Peacock is flying the coop!
Both Xfinity and Peacock are owned by Comcast. So naturally, Xfinity has spent the last few years handing out Peacock Premium memberships. But this promotion is coming to an end: Most Xfinity Internet customers will lose Peacock Premium on June 26.
This change was first announced in February 2023, and now Xfinity is sending a final warning to its customers. If you want to continue using Peacock Premium, Xfinity will sell you the membership for $2.99 per month, instead of the normal price of $4.99 per month. (The $2.99 promo will appear in your email inbox and on your Xfinity Flex player. But after a year, it’ll revert to the regular Peacock price.)
Some Xfinity customers will continue to receive Peacock Premium for free. If you have an Xfinity Gigabit+ Internet plan, you should receive an email explaining how to continue your Peacock Premium membership. Xfinity Rewards customers with Platinum or Diamond status are also eligible. If you’ve been an Xfinity customer for more than seven years, claim your Platinum or Diamond status.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Xfinity Internet Customers: You will lose access to Peacock Premium on June 26, although you will be offered a one-year discounted membership offer for $2.99 a month. This offer should appear in your email inbox and on your Xfinity Flex player.
- Xfinity Gigabit+ Customers: If your Xfinity Internet plan includes speeds of 1 Gigabit or higher, you’ll continue to get Peacock Premium free through 2025. However, you may need to check your email to receive this offer.
- Xfinity Rewards (Platinum/Diamond): Customers who have been with Xfinity for seven years or more will continue to receive Peacock Premium for free. You just need to sign up for the rewards program.
To clarify, we had to get this information from an Xfinity support thread. Comcast has not formally announced that Gigabit+ and Rewards customers will receive extended access to Peacock Premium.
While we are disappointed to see this offer end, it is somewhat understandable. Comcast just wanted to generate interest in Peacock. Judging by how Xfinity customers react, I’d say the promotion served its purpose.
To note, Peacock often has a Black Friday deal — last year, it was a 12-month membership for $20. If you’re not willing to pay a monthly fee for Peacock Premium (even with Xfinity’s discounted rate ), maybe I should wait for Black Friday.
Source: Xfinity (1, 2), Peacock