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Although Peacock TV is not formally available in Canada, you can access the platform with a VPN by following these easy steps:
1) Connect your VPN to a server in the USA
2) Sign in to your Peacock streaming account
3) Pick something to watch and have fun!
Why isn’t Peacock TV available in Canada?
Complicated licensing and rights issues are what usually stop streaming services like Peacock from offering their programming in other countries such as Canada.
To add to that, in June 2020, NBCUniversal signed an exclusive agreement with Corus that would allow Corus to broadcast all Peacock Originals content to Canadian.
With this agreement in place, it does not look like Peacock is in the position to offer it’s services in the Canadian market.
Will Peacock TV ever come to Canada?
Similar to other streaming services, there is a possibility that NBCUniversal will look to expand Peacock to an international audience once it looks to further grow its subscriber base.
At this time, there are no concrete plans for any sort of expansion outside of the US.
Reality TV programming however is available for Canadians through NBCUniversal’s hayu platform.
Separately, I was not able to confirm however users in the US are able to access Peacock via their Roku devices – not sure if Canadians are able to do the same.
What is Peacock TV?
Peacock TV is a video streaming service based in the United States that is owned and operated by NBC Universal.
Launched on July 15, 2020, Peacock offers over 7,500 hours of content that comes in the form of Movies, TV shows, existing NBC programs, and virtual channels that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The streaming service offers free entry level use for US viewers to sample its wide selection of programming.
Not only does the service offer popular shows like 30 Rock but has begun to get exclusive access to sports coverage like Premier League soccer matches.
How much does Peacock cost?
The base package of Peacock is free but has a limited library and also shows advertisements.
With the paid version of Peacock, you get access to a much larger selection of Peacock’s library for only $4.99/month or $49.99 for the year.
This paid subscription will remove most ads on the service and give you access to Peacock original series.
The next tier up for subscription is the Peacock Premium Plus which is $9.99/month or $99.99/per year.
This tier offers completely ad-free content plus access to the entire library of content.
Premium members also get access to currently-airing shows the day after they have aired.
In addition, premium members are able to view Peacock content in both 4K video streaming and HDR video streaming (provided they have TVs capable of 4K and HDR).
What are the top shows on Peacock?
Peacock will give you access to great shows like The Office as well as Peacock exclusive shows like Law and Order: Hate Crimes and the new Saved By the Bell revival.
In fact, the platform runs 24/7 channels curated around specific genres for your viewing, some of the most popular being The Office Zen and Premier League TV.
Other channels include: MSNBC, NBC News, E!, Syfy, Bravo, and Univision.