NBC Sports Gold figure skating pass - feedback, troubleshooting, pros/cons, etc.

Aceon6

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rfisher

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Does anyone know if your xfinity is the premium account or if it needs to be upgraded?

NM. I just figured out how to check and it is included with Xfinity for $4.99/month. You can get an ad free option for a penny more.
 

sk9tingfan

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Does anyone know if your xfinity is the premium account or if it needs to be upgraded?

No. I just brought it up with no problem. By the way, one can now fast forward with logical individual breaks! But, there are commercials :rolleyes:
 

maureenfarone

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Does anyone know if your xfinity is the premium account or if it needs to be upgraded?

NM. I just figured out how to check and it is included with Xfinity for $4.99/month. You can get an ad free option for a penny more.
I think ad free is an additional $5.00 per month. From the website - Peacock Premium is $4.99 per month; Peacock Premium Plus (ad free) is $9.99 per month. I'm basing this on not having xfinity - just over the air on antenna and using my Roku to watch on tv.
 

rfisher

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I think ad free is an additional $5.00 per month. From the website - Peacock Premium is $4.99 per month; Peacock Premium Plus (ad free) is $9.99 per month. I'm basing this on not having xfinity - just over the air on antenna and using my Roku to watch on tv.
You may be right. It says $5.00 for a 7 day trial. I'll have to see how annoying ads are first.
 

maureenfarone

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You may be right. It says $5.00 for a 7 day trial. I'll have to see how annoying ads are first.
I also noticed this on the website relating to ad free: *Due to streaming rights, a small amount of programming will still contain ads (Peacock channels, events and a few shows and movies). So it seems even if you pay the extra for ad free you will still have some ads :rolleyes:. I think I will start with the $4.99 and see how it goes. As @skipaway posted, the yearly would subscription would also save a little money.
 

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I think on Hulu it's been mostly Shonda Rhimes's shows (like Grey's Anatomy) that still had ads even on the ad-free tier. I imagine Peacock should make a list available of those cases but it'll probably be a small minority.

I'm guessing anyone without US billing and VPN is out of luck now even for Nats? :(
 

TanithandBenFan

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Unless they cut into the middle of a program with an ad (which would be inexcusable), the option with ads shouldn’t be a big deal for skating. They’ll probably just be shown during the breaks.
 

Frau Muller

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I have it for free. Skate America 2019 is up there

Me too. Have Comcast-Xfinity hooked to an HD Smart TV. (Smart TV is my device of choice.) I just spoke “Peacock” into my remote. Then used keyboard to type email address and am in Peacock. Searched “figure skating” and the eight SkAm2019 events showed up. Other live and archived icons will appear in time. Easy peasy...so far. :)
 

TanithandBenFan

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Looks like Cox TV Essential customers have access to Peacock if we have the Contour 2 receiver. I have the Contour 1 but can upgrade for only $1.50 per month. That will be much cheaper than paying $49.99 per year!
 

Karen-W

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I have to update my xfinity box in order to get Peacock TV. Guess I need to get that done before SkAm.
 

maureenfarone

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I chatted with a friend last night and her Roku isn't on the list provided by Peacock :eek:. I'm not sure why it wouldn't be on the list because it is only 2 years old. She will be contacting customer service later today. At the moment she cannot find Peacock TV on her Roku so unless this can be fixed she will be forced to use a laptop cabled to her tv. Sadly she only got the Roku so she could watch NBC Gold without using a computer.

I also noted in the statement from U. S. Figure Skating that the archived videos on NBC Gold will only be available until the end of 2020!
 

maureenfarone

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I am pretty sure my Roku is more than 2 years old and I got Peacock working on it last night.
Good! I think the Roku my friend has is a model 3810X Streaming Stick which isn't able to access Peacock TV. My Roku (no idea what model it is) found Peacock right away and it is 4 yrs. old.
 

Aceon6

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Although we have a couple of Rokus lying around, I prefer my FireStick. Until Amazon catches up, I’ll just run an HDMI cable from the laptop.
 

MacMadame

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I also noted in the statement from U. S. Figure Skating that the archived videos on NBC Gold will only be available until the end of 2020!
I believe that's because they are moving over to Peacock. At least that's my interpretation of the email I got from NBC.
 

maureenfarone

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I believe that's because they are moving over to Peacock. At least that's my interpretation of the email I got from NBC.
Yes, I agree it is because of the move to Peacock. I feel kind of bad for the fans that really like to go back and watch older competitions since that will end. Personally I occasionally want to watch an individual performance, but don't usually rewatch entire competitions.
 

MacMadame

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Yes, I agree it is because of the move to Peacock. I feel kind of bad for the fans that really like to go back and watch older competitions since that will end. Personally I occasionally want to watch an individual performance, but don't usually rewatch entire competitions.
But if they are Peacock, it won't end. You just change where you look.
 

maureenfarone

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Just a reminder that the archived events on NBC Gold are only available until the end of December 2020. I'm currently rewatching the Ladies FS from Greensboro since we aren't seeing much FS on TV right now.
 

Sylvia

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In case all the 2019-20 figure skating events are deleted by tomorrow, I'm spending some time re-watching NBC Sports Gold today... starting with some of the Regional events in October 2019. :)
 

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