Roku adds Peacock TV app to bring Premier League matches into more homes

Roku has made the wise decision to add the Peacock TV app to its channel store, to help bring Premier League matches into more homes in the United States.

For the 2020/21 Premier League season, Peacock TV is exclusively streaming 175 matches which include many of the biggest games from the top-flight English soccer league. Peacock also includes the Premier League TV channel and more than 13,000 hours of current, classic, and original movies and shows, as well as live and on-demand content across news, sports, reality, late-night, and Spanish-language.

“We are excited to bring Peacock and its unrivaled catalog to millions of Americans who enjoy entertainment on their favorite Roku devices,” said Maggie McLean Suniewick, President, Business Development and Partnerships, Peacock. “Roku customers are engaged streamers and we know they’ll love access to a wide range of free and paid content.”

In addition to current season programming from NBC and Telemundo, Peacock customers enjoy access to live sports like upcoming coverage of the Premier League; hundreds of blockbuster movies like Trolls World Tour, 3:10 to Yuma, and Beetlejuice; iconic shows, including comedies Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, Frasier, George Lopez, and Cheers; dramas Law & Order: SVU, Downton Abbey, Yellowstone, Friday Night Lights, House, Battlestar Galactica, Psych, Parenthood, Monk, and Heroes; kids programming, including Curious George, Where’s Waldo?, and Cleopatra in Space; reality hits, including the Real Housewives franchise, Top Chef, and Below Deck; and Peacock Original series, including dramas Brave New World, Noughts + Crosses, The Capture, and Departure; comedies Five Bedrooms, Intelligence, and A.P. Bio; documentaries, including Black Boys, The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show, and A Most Beautiful Thing; and late-night shows, including Wilmore with Larry Wilmore and The Amber Ruffin Show.

SEE MORE: Schedule of Premier League games on US TV and streaming

The Peacock app also features daily programming highlights from TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press, Noticias Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! News and Access Hollywood, and a growing list of streaming channels, including clip-based channels like the best Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers comedy sketches, the best sketches from Saturday Night Live on SNL Vault, plus news channels from NBC News NOW and Sky News, sports channels from NBC Sports, and genre channels like True Crime, Reality Check-In and 80s Mix Tape.

For access to everything Peacock has to offer, Peacock Premium is available for $4.99 per month. Viewers may also upgrade Peacock Premium to an ad-free tier for an additional $5.00 per month.

SEE MORE: Peacock FAQ for Premier League fans: Answering your questions about NBC’s streaming service

In addition to the Roku platform, Peacock is currently available on Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices, including Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; and VIZIO SmartCast TVs, Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium as part of their subscription at no additional cost.

Now that Peacock TV is available on Roku, the next big app that soccer fans will want Peacock on is Amazon Fire TV. We encourage soccer fans who have Amazon Fire TV to contact Amazon to request that they add the Peacock app to its platform. Amazon customer service can be reached at (206) 922-0880.

 

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