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NBCUniversal’s Peacock is now live on Roku – TechCrunch

NBCUniversal and Roku announced late last week that they’d resolved the dispute that was holding NBCU’s streaming Peacock app off Roku’s sensible TV platform. And as of this morning, Peacock has launched on Roku .

When Peacock launched in July, it was not available on either Roku or Amazon Fire TV — in Roku’s case, the reported issue was how a lot of Peacock’s advert stock Roku would be capable to promote.

The dispute escalated on Friday, with NBCU threatening to tug its TV All over the place apps from Roku as effectively. As an alternative, the day ended with the businesses saying a deal.

“We’re happy to have reached an settlement with [NBCU parent company] Comcast that may deliver Peacock to Roku clients and maintains entry to NBCU’s TV All over the place apps,” Roku stated in a press release. “We sit up for providing these new choices to customers below an expanded, mutually useful relationship between our corporations that features including NBC content material to The Roku Channel and a significant partnership round promoting.”

NBCU nonetheless hasn’t introduced a deal that might deliver Peacock to Hearth TV. And HBO Max, the opposite new streaming app from a serious media firm, nonetheless isn’t out there on both Roku or Hearth TV.

Peacock is obtainable in quite a lot of completely different tiers, with a free, ad-supported plan providing a choose library of NBCU content material, with extra content material (together with Peacock originals like “Courageous New World”) out there for $4.99 a month, after which an ad-free tier that prices $9.99 per 30 days.

“We’re excited to deliver Peacock and its unequalled catalog to thousands and thousands of People who take pleasure in leisure on their favourite Roku units,” stated Maggie McLean Suniewick, Peacocck’s president of enterprise improvement and partnerships, in a press release. “Roku clients are engaged streamers and we all know they’ll love entry to a variety of free and paid content material.”

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Anthony Ha