Peacock launches this week; Here’s what to expect

Peacock is set to launch on Wednesday, July 15, and with that comes a new competitor in the TV streaming market.

The service will start out at $4.99 a month with ads and $9.99 without ads. There will be a free version of the service that will be limited in what programs users will be able to watch and the free tier will also have more ads than the premium version with ads.


It will be available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac when it launches. The service will work with the Apple TV app and can be subscribed to through the App Store via in-app purchases.

Here are the following TV shows that will be available on the service on day one:

  • “30 Rock” 
  • “Bad Girls Club”
  • “Bates Motel”
  • “Battlestar Galactica”
  • “Below Deck”
  • “Botched” 
  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • “Cheers” 
  • “Chicago Fire”
  • “Chicago Med”
  • “Chicago P.D.” 
  • “Chrisley Knows Best”
  • “Columbo”
  • “Dateline”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Everybody Loves Raymond”
  • “Frasier”
  • “Friday Night Lights”
  • “George Lopez”
  • “Hell’s Kitchen”
  • “Heroes”
  • “House”
  • “Jay Leno’s Garage”
  • “King of Queens”
  • “Law and Order”
  • “Law and Order: SVU”
  • “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”
  • “Leave It to Beaver”
  • “Monk”
  • “New Amsterdam”
  • “Parks and Recreation”
  • “Parenthood”
  • “Project Blue Book”
  • “Psych”
  • “Punky Brewster”
  • “Saturday Night Live”
  • “Saved By the Bell”
  • “Shahs of Sunset”
  • “Snapped”
  • “Southern Charm”
  • “Suits”
  • “Superstore”
  • “The Carol Burnett Show”
  • “The George Lopez Show”
  • “The Johnny Carson Show”
  • “This Is Us”
  • “Two and a Half Men”
  • “Yellowstone”
  • “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” 

Other TV shows such as “The Office” will be on the service in January 2021. The reason it will not be on the service on day one is that Netflix currently holds the streaming rights to it.

Here are some of the movies that will also be on the streaming service:

  • “American Psycho”
  • “Jurassic Park”
  • “Kicking & Screaming” 
  • select “Jason Bourne” movies
  • “Shrek”
  • “You, Me and Dupree”

Peacock is also set to have some original programming for the release as well. Those originals are the following:

  • “A.P. Bio” 
  • “Code 404”
  • “Saved by the Bell” reboot
  • “Straight Talk”
  • A few others…

Are you ready for the launch of Peacock? Will you subscribe to it? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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