If you’re a fan of 30 Rock, The Office or SNL, then you should know about Peacock, NBC’s streaming service that’s currently being rolled out across the USA.
Though Peacock will eventually come to the UK, it’s still a while off until release. If you’d like to know how to watch it quicker, then we’ve rounded up everything you need to know for accessing this platform in the UK. We also have a list of the best VPNs for NBC Peacock if you'd like to know your options.
When will Peacock come to the UK?
NBC has signed a deal with Sky which will allow the service to be distributed to Sky customers. We don’t know yet whether this will be an additional add-on channel, or whether it will come to some customers free of charge.
Either way, no announcements have been made on when Peacock will come to Sky. It will most likely definitely be after the service rolls out to all US customers - we’re hoping for this year. However, it may all depend on what shows are currently owned by rival streaming platforms.
Watch Peacock through using a VPN
At the moment, it isn’t possible to access Peacock through a VPN without login details for a cable account. However, when the service rolls out to the general American public on July 15 2020, you should be able to use this method.
First of all, you’ll need a VPN. VPNs (virtual private networks) assign you a new IP address, which not only protects your online privacy but also allows you to browse the internet as if you’re from another country.
For the best range of servers, price and ease of access we recommend either NordVPN or ExpressVPN. You can find other options on the best VPNs for streaming. You can also look at the free VPN options, but note that these most likely won’t have enough servers to be able to stream successfully.
Once you’ve got your desired VPN, you should then head over to NBC Peacock. We’re not sure what details you’ll need to access Peacock - some services such as Hulu require US billing details. Once it launches we’ll test this method and update this article.
Details will also likely differentiate between watching the free version of Peacock and the paid version.
What’s available on NBCPeacock
Peacock includes a mix of existing popular shows and blockbusters, as well as new originals that are in the works.
You’ll be able to catch up on the likes of The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and Law & Order - as well as movies from Universal and Dreamworks Animation. These will all be available on the free version of Peacock.
If you opt for the paid version, you’ll get access to new Peacock Originals such as a revival of Battlestar Galactica and Rutherford Falls, which is co-created by the mind behind The Good Place and Brooklyn 99, Mike Schur. However, the exclusives are in still in development at the moment.