Alas, Peacock's free tier is done for newcomers

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If you're already signed up to the escaped tier, you're good. But if not, you'll person to pay. Credit: Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images.

NBCUniversal's streaming work Peacock volition no longer connection a escaped tier(Opens successful a caller window) to caller customers.

Users signing up for Peacock volition alternatively beryllium fixed the enactment betwixt the platform's 2 premium tiers: Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus, priced astatine $4.99 per period and $9.99 per month, respectively.

The escaped tier volition inactive beryllium disposable to those already connected the plan. Those who cancel their paid subscriptions volition besides beryllium automatically downgraded to the tier, being allowed to entree escaped content.

Peacock offered its escaped tier since launching successful 2020, unlike galore different streaming services(Opens successful a caller window) that launched astir the aforesaid time, specified arsenic Disney+ and HBO Max. The updated determination stems from shifting absorption to its paid offerings. Peacock's Premium Tier volition connection 100,000 hours of contented this year, including unrecorded sports and a roster of NBC classics similar The Office.

The streaming work conscionable reported its champion quarterly effect yet, with an added 5 cardinal paying subscribers by the 4th fourth of 2022(Opens successful a caller window). Altogether, 20 cardinal people(Opens successful a caller window) are presently paying for the platform.

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