Signing up for Peacock? Use an Android device to get the best deal

Alden Ehrenreich stars in Peacock original series Brave New World.


Looking to give NBCUniversal’s Peacock a try? You’ll want to make sure to create your account on an Android phone or tablet or an Android TV device such as the Nvidia Shield.

As part of a prelaunch deal struck with Google, those who sign up for Peacock using an Android device will be able to get three months of Peacock Premium service for free. Normally $4.99 per month, Peacock Premium will offer more than 20,000 hours of content, or nearly double the amount that is available for the free, ad-supported tier.

An ad-free version of Peacock Premium is available for $9.99 per month.

Despite publishing on the Google Play Store overnight as planned, the app was not appearing in searches on the Play Store early Wednesday. While a notable launch-day hiccup, the app was appearing in searches on Wednesday afternoon

Read more: Everything you need to know about Peacock’s launch

The Google deal is a significant extension of the regular seven-day free trial that NBCUniversal is offering those who sign up for Peacock through Apple devices, Microsoft’s Xbox or in web browsers. Under the deal, Peacock Premium will be available until Oct. 15, at which point users will be charged the regular $4.99 monthly rate.

After making an account on Android, you’ll be able to log in and watch on other devices like iPhones, Xboxes or smart TVs from LG and Vizio. The only difference now is that you’ll be able to access the Premium content for free until mid-October.

A couple places you might not be able to watch Peacock: Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Like AT&T’s HBO Max, as of this writing, Peacock has yet to reach a deal with the two most popular streaming platforms.

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