PS4 Gets NBC's Peacock Streaming Service App Next Week
The app's upcoming original programming includes a Battlestar Galactica reboot.
Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service, will not be available on PS4 systems right at launch, but it is coming soon. The company announced today that a PS4 app will launch week of July 20. The service will be rolling out nationally on July 15.
One of the app's biggest draws is the fact that the bulk of its content will be available for free--which means 7,500 hours of ad-supported programming that includes current seasons of TV shows, movies, news, and sports. At $5 a month, higher definition viewing options like 4K UHD will be available, plus access to the full run of certain series. At $10 a month, you get all of the previously mentioned and all ads are removed. You can read our further analysis on the upcoming app's price tiers here.
Peacock content will draw primarily from the NBCUniversal library (Saturday Night Live, Law and Order, Parks and Recreation), and original content includes an upcoming Sam Esmail-produced reboot of Battlestar Galactica, a Queer As Folk reboot, a new TV series version of Will Forte's Macgruber, an adaptation of Aldous Huxley's 1932 sci-fi novel Brave New World, and a Saved By The Bell sequel series.
The Capture, an hourlong drama, is already among the Peacock series critics have been hailing as a must-see. (The first season aired on BBC One last September.) Written and directed by Ben Chanan, the popular show is "a conspiracy thriller" starring Holliday Grainger (Patrick Melrose), Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), and Famke Janssen (X-Men). The drama series is described as a look into the "troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services." The BBC announced in June that The Capture will be getting a second season. Check out a trailer for the first season, hitting Peacock on July 15, below.
Matt Bond, chairman of content distribution for NBC Universal said in the press release: "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… we look forward to Peacock being at the forefront of the PlayStation experience."
Peacock has also been confirmed as coming to Vizio smart TVs, LG smart TVs, Google devices, and iOS. Microsoft announced in May that Peacock is coming to Xbox devices.
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