States to this day.

This means that even with technology advancing so quickly, and new internet services popping up every day, most customers still prefer the variety of options that they get with Xfinity.

Not to mention the fast download speeds and relatively affordable pricing structure that the brand offers.

Is Peacock free with Xfinity?

Internet service providers are not the only ones who constantly have to adapt and innovate in order to stay relevant and competitive in their industry. Streaming services also constantly have to find new ways to lure new subscribers.

Peacock is one of the newer streaming services available on the market and it was only launched by its parent company, NBCUniversal (which is a subsidiary of Comcast) in 2020.

On account of entering the market so long after most people had already subscribed to other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more, Peacock had its work cut out for it from the start.

One of the ways that Peacock executives tried to combat this handicap was by brokering a deal with Comcast’s Xfinity, whereby Xfinity subscribers would get special access to the Peacock streaming service.

Through this deal, Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 customers get access to Peacock Premium for free. Furthermore, as an additional bonus, any Xfinity subscribers with two Xfinity services, can also access Peacock Premium on third-party devices.

This means that Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 subscribers can access all of the Peacock Premium content, which is the ad-supported version of the platform, which usually costs $4.99 per month, at no additional cost.

Of course, if having advertisements interrupting your streaming bothers you, Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 can also be upgraded to the Peacock Premium Plus plan that has no advertisements, but this will be billed separately by Peacock at an additional $5 per month.

Pick a Peacock Plan here.

What is there to watch on Peacock?

Since NBCUniversal owns Peacock, the show’s from this network’s library make up a substantial part of the content available on the platform.

This includes shows like The Office, Days of Our Lives, Psych, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, and The Voice, as well as NBC News and more.

However, the platform has over 80 000 hours of content available, and it also features titles like Battlestar Galactica, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, Cheers, Everybody Hates Chris, and many more.

How to access the Peacock application with Xfinity

There are only a few things that you need in order to access the free Peacock Premium subscription if you are an Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 customer. These are:

  • Have your X1 TV Box or Flex streaming TV Box ready. Unfortunately, RNG150 and PaceXG1v1 boxes will not work.
  • Make sure your Xfinity Internet connection is stable.
  • Have your Xfinity Flex or Xfinity X1 account email address or other email address handy so that you can use it as your Peacock Premium username to access the platform.
  • Create a new password that is easy to remember for when you sign into the Peacock application.

How to get started with streaming Peacock Premium content with Xfinity

Once you have everything ready to go, you can navigate to the Peacock mobile application on your X1 TV Box or Flex streaming TV Box, by saying “Peacock” into your Voice Remote.

Alternatively, you can press the “Xfinity” button on your remote and then press the right arrow button until you find the “Applications” menu.

When you select the Peacock application, you will be redirected to Login screen. Here, you will use your email address as your username and the password of your choosing to access all of the content on the Peacock Premium platform.

If this first login attempt was successful, a confirmation message will appear on the screen and from here you will be able to set all of the in-app preferences to suit your household and style. Then, all that’s left to do is start streaming content.