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Peacock Premium Plus Subscribers Suddenly Seeing Ads On Everything

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It looks like Peacock is currently encountering an issue where subscribers are seeing ads on everything. While Peacock does include ads, it is those paying for the Premium Plus ad-free plan that now seem to be encountering commercials.

Following the more recent price increase, the ad-supported Premium plan now costs $5.99 a month. For those wanting to watch without the ads, Premium Plus costs $11.99 a month, resulting in a $6/month premium.

In spite of being an ad-free plan, Peacock does make clear that Premium Plus subscribers will still occasionally encounter ads. As Peacock explains, “Due to streaming rights, a small amount of programming, Peacock channels, live events, and a few TV shows and movies, will still contain ads.”

Today, however, we have seen a surge in user reports of Premium Plus subscribers suddenly seeing ads everywhere. At present, it currently remains unclear what is causing the problem, but the sheer volume of user reports does suggest that this is a widespread issue, and likely to be a bug.

Peacock has yet to officially confirm the problem, so it also remains unclear how long it might take to be fixed. Likewise, it remains unclear if there are any workarounds that subscribers can make use of to temporarily fix the issue.

For now, if you are suddenly countering a lot more ads as a Peacock Premium Plus subscriber, just know that you’re not alone, and the problem will hopefully be fixed soon.

John Finn
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John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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1 reply on “Peacock Premium Plus Subscribers Suddenly Seeing Ads On Everything”

I noticed this problem this morning. Shows that were ad free up until last night suddenly have multiple commercials imbedded in them. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a method for reporting the issue to Peacock via their website.

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