Most major streaming services appreciate that accessibility is everything when it comes to retaining customers. No one wants the ultimate content library limited to just their PC or Mac. After all, few of us use just one device throughout the day anymore. Instead, we’re all often switching between PCs and smartphones, before diving onto a console or tablet in the evenings too. Fortunately, streaming options with Peacock are fairly varied. There is no limit on how many devices can be logged in to Peacock at any one time, giving you plenty of flexibility when using it. Just bear in mind that only three connections can be established simultaneously with the service so only three members of your household can use it at once. That’s a little limited but there’s always the option of signing up to a free plan to make up for it, depending on if the show you’re trying to view is available on there.
When it comes to devices, Peacock offers many different apps for numerous devices. It works on all major browsers including Safari, Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. Whether you’re using a Windows or Mac-based system, you will be able to use it. Alongside that, it also works with pretty much all Android and iOS-based smartphones and tablets, proving flexible during your daily commute. Additional support comes from many TVs and streaming devices. Peacock is supported on most Fire TV and Fire tablet devices. It also works on many Android TV setups including Nvidia Shield. The majority of Apple TVs are also compatible with it, as well as Chromecast.
Other support includes LG Smart TVs, Hisense VIDAA devices, many Rokus, Samsung Smart TVs, and Vizio TVs. Games console support is also expansive with support for the PlayStation 4 and above, as well as the Xbox One and above. Numerous cable provider set-top boxes also offer support including Cox boxes and many Xfinity devices. The only noticeable device missing here is the Nintendo Switch which is a common issue for streaming services and easily circumvented by using something else.
Remember though — Peacock only allows for up to three devices to watch its services simultaneously. That’s the same number as Paramount Plus but it is a little low compared to some competitors, especially if you have a growing household that likes to watch different things at the same time. Having said that, it’s always possible to use an additional free plan subscription so this will only be an issue with certain content or live sports. The ability to create six separate user profiles at least means that everyone within the family can enjoy recommendations based on their previous viewing habits, rather than the recommendation engine being disrupted by other viewing sessions. Premium Plus users can also opt to download shows and movies to watch offline although this capability does not extend to every show available on the service.