Peacock is continuing its content expansion with the addition of Reelz. Peacock was already a good place to stream movies, shows, and even live sports, but the service has now embarked on the next stage of its expansion – live TV. Peacock recently added the option for subscribers to stream their local NBC station at no additional cost.
The addition of local NBC affiliates was only one of the ways that Peacock has expanded its live TV presence in recent months. For example, the streaming service also recently added the option to watch the Hallmark Channel live, as well as additional Hallmark on-demand programming.
In a similar vein, Peacock subscribers will also be able to watch the live Reelz linear feed starting from March 1st, as well as stream on-demand programming from the channel.
To give you an example of how it will work, On Patrol: Live, one of Reelz’s more popular shows, will be available to watch live through Peacock. For those that don’t catch the live feed, On Patrol: Live episodes will become available to stream on-demand through Peacock the next day.
However, there is one time-slot that won’t be available to watch live due to a pre-existing agreement. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, an exclusive wrestling deal between WWE and Peacock means the streaming service is unable to show Major League Wrestling. As a result, the live channel won’t be streaming through Peacock on Tuesdays from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET/PT.
Even taking that caveat into consideration, this appears to be a good deal for Peacock subscribers and another way the service is adding value. While Peacock recently removed its free tier, and no longer offers a free trial to new customers, moves like this are likely to keep encouraging new users to sign up.
Speaking of which, if now considering trying the service, Peacock offers two main plans to choose from – Premium and Premium Plus. The standard Premium plan is the cheapest option priced at $4.99 per month, while the ad-free Plus experience will set subscribers back $9.99 each month.