Peacock - NBCU's streaming service outlined

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  1. cmasia

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    Premier League games on Peacock through the app on my LG looks way better than the picture through my Roku on Sports Gold on the same TV.
     
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    The Peacock app on AppleTV has DD5.1 audio, on both my ATT Osprey and Sony TV it is only stereo.
     
  3. NashGuy

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    After loading the Peacock app on my Apple TV last night, but before linking to my Comcast account to score the free upgrade to Premium, I noticed that season 1 of Yellowstone is in the free tier but season 2 has a little feather icon beside it, which indicates that it's only available on the Premium ($5) tier.

    As for Peacock Originals, you only get the first episode on the free tier. Remainder is Premium.
     
  4. James Long

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    The ad load seems to vary from viewing to viewing. Perhaps they put more in if you have watched more content recently?
    I have not done a lot of testing but I have the Android App and Xfinity Flex.
     
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    For people like me that just started watching S1E1 a couple of weeks ago. Now I can binge the rest of it ad free.:)
     
  6. armchair

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    Peacock has been decent so far. Thanks for the update. I'm looking at Yellowstone now. Anyone know when or if season 3 comes to peacock? I've got season recorded so far but may want to wait and catch-up that season on peacock too.

    Watching the peacock originals did force 30 second peacock promo at beginning. Really don't get the forced part since they're promoting what I'm subscribed to anyway. Not every episode has done this though.

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  7. techguy88

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    It's not a RAM issue actually. Osprey is pretty standard on the RAM at 2GB DDR4 which is what most Android TV devices are using including the very fluid and responsive TiVo Stream 4K. The Nvidia Shield TV (2019 model) has 2GB of RAM as well.

    The issue is the memory. Osprey has 16GB flash memory but only around 6.2 GB is available to the end user (IIRC) the rest is used by the Android TV Operator Tier OS & AT&T TV software. Most Android TV devices come with 8GB of internal memory and typically have about 3.7GB - 4.5GB available for the end user to install apps depending on the quality of the device.

    Sometimes the Google Play Store can use up a lot of cache that can take up space for apps.

    Tried that worked 8 hours today at home and in the background I had Peacock play The Matrix Reloaded and The Bourne Identity (audio muted, close caption on) not one single ad. Switched to the Nvidia Shield TV to play The Bourne Supremacy and there were six ad breaks scattered during the movie.

    After work I switched back to the Apple TV to watch The Bourne Ultimatum and not one single ad. I paused that movie and resumed it on Nvidia Shield TV and the ad breaks were there. Paused it again and resumed on my iPhone XR no ads, paused again and resumed from the website and the ads were back. So I ended up watching it on the Apple TV because of no ads LOL.

    I'm not complaining about the lack of ads I just find it hilarious that Apple devices are getting a super less ad load than every other platform.
     
  8. NashGuy

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    The way current series on broadcast or basic cable networks often do is to license their last season to a streaming service (e.g. Peacock, Hulu, Netflix, etc.) shortly before the next season premieres on their network. Season 3 of Yellowstone just started on Paramount Network in late June. So if I had to guess, I'd say we'll see season 3 come to Peacock in maybe May of next year, a few weeks before season 4 debuts on Paramount Network. It's a strategic move to help viewers catch up on past seasons and get them talking about the show just before the new season comes out, in the hope that folks will subscribe to their channel and watch it.

    As for Peacock airing ads for their own content, that's normal. HBO and Showtime always do it (although they let you FF through their previews). Right now, Peacock is very concerned with making sure you don't just sample one or two things and then wander away. They want to give you reasons to get hooked on their app and keep coming back.
     
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  9. James Long

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    That is a good test. Wow.
     
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    The stream locked up a number of times during Arsenal v Liverpool. Seemed like very 5-10 minutes. Real annoying. But that match would be a big stress. They failed.


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  11. techguy88

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    @NashGuy Some agreements have the new episodes available 24 hours after they premiere on TV. HBO Max's deal for South Park has this arrangement.

    FYI, Peacock now has its own space within the Apple TV app on Apple TVs, iPhones & iPads just like Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Puto TV & Prime Video.
     
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  12. Rich

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    I activated the ad-free version last night. Looks like a keeper, lots of good stuff. Also activated HBO Max last night. Impressive.

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    After watching Yellowstone for the past few days on my Flex box, it seems like season 2 is pretty consistent with 4 ads per show (State Farm, Aparments.com and Peacock ads). Season 1 was all over the place with the number of ads per episode. The one annoying thing I am finding with the ads on the flex box is that they don't remember I've already watched the ad. So if you accidentally rewind past the ad marker, you are forced to watch the add again. Restart the show, you have to watch the ads again.
     
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  14. lparsons21

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    Make sure to watch The Capture on Peacock but start early enough to binge it all. Really great thriller!
     
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    I will. Still gonna be on NF for a while.

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  16. NashGuy

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    Yes, there are various kinds of licensing deals in place but the type of deal I described above is the sort of classic arrangement we've seen for years with current broadcast and basic cable series licensing past seasons to Netflix. In the case of Yellowstone, we're not seeing any of the current season 3 episodes showing up on Peacock. Four or five eps of season 3 have already aired on Paramount Network. So it doesn't appear that Peacock made an in-season deal for the show as HBO Max did for South Park. That said, who knows, maybe we'll see season 3 of Yellowstone show up on Peacock within a few weeks after the conclusion of its linear airing, as many CW shows do on Netflix. But, having read nothing about the nature of the licensing deal between ViacomCBS and Peacock for this particular series, I wouldn't bet on it. My guess is that it doesn't come to Peacock until next year. We'll see...
     
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  17. NashGuy

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    The Capture is about the only Peacock Original I see so far that looks like something I'll likely watch.
     
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    Brave New World is, well, interesting. Plenty of soft porn and not a bad story line. Not exactly must see, but good enough for a slow day or night.
     
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  19. techguy88

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    To me it seems like HBO Max & Peacock compliment each other rather than competing with each other. Even HBO Max + Peacock Free seem like natural compliments to each other.

    On my Android TV I got a good variety of ads ranging from new prescription drugs, Xfinity Internet, State Farm, Peacock, Target, Best Buy and so much more. On my Apple TV I may get an ad for Xfinity Internet but I tend to get an ad for Peacock's other shows. So far on my Apple TVs the ad load is extremely light like I may get 1 ad after the opening credits then the rest is ad-free. For movies they are starting with no ads at all.

    Only on my Nvidia Shield TV (Android TV) and the Peacock website do I see like 4 ad breaks in an hour long episode or sometimes it will pre-load 2-3 minutes of ads before a movie (other times a 90 minute to 2 hr movie will have six ad breaks inserted. I've actually been watching Downton Abbey on Peacock and not one single ad. (Once I'm done with the TV series I plan on watching the Downton Abbey movie on HBO Max rofl.)

    I started watching Brave New World its not bad but not impressed ... (same feeling I had with HBO Max's Love Life) will have to try The Capture I like thrillers.
     
  20. b4pjoe

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    I have Peacock Premium Plus and I get an ad for other shows at the beginning of watching something. When I started S1E1 of Everybody Loves Raymond it started with a 15 second ad for Punky Brewster airing on Peacock. I didn't think to see if I could FF through it.

     

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