What Is NBCUniversal’s Peacock — and Why Should You Add Another Streaming Service to Your Rotation?

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With the coronavirus pandemic still sweeping the world, many people are choosing to remain safely tucked away indoors. As a result, they're looking for indoor forms of entertainment, and that's turning into a windfall of profits for streaming services, particularly those with ad-free offerings like Netflix and Hulu. NBCUniversal’s long-awaited streaming service, Peacock, is one of the latest streaming contenders, and it's definitely picking up steam.

Does the market have room for another big player? Well, Peacock promises to offer past and current NBC programming as well as movies and some original shows, so it certainly has some value. Not to mention, the service had more than 10 million signups in its first three months of streaming — a number the service's CEO says has exceeded all expectations and projections. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from the platform.