America’s one millionth streaming service launched in July, but this one has a unique element that makes it stand out from the rest: It’s free. Sort of.
Of course, NBC’s new Peacock TV streaming platform (at PeacockTV.com) really isn’t the nation’s one millionth service, but it sure seems that way with multiple companies — Apple (Apple TV), Disney (Disney Plus) and MGM (Epix), among them — launching platforms just within the last year.
Peacock, though, stands out from the rest thanks to an ad-supported free tier and a not-too-expensive premium tier that costs $4.99 a month. (NBC offers a seven-day free trial, too.)
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