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New streaming services avoiding Roku and Fire TV???

What the heck? First HBO Max launches with no Roku or Fire TV app and now Peacock follows suit? How does that make sense? Most streamers use one device or the other and for two high profile, very heavily advertised streaming services to launch, but ignore those platforms seems stupid. What am I missing? I can't believe it's too expensive as lots of very minor streaming services launch on both platforms. Are they trying to drive customers to alternate platforms? Are Apple TV and Chromecast paying them to avoid Roku and Fire TV?

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Re: New streaming services avoiding Roku and Fire TV???

@gardenman I am also disappointed HBO Max and Peacock are not available on Roku and Amazon Firestick. I have an iPad and Chromebook I could watch both on, but I don't feel like using up my battery life on both devices. 

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I have Comcast Xfinity and have really been enjoying all of the free movies/shows that Peacock offers, in addition to many other networks.

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Re: New streaming services avoiding Roku and Fire TV???

@gardenman 

 

Per the local news (channel 10), Peacock will be available to Fire tv 2021.

 

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@KingstonsMom wrote:

I have Comcast Xfinity and have really been enjoying all of the free movies/shows that Peacock offers, in addition to many other networks.


Same here w/Verizon FIOS.  And that includes HBO Max.

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I just got an email Goggle Chrome has an offer for me on my android device, 3 months of Peacock for free. If you read the small print  you are agreeing to auto renewal once your free trial is up ($4.99). I don't like doing these free trials, I'll forget to cancel it or I won't know how to go about it!

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According to Peacock's website it's FREE!

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According to TV Guide there are three tiers to the Peacock streaming. Some content is free the other two you have to pay for.

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@Jordan2 

 

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