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Charter offers Spectrum customers free access to Peacock

The promotion runs through the end of December, and will net TV and Internet customers between three month and one year of free streaming.

The promotion runs through the end of December, and will net TV and Internet customers between three month and one year of free streaming.

Charter Communications is offering its Spectrum TV and Spectrum Internet customers free access to Comcast’s streaming television service Peacock.

As part of a promotional deal that runs through December, Spectrum TV customers with qualifying plans can get 12 months of Peacock’s premium, ad-supported tier for free, while Spectrum Internet customers will get 90 days of Peacock Premium at no cost.

Peacock Premium normally costs $6 a month, and unlocks the full library of Peacock’s TV shows and movies (with advertising) along with live video feeds of various sporting events from NBC (including Sunday Night Football) and some of Comcast’s cable channels.

Spectrum TV customers who are on the “Basic” or “TV Essentials” plans are not eligible for the 12-month Peacock Premium promotion, but are eligible to receive Peacock Premium free for 90 days if they bundle their Basic or TV Essential plan with a qualifying Spectrum Internet plan. Customers who upgrade to a higher TV tier will have their Peacock Premium promotion adjusted from 90 days to 12 months, dated back to when the promotion was redeemed.

Customers who are interested in the free Peacock Premium promotion should contact Spectrum customer service to get started. The promotion runs through December 7.

Customers of Comcast are also eligible for various free promotions to Peacock Premium, after an original promotion that gave nearly all Xfinity TV and Internet customers expired in June.

Now, Comcast customers on most home Internet and TV plans have discounted access to Peacock Premium when they sign up through specific offers on their X1 or Flex set-top boxes. Gigabit Internet customers and long-time TV and Internet subscribers enrolled in Xfinity Rewards continue to enjoy free access to Peacock Premium, though they are required to redeem those offers online.

New and current customers of Peacock Premium always have the option to upgrade their account to Peacock Premium Plus, which removes advertisements from most on-demand TV shows and movies, and unlocks a live stream of a customer’s local NBC affiliate.

As of July, Comcast said Peacock had around 24 million paying subscribers.

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