How to Get NBCUniversal's Peacock Streaming Service

· John Martellaro · Editorial

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Currently, the only way to get NBCUniversal’s Peacock Streaming Service is with with Xfinity Flex and X1 box. But that will change later this year.

We Need a Really Big Display For Our Mac

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Dell UltraSharp 49-inch display

John looks at a review of a 49-inch display and how a really large display can brighten the work-at-home landscape.

Apple is Doomed. No It Isn't. Services Are Hot Stuff

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple Park

Big tech companies are destined to suffer from unemployment, recession and fear, right? Yes, but maybe not so much as thought. Resilience is key.

TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#4) - TMO Background Mode Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Charlotte Henry on Background Mode

Charlotte Henry is a London-based technical journalist. A self-described media junkie, she writes about Apple — and now for the Mac Observer as well as our UK Associate Editor. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, the Independent on Sunday and CapX. Her new book is: Not Buying It.

In this special episode, Charlotte and I discuss the various streaming TV services: Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, CBS All Access, Britbox, Peacock, and Quibi. We chat about our favorite shows, our experiences viewing, the pricing, and the prospects of success for the new guys on the block. Charlotte loves The Bold Type (Netflix). John waxes poetic about The Mandalorian and Star Trek: Picard.

Comcast Will Raise Your Price Even if You Don’t Use NBC’s Peacock

· Andrew Orr · Link

Two things will go live on April 15: Early access for NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and a price hike from Comcast.

The extra costs will not be readily evident to new customers as the rate increases mostly appear as hidden fees…For some customers, these price hikes have already taken effect as the company began the gradual squeeze in December. All totaled, subscriptions should increase by about 3.6 percent for most subscribers, whether they use Peacock or not.

Peacock - Linear TV in a Streaming World

· Charlotte Henry · Analysis

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is preparing to go live, and it has a somewhat different model to Apple TV+ and other rivals.

How TV Streaming Services Seduce Consumers

· John Martellaro · Analysis

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Many of the TV streaming services use tried-and-true marketing techniques to lure customers into subscriptions they can’t fully use. John examines the techniques used by NBCUiniversal’s Peacock.