How to get Peacock for free

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NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock Premium has been growing at a pretty impressive rate over the past few months, hitting 34 million subscribers in early 2024, largely thanks to its extensive coverage of live sports. 

However, the exclusive streaming home of the 2024 Paris Olympics as well as original series like "Twisted Metal" and "Poker Face" is getting a price hike. The former $5.99 ad-supported tier will cost $7.99 for new customers beginning in July, and the upgraded $11.99 reduced ads service will now cost $13.99. Existing customers can expect to see these higher prices reflected on their August bill. 

Though prices are on the rise, there are still a few ways to get this in-demand streaming service for free. 

Does Peacock have a free trial?

Though Peacock Premium has had 7-day free trials in the past, it has recently discontinued this offering, likely because of the upcoming Olympics coverage. While it seems likely that a Peacock free trial will return at some point, as of this moment, there is no way to try this service out before you subscribe. 

Peacock Premium included free with Instacart Plus

If you are an Instacart Plus subscriber you can now add a free Peacock Premium subscription to the list of the various membership perks that come with the $10 per month grocery delivery service. To take advantage of this deal, subscribers must activate the deal on the Instacart app or at Instacart.com, and can then follow the instructions to start streaming Peacock Premium for free.

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Xfinity Now TV subscribers can access Peacock Premium for free

Comcast internet-only subscribers who have plans at the 75 Mbps tier or above can add the Xfinity NOW TV service, which includes access to 40+ live, streaming TV channels like AMC, Food Network and Discovery for $20 per month. And now this service also includes access to Peacock Premium at no extra cost. Simply activate the subscription via your Xfinity account page, and then you’ll be able to start streaming Peacock Premium immediately.

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Gigabit or Gigabit Plus Xfinity customers can get two years of Peacock Premium

If you are a new or existing Xfinity Internet customer with the highest tier of service (Gigabit or Gigabit Plus) you can receive a one-time offer that includes Peacock Premium at no additional cost for two years. Subscribers will need to go to xfinity.com/activate-peacock to activate their Peacock promotion, and can then start streaming for free. 

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Is Peacock included with a Halloween Horror Nights ticket?

In the past, guests who have purchased a Halloween Horror Nights ticket for either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort have been able to redeem a special offer for a free six-month Peacock Premium subscription as a special extra that was included free with paid admission. Though details have not been announced for the 2024 event just yet, Halloween fans should keep an eye out this summer when tickets go on sale to see if this offer returns. 

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Comcast 'StreamSaver' bundle

In May 2024 Comcast announced a new “StreamSaver” package that will include Netflix, Peacock and Apple TV Plus all for a “vastly reduced price" that will be available exclusively for Comcast customers. 

The exact cost of the bundle hasn’t been revealed just yet, but considering the strong language being used to describe it, we'd guess that it will represent a substantial savings with one or two services being "free" thanks to the reduced cost. 

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Amanda Kondolojy
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Amanda Kondolojy is an entertainment journalist based in Florida with over 15 years of experience covering film, TV, theme parks and more. When not in front of a screen you can find her reading something at the beach (usually by Neil Gaiman, Grady Hendrix or Brandon Sanderson) or dancing around the kitchen to her favorite showtunes.